One-two punch powers Glenbard North in blowout win

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THE SKINNY

It wasn’t just the Justin Jackson Show for 13th-ranked Glenbard North (4-1, 3-0 DuPage Valley). While the Northwestern commit ran for 172 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries, despite only playing in the first half, he wasn’t the only Panther to post big numbers. His backup, freshman Vittorio Tricase, added 121 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. The Rams (2-3, 1-2) also got a big game from their running back, Dominic Wilberton, who gained 207 yards on the ground, but he was unable to find the endzone.

TURNING POINT

Glenbard East tried some trickery right off the bat, onside kicking to start the game. It didn’t work. Less than three minutes later, Jackson was in the endzone, giving Glenbard North a lead it would never relinquish.

THE STAR

Jackson, Tricase and Wilberton all were impressive on the ground. But as usual, it was the state’s leading rusher who shined brightest. Jackson had touchdowns of 1, 13 and 10 yards in the blowout win.

BY THE NUMBERS

Panthers quarterback Brett Gasiorowski had just two passing attempts for the game. Both were completed, and one went for a touchdown.

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“[Tricase] provides a nice change of pace, and we can do a lot of different things when Justin lines up wide and he’s in the backfield.” – Glenbard North coach Ryan Wilkens

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