Lockport squeeks past Stagg, earns first win of season

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THE SKINNY:

Tyler Johnson scored from six-yards out with 38.9 seconds to play to give the Porters their first lead of the game and first win of the season before a homecoming crowd. The touchdown capped a 14-play, 88-yard drive and gave Lockport its second win in the last 15 games, dating back to 2011. The Porters improved to 1-4 and 1-2 in the SouthWest Suburban Blue. Stagg fell to 2-3, 0-3.

TURNING POINT:

Tyler Mackessy had given Stagg a 21-10 lead when he returned a partially blocked punt 15 yards on the last play of the third quarter. But the Porters responded with a 57-yard scoring drive, capped by a 16-yard run from Johnson, and made the 2-point conversion to cut the lead to three with 10:04 to play.

THE STAR:

Lockport senior quarterback Ryan Dalton ran four times for 52 yards and completed three passes for 38 yards on the game-winning drive. The Porters overcame a first and 23 situation at their own 10 and Dalton completed a 19-yard pass to Cory Andrus on a third-and-17 play.

BY THE NUMBERS:

Dalton was 6-for-17 for 86 yards. Johnson had 15 carries for 97 yards and Cory Savage scored on a 3-yard run for Lockport. Stagg quarterback Adam Pilota was 6-for-12 for 159 yards and had throws of 44 yards to Mackessy and 71 yards to Dennis Egan. He also added 88 yards rushing as did Austin Kelly for the Chargers.

QUOTABLE:

“I came into the huddle [on the last drive], looked every single guy in the eyes and said ‘we’re going to do this, let’s go.’ “— Dalton.


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