Oswego East clinches first playoff berth in program history

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THE SKINNY

Oswego East (6-3 overall, 4-3 Southwest Prairie Conference) built a 20-point lead and never looked back in a 27-13 win at Plainfield North (3-6, 2-5). It clinched the first playoff berth in the nine-year history of the varsity program, set a new program record for wins and marked the first time the Wolves have ever beaten Plainfield North.

TURNING POINT

After falling behind 7-6 late in the first quarter, Oswego East embarked on an eight-play, 69-yard scoring drive capped by a 30-yard touchdown pass on a swing pass from Tyler Kennedy to Khalil Driver. The Wolves never trailed again.

THE STAR

Kennedy threw four touchdown passes in the win for Oswego East. He completed 13-of-17 passes for 166 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 30 and 25 yards to Davis, found Connor Nally for a 12-yard score and completed a 10-yard pass to Ryan Garrigus.

BY THE NUMBERS

Plainfield North junior Quintin Hoosman was a busy man, rushing for 164 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries

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“Now it’s not getting to the playoffs,” Oswego East coach Tyson LeBlanc said. “We got that far. Our goal has to be getting to Northern Illinois (for the Class 7A championship game.”

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