Raby downs King, Chris Covington steals show

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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.


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


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.


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.


“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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