A lengthy lightning delay did little to slow the quick-strike offense of No. 11 Bolingbrook on Friday in Romeoville.
A week after dropping its season opener as the top-ranked team in the Chicago area, Bolingbrook turned to its top playmakers and they delivered in a 51-14 victory over Romeoville.
Quarterback Adam Kline, running back/receiver Quincy Woods and running back Isaac Lane did most of the damage.
Woods finished with 187 total yards and two touchdowns, Kline was a perfect 8-for-8 passing for 179 yards and two scores and Lane rushed for two touchdowns. Both teams begin league play week three.
“Our playmakers made plays tonight and they have to for us to be successful,” Bolingbrook coach John Ivlow said. “That’s a good Romeoville team that made the playoffs last year. Everybody knows that. I hope they win out.”
“Our offensive line was balling and our defense was balling today,” Woods said. “With our offensive line doing that, we’re going to do great every game.”
Bolingbrook (1-1) totaled 479 yards of offense and did not punt, turning the ball over on downs once.
“That’s what we have to do and we have to stay healthy,” Ivlow said. “We feel the reason we’ve been stopped during our [postseason] runs is because of injuries.”
The game was delayed by lightning for almost an hour near the end of the halftime intermission. When play resumed, Bolingbrook scored two touchdowns and a field goal to invoke a running clock, per IHSA rules, with 9:05 left in the fourth quarter.
Defensively, the Raiders allowed just four first downs until the Spartans’ final drive.
“We have to improve and stay healthy,” Ivlow said. “That’s what we need to do. Now that the acclimation period is over and we can get back to regular practices, we’re going to get better. I think you are going to see a lot of teams get better.”
“We just have to keep working hard in practice,” Woods said. “Every practice should be a game so games should be easy. I don’t think anybody can stop our offensive line. It’s up to our offense this year to keep us going.”
Romeoville quarterback Kelvin Jones threw a touchdown pass and Gil Whitaker ran five yards for a score during the final minute for Romeoville (0-2). Bolingbrook led 21-6 after the first quarter and 34-6 at the half.
“We’ve played two tough teams to open up the season,” Ivlow said. “Our conference is tough and we feel we’re ready to get into it.”