Glenbrook South topples Metea Valley

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One week after surrendering 29 unanswered points in its season-opening loss, Glenbrook South scored 31 consecutive points against Metea Valley en route to a 45-16 victory in Glenview.

The game’s momentum shifted when Glenbrook South cornerback Brett Laurie intercepted a Blaise Bell screen pass and returned it 43 yards for a score late in the first quarter.

“I think it swung the game,” Glenbrook South coach Mike Noll said of Laurie’s interception. “That was one of those momentum changers. The score was close (7-6) at the time. I think that was a big play because we seemed to have the momentum from that point on.”

Laurie, who had two interceptions in the game, was integral in helping the Titans’ defense break the will of Metea Valley (1-1).

The Mustangs answered Laurie’s touchdown with a field goal to pull the score to 14-9, but Laurie returned the ensuing kickoff 71 yards to set up Ose Ilenikhena’s 10-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Max Cohen.

The Titans (1-1) increased their lead to 28-9 at halftime. Noll’s squad stretched its advantage to 45-9 in the second half in a game that unfolded much differently than Glenbrook South’s 55-41 season-opening loss to Prospect.

“We just had to focus on playing 48 minutes,” Ilenikhena said.

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