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 the outright 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 scored his 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, and completed 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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