Kevin Montero scores five TDs in Rolling Meadows victory

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Rolling Meadows scored on its first play from scrimmage and didn’t stop scoring even after the game kicked into running-clock mode at 42-0 with 10:11 left in the third quarter en route to a 49-20 thrashing of host Grayslake North in the Class 6A playoffs.


On its first try at an offensive play, the Mustangs were flagged for a false start. On the next play, QB Bobby Suchecki threw a 56-yard TD pass to Matt Campbell. Grayslake North then went three-and-out, and when Kevin Montero scored the first of his five TDs on Rolling Meadows’ ensuing possession, the rout was on.


Montero rushed for three touchdowns and caught two more for the Mustangs (7-3). He finished with nine carries for 86 yards and caught three passes for 100 yards.


Rolling Meadows had 433 yards of offense, with Suchecki completing 9-of-18 passes for 300 yards and three scores. For Grayslake, junior Titus Booker carried 35 times for a school-record 291 yards. It was the third time this year that he broke the school’s single-game rushing record. Sophomore QB Merrick Gentile was 9-of-21 passing for 76 yards and a score.


“We figured it was going to be high-scoring, but I’m proud of the way our defense came out and shut them down.” — Montero

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