Glenbard West thwarts Oak Park-River Forest’s upset attempt

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THE SKINNY

Hayden Carlson batted away a Lloyd Yates pass in the end zone with 22.1 seconds remaining in the game to preserve the win for the Hilltoppers (5-1, 4-0 West Suburban Silver).

THE TURNING POINT

Glenbard West’s second touchdown drive was kept alive by running back Scott Andrews, who ran three yards on a fourth-and-1 at the Oak Park 12. The Hilltoppers scored two plays later.

THE STAR

With his team trailing 7-0 in the second quarter, senior running back Jermon Kindle-Joyner scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Drew Vogg and added a one-yard scoring run with 42.8 seconds to play before halftime to help push the Hilltoppers to a 14-7 lead.

BY THE NUMBERS

Andrews rushed for a game-high 107 yards on 24 carries and scored on an eight-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

BREAKING IT DOWN

The Hilltoppers, who defeated Oak Park for the sixth consecutive time, extended their conference winning streak to 16 games. The Huskies fell to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in conference.

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