Homewood-Flossmoor 24, Lincoln-Way East 21
THE SKINNY: Homecoming, two undefeated teams — it doesn’t get much better for Lincoln-Way East or Homewood-Flossmoor and neither disappointed the standing room only crowd in Flossmoor. The Vikings (5-0, 3-0 in the Southwest Suburban Blue) erased a 14-7 defcit by scoring 17 points in a row for the win over the Griffins (4-1, 2-1).
TURNING POINT: Will Daniels’ interception with a little over 2 minutes left stopped the Griffins final drive of the night. Daniels scored on the play but the touchdown was called back because of a block in the back penalty. The Vikings were still able to run out the clock.
THE STAR: Vikings senior running back Vashon Nutt had had 11 carries for 125 yards, including a 66-yard TD run with 10:07 left in the third that gave his team a 24-14 lead.
BY THE NUMBERS: The rushing attach of sophomore twins DeVante Harley-Hampton and Dante Harley-Hampton combined for 107 yards to complement Nutt, and a steady day by quarterback Isaac Cutrara (8-for-17, 133 yards, 2 TD).
QUOTABLE: “We fought hard and this just shows how much work we put in. This was a game of a lifetime and people would die to play in a game like this.” — Nutt said.