Warren downs Z-B with big second quarter

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Warren exploded for three second-quarter touchdowns to break open a scoreless game and went on to beat host Zion-Benton 34-0 on Friday in the North Suburban Lake football opener for both teams.

Blue Devil quarterback Adam Reuss capped a 10-play, 69-yard touchdown drive that wrapped around the first-quarter break and gave Warren a 7-0 lead.

Later in the second period, Zack Rappel scored on a four-yard touchdown pass from Reuss.

Then, Erik Johnson picked off a pass by Dillon Appenzeller, and that led to a one-yard touchdown run by Connor Iwema with 39 seconds left in the half. The big play in that 60-yard drive was a 52-yard pass from Reuss to Matt Matheny.

In the second half, Warren speedster Devonte Wilcox took over.

The halfback raced 65 yards to the house in the third quarter and tallied from 13 yards out on the first play of the fourth quarter to turn the game into a total rout.

Reuss, a two-year varsity starter, struggled in the season opener against Maine South, but was solid in a victory over New Trier last week and completed 11 of 22 passes for 229 yards and a score against Zion-Benton.

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