WOODSTOCK – With his team facing an important third and 16 on Marian Central’s 42 yard line Friday, Marmion football coach Dan Thorpe thought back to this week’s practices.
After the two previous running plays netted negative-six yards, Marmion caught the Hurricanes’ defense overpursuing. Cadets running back Jordan Glasgow took a toss around the left side but pulled up to pass and hit running back Josh Meyers wide open down the left sideline for a 42-yard touchdown that put Marmion up by 11 with 42 seconds left in the third quarter.
The unbeaten Cadets went from there in a crucial 28-10 Suburban Christian Conference Blue win.
The Cadets (4-0, 2-0 SCC Blue) set the tone early, scoring on a 16-play, 73-yard drive that saw the Cadets convert two third and longs, with Marmion scoring on a slant route from Brock Krueger to Seth Sevenich for a 3-yard touchdown on fourth and goal from the three.
The Marmion defense picked off Hurricanes quarterback Billy Bahl three times, with Sevenich coming down with two and Nick Ferraro adding one. In the second quarter, Marmion recovered a Marian Central fumble and Krueger hit Sevenich for a 43-yard gain on the next play. Four plays later, Glasgow ran it in from one yard out to go up by a touchdown with 1:41 left in the half.
Marian (3-1) was coming off an 81-point outburst last week against Guerin.
Aurora Central Catholic 28, Chicago Christian 6: At Aurora, ACC improved to 3-1 and 1-1 in the SCC with a home win.
A balanced running attack boosted the Chargers, as Julian Rios, Matt Schaefer, Brian Bohr and Hunter Fliorito all scored on the ground.
Harvard 17, Burlington Central 13: At Burlington, with Harvard holding a 4-point lead with 6:53 remaining in the final quarter, Central went on a long drive starting at their own 29-yard line.
With less than 1:30 remaining, Burlington Central (1-3, 1-1 Big Northern Conference East) was nine yards away from stealing a win on its homecoming night. Any thoughts of a Rockets victory were quickly extinguished as Harvard linebacker Matthew Wheeler came up with a 15-yard sack on a third-down play. Burlington Central could not convert on fourth down.
• Andrew Hansen and Steve Repsys contributed to this report.