Schaumburg 35, Hoffman Estates 7
THE SKINNY: The No. 19 Saxons remained perfect on the season and cruised to a Mid-Suburban West home victory over Hoffman Estates (2-5, 0-3). The Saxons scored on quarterback Stacey Smith Jr.’s 26-yard touchdown run and scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-0 halftime lead as they never looked back.
TURNING POINT: After a scoreless first quarter, Hoffman Estates’ defense gave up three first downs on three Schaumburg third downs —thanks to three penalties —and allowed Smith to score on a 26-yard touchdown scamper on fourth-and-onelater in the drive to give Schaumburg (7-0, 3-0)the game’s opening touchdown.
THE STAR: Schaumburgsenior quarterback Stacey Smith Jr. ran the ball 14 times for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Through the air, Smith was 2-7 passing for 30 yards and a touchdown.
BY THE NUMBERS: The last two weeks Smith has run for 400 yards and six touchdowns on 31 carries.
QUOTABLE: “Our O-line opened up a lot of big holes so we had room to run. We didn’t force things and we let the plays come to us.” -Smith