Dundee-Crown rumbles past Elgin

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DUNDEE-CROWN 52, ELGIN 12

THE SKINNY: Hoping to end an 18-year postseason drought, Dundee-Crown looked very much like a playoff contender in its home opener as the Chargers spoiled the coaching debut of Elgin’s Kyle Rohde.

TURNING POINT: D-C (1-0) set the tone from the outset, taking advantage of great field position to score touchdowns on its first four possessions via drives of 42, 54, 45 and 39 yards to open a 30-0 halftime lead.

THE STARS: The Parsons Project was working at full force for the Chargers as brothers Caleb and Cordero Parsons combined to score five TDs. Junior Caleb Parson rushed for 83 yards on 10 carries and two TDs and scored on a 15-yard pass. Cordero Parsons also rushed for a pair of scores.

BY THE NUMBERS: The Chargers’ running attack racked up 256 yards. Two long runs by TJ Moss, including a 54-yard TD on the first play of the third quarter, gave him a team-high 123 yards on eight carries. The Chargers’ defense held the Maroons to just 43 yards in the first half. Jordan Smith scored a pair of second-half TDs for Elgin.

QUOTABLE: “We came out fast and hard,” D-C coach Vito Andriola said. “We have a bunch of guys up front on the line who have been with us for a while, so we expect them to be good. They played well and allowed us to run the ball.”

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