Raby downs King, Chris Covington steals show

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THE SKINNY

The game pitted two of Chicago’s finest two-way athletes —quarterback/safeties Christopher Covington of Raby and Nathaniel Powell of King.It was a rematch of last year’s game that King won on the final play for theoutright Land of Lincoln championship.

TURNING POINT

On Raby’s first play from scrimmage, Covington ran a bootleg around the right side that he turned into a 72-yard touchdown run.

THE STAR

It was the Covington show for Raby (3-1, 1-0). He scoredhis second touchdown on a 70-yard run late in the second quarter, then put the game on ice with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Strowder.He topped off his evening with a 43-yard interception return late in the fourth quarter to the Jaguars’ three-yard line.

BY THE NUMBERS

Covington finished with 14 rushes for 223 yards and two touchdowns, andcompleted his only pass attempt for 32 yards and another score.King fell to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference.

QUOTABLE

“King has beaten us for the last two years with Nate as quarterback and this was my last chance to get a victory. I did not want to leave the field without a win.We had a great game plan.I looked at this game as a personal challenge.” — Covington

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