North Shore searching for alarm clock after loss

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There isn’t much the North Shore Country Day football team can hang its hat on after suffering a 35-14 defeat to downstate Ottawa’s Marquette Academy in Winnetka on Saturday.

“It’s a slap in the head,” said North Shore head coach Jim Deuble, whose squad fell to 2-1. “This was definitely a wake-up call.”

The Raiders couldn’t get anything going offensively against Marquette in the first half, and trailed 21-0 heading into the third quarter.

“(Marquette) controlled the line of scrimmage the entire game,” Deuble said.

There were a few bright spots for North Shore in the second half. Kyle Okesanya caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Elias Butler to cut the Crusaders’ lead to 21-7 halfway through the third quarter.

After another Crusaders score, Butler scrambled 30 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. But another Marquette TD ended any hopes of a Raiders comeback.

“We’re early in the season,” Deuble said. “There’s six games to go, but we have to get better in some areas moving forward. It’s a disappointing loss, but it’s not like we lost a conference championship.”

North Shore Country Day will host Luther North on Saturday.

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