New Trier holds off late Waukegan rally for wild win

SHARE New Trier holds off late Waukegan rally for wild win

NewTrier41,Waukegan39 THE SKINNY The Trevians (3-2 overall, 1-0 CSL South) stopped what would have been a game-tying two-point conversion in the game’s final minute and then secured an onside kick to hold off the Bulldogs (2-3, 0-1) in Friday’s wild CSL South opener inNorthfield.Waukegantrailed 41-27 with1:50remaining before staging a comeback that included senior receiverJaleel Darr-Duffie’s fourth touchdown catch of the game, arecovered onside kick and a rushing touchdown by junior quarterback Melvin Bobo IV. TURNING POINT Waukegan’s missed extra point after Darr-Duffie’s fourth-quarter touchdown forced the Bulldogs to have to attempt the ultimately unsuccessful two-point conversion on their next possession. THE STARS Darr-Duffie put on a clinic, catching touchdown passes of 74, 58, 54 and 26 yards.NewTrierjunior running back Kevin Mulhern had a breakout game, but left the contest for good early in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. BY THE NUMBERS NewTrierwon the turnover battle 3-0 as senior Jeremiah Hsu recovered a fumble and juniors Charlie Schoder and Scott Hammes each had second-half interceptions. QUOTABLE “We just have to keep getting better all over the field. I think we did a lot of good things tonight and we’re going to look at that and see how we can improve. If you take away some of (Waukegan’s) big plays, it’s a (totally) different ballgame. We just have to make the play. They made the play and we didn’t. We can’t give up easy scores defensively – New Trier coach Dan Starkey

The Latest
The painting was done in April by the Belgian artist Renaud Taelemans, who goes by “My Name Is Ebo,” to promote a concert for the electronic dance group Ganja White Night.
Chicagoans show support for Ukraine, students get fresh haircuts for the first day of school and police welcome new graduates and honor Ella French in our best unseen pics of the week.
The author was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York.
The actor, who is in a coma and in critical condition, is being kept on life support for possible organ donation.
A Big Ten recruit staying close to home and some exceptional multisport athletes highlight the list of the area’s top quarterbacks.