Willowbrook senior quarterback Brian Johnson continued his torrid offensive output by throwing for 263 yards and three touchdowns as the visiting Warriors scored 28 unanswered second-half points in ruining Morton’s homecoming with the 49-19 victory Friday in Berwyn.
The Warriors (4-1, 2-0 West Suburban Gold) led just 14-7 to start the third quarter when junior David Harris recovered a fumble on the second-half kickoff. Five plays later, Johnson connected with Devin Childress for a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Senior running back Jeremy Barnes rushed for a career-high 220 yards on 27 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 11, 2 and 3 yards as Willowbrook broke the game open with three touchdowns in a five-minute stretch. He carried 17 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns in the second half.
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Johnson, who threw for a state record 675 yards in a game against Lyons, finished 15-of-31. He completed 10 of 20 passes for 214 yards in the first half. He opened the scoring with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Childress. He also threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Rushing. Senior running back Marlon Hester gained 100 yards on 21 carries and scored on a 6-yard run for the Mustangs (1-4, 1-2). Junior Anthony Stanciu, replacing injured starter, Emilio Engle, ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass.
“The fact that they scheduled us for their homecoming, I took that kind of personally. I guess I wanted to show them what I could do. Getting that many carries definitely got me into a good running rhythm.” — Barnes