David Edwards’ big first half keys Downers North rout

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No. 8 Downers Grove North 45 Lockport 0 THE SKINNY: Junior quarterback David Edwards ran for a pair of touchdowns and also passed for two, all in the first half, as the No. 8 Trojans cruised to the opening night victory on the road. TURNING POINT: The opening kickoff was fumbled by Lockport and Vontae Diggs recovered for Downers Grove North at the Porter 14. Four plays later, Edwards scored the first of his two rushing TD’s on a 2-yard run and the Trojans (1-0) never looked back. THE STAR: Edwards. While his stats weren’t overly impressive, he was in control the whole way. He had 16 carries for 51 yards with touchdown runs of 2 and 3 yards. He was 4-of-11 passing for 98 yards with TD tosses of 42-yards to Sean Economou and 32 yards to Diggs en route to a 31-0 halftime lead. BY THE NUMBERS: Offensively, Downers Grove North held a 369-109 advantage in total yards. The Trojans also took advantage of Lockport fumbling or failing to field three kickoffs and added two interceptions. Charles Creamer (12 carries – 87 yards) scored on a 34-yard run and Kyle Leto (11 carries – 81 yards) added an 11-yard TD. Ryan Dalton was 3-of-6 for 56 yards for the Porters before being pulled late in the first half. QUOTABLE: ” I think our defense put us in great field position to get the win. Our focus all week was great and it was our defense and offensive line that won us this game. If we stay healthy, we should be a good football team.” — Edwards.

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