Grant dented the win column for the first time Saturday and damaged North Chicago’s playoff hopes along the way. Marshall Clark’s 21-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Bredwood with 2:01 left lifted the Bulldogs to a North Suburban Prairie victory.
A 16-yard North Chicago punt with 3:23 left set up Grant at the Warhawks’ 23-yard line. On third down, Grant quarterback Spencer Lhotka pitched the ball to Clark, who connected with Bredwood in the end zone for the winning score. North Chicago got to midfield before Arnold Shead fumbled the ball away with 36 seconds left.
With his team trailing 12-0, Bredwood returned a kickoff 87 yards for a second-quarter touchdown that made it 12-7 heading into the half. The wingback had 10 carries for 68 yards and caught three passes for 40 yards.
BY THE NUMBERS
Grant (1-4, 1-1) produced 158 yards of total offense compared to North Chicago’s 215. Shead rushed 17 times for 104 yards and a score for the Warhawks (3-2, 1-2). There were eight turnovers in the game, including Jamero Shelton’s 73-yard fumble return for a touchdown that made it 12-0. There also eight fumbles that were not lost.
“Amazing. We came through when the game was on the line. I saw him [Bredwood] open and knew I just had to get it off. We have to win five a row [to make the playoffs]. This is No. 1.” — Clark