Quickness, size, crisp execution and scoring prowess were all on display Friday night in Barrington’s long-awaited football home opener.
But it was visiting Evanston doing most all of the latter.
The Wildkits (4-0) showed depth, patience and quick-strike scoring ability in a 32-13 nonconference showdown between Central Suburban and Mid-Suburban league powerhouses.
“It’s a big win,” said Evanston head coach Mike Burzawa, whose team was driven by the arm of Ben Tarpey (14-for-21, 264 yards, 1 INT), including touchdowns of 25 yards to Malik Ross and a dagger of 27 yards on a fourth-and-1 play to Gerrad Lampour that broke Barrington’s back, and heart, as well as put the game out of reach.
“Ben Tarpey executed. Our veterans executed,” said Burzawa, referring also to the defense that picked off Tommy Fitzpatrick to kill one Barrington possession and pretty much stuffed Barrington’s running game thanks to big defensive end Dan White, who otherwise spent the evening chasing Fitzpatrick around in passing situations.
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