Luther Lockwood scored three touchdowns and rushed for 120 yards as the Eagles employed a big-strike offense and opportunistic special teams in a rout on Saturday at Gately.
The Eagles (3-1, 1-0 Illini Heartland) broke the game open with three second quarter touchdowns. Lockwood’s 28-yard run set up his one-yard dive. Durrel Nash blocked a punt that Malik Scott returned 14 yards for another touchdown. Zeriam Jackson ended the barrage with a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyree Dantzler.
Lockwood carried the ball just nine times but broke three long runs for the Eagles. His 30-yard run down the left edge expanded the margin to 42-0 and ignited the running clock. Jackson also added a 42-yard punt return touchdown in the third quarter.
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Dantzler only completed three passes but they went for 114 yards, all in the first half, as Brooks used its big-play arsenal to full strength. Brooks has now outscored its last two opponents 105-0.
“Without my line blocking, I wouldn’t have gotten anything tonight. For running backs, vision is everything. I got the ball and was able to see the holes and I hit them.” — Lockwood