St. Ignatius bolts out to fast start against Elmwood Park

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St. Ignatius 42, Elmwood Park 7

THE SKINNY

Junior running back Brendan McNally scored a career-high five touchdowns and rushed for 187 yards on 24 carries as St. Ignatius scored on its first six possessions in thrashing Elmwood Park 42-7 at the University of ChicagoFridaynight.

TURNING POINT

Elmwood Park star running back and linebacker Trent Woods had two potentially game-altering plays nullified by Tigers’ penalties. A roughing the passer infraction wiped out his interception on the Wolfpack’s second possession. His 80-yard touchdown run was negated by a holding call.

THE STAR

McNally broke runs of 23 yards and 28 yards on the Wolfpack’s opening possession and capped the eight play, 68-yard drive with a one-yard plunge. He added scoring runs of five, three, four and four as St. Ignatius (1-1) jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead.

BY THE NUMBERS

Elmwood Park (1-1) was held without a first down in the opening half. Tight end Brian Sama scored on an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Paul Mika on the opening possession of the third quarter for the Tigers’ only touchdown.

QUOTABLE

“I owe it all to my line. My style has changed as wewll. When I was younger, I was more of a powerback. Now, in our spread offense, I’m more of a scatback.” — McNally

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