Newell ignites Morgan Park rally

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The star

Trailing 8-0 entering the fourth quarter, Morgan Park (3-2, 2-0 Prairie State) got some heroics from quarterback Andre Newell, who tossed a 73-yard touchdown pass to Charles Bournes to tie the game at 8-8 with 8:25 remaining. Newell then connected with Theodore Jones on a 54-yard scoring pass with 2:30 to play that proved to be the game-winner.

The moment

After putting Robeson (3-2, 1-1) ahead 8-0 on a four-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter, star running back Devon Sanders left the game with an ankle injury with 9:59 to play in the fourth quarter.

The quote

“We feel like a team now. Everybody is ready; this is the way it should be.’’ — Bournes, on the recently-granted eligibility of five transfers from Julian

The breakdown

Khairi Bailey, one of the Mustangs’ newly eligibly players, registered two sacks and 12 tackles in his second game back. “ I am very happy for these kids,’’ Morgan Park coach Wesley Yates said. ‘‘It’s been a tough couple of years for them. But after talking with them and their parents, it’s great for them to be given a second chance”

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