Terrell, Treadwell key Crete-Monee rout of Kankakee

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Crete-Monee had no trouble improving to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in Southland play as the 14th-ranked Warriors scored on their first five possessions en route to a 37-6 home victory over Kankakee Friday.

Senior quarterback Marcus Terrell connected on 16 of 22 passes for five touchdowns and 216 yards for Crete-Monee, which led 37-0 at the half. He hit Laquon Treadwell with touchdown passes of 10 and 46 yards and also had touchdown tosses to Kyle Tilley (10 yards), Nyles Morgan (two yards) and Lance Lenoir (14 yards).

“We played all right,” Terrell said. “We know we have to play better. We’re getting better every week and we have to continue to improve.”

Treadwell, considered one of the top high school receiving prospects in the country, threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to DeShawn Duncan for Crete’s other score.

While the offense was rolling to a 37-0 halftime lead, the defense was totally in control. The Warriors held Kankakee to minus 26 yards rushing and no first downs in the first half. The Kays finished with 37 yards rushing and four first downs as Crete emptied its bench on both sides on the ball in the second half.

“It would have been nice to get the shutout,” said Morgan, one of the top junior prospects in Illinois. “It doesn’t bother us that the offense gets all the praise. They know we’re the ones keeping the other team out of the end zone.”

Nobody has scored more than one touchdown against the Warriors this season as they have outscored the opposition 184-29.

“I think our defense is better than last year,” Morgan said. “We’re playing with more intensity and more effort this year. But we know we can get better.”

Kankakee (1-4, 0-2) averted the shutout on the last play of the game when Kyle Love scored on a five-yard run.

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