Minooka capitalizes on Oswego East mistakes
By Dennis Nelson For Sun-Times Media October 6, 2012 12:56AM
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Minooka quarterback Joe Carnagio passed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 88 yards.
Updated: November 8, 2012 11:51AM
It was Minooka’s Homecoming on Friday and Oswego East was bearing gifts.
The visiting Wolves turned the ball over five times in the second half and the Indians took advantage to post a 31-7 Southwest Prairie Conference win.
Tied at 7-all at the half, Minooka ripped off 24 unanswered points to keep its playoff hopes alive at 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the league.
Oswego East fell to 3-4 overall and 1-4 in the conference.
“Our goal is to go 1-0,” Minooka coach Paul Forsythe said. “We can’t look down the road. The kids know the situation and they knew they had to win this football game.”
“This was big for us,” quarterback Joe Carnagio said. “We know we can beat teams as long as we don’t beat ourselves. We haven’t really shown our potential yet or played a complete game.”
Carnagio did it with his arm and his feet, passing for 110 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for a game-high 88 yards on 14 carries.
“We show flashes of greatness at times,” Forsythe said. “We’re going to keep plugging along. We’re still looking to play a complete game.”
In the first half, Minooka turned the ball over twice, the second miscue leading to a 12-yard touchdown pass from Sean Kennedy to Conor Nally that forged a 7-all tie at the half.
Right before the half, Mitch Vogrin intercepted a pass for Minooka, which was a prelude to the second half. Oswego East turned the ball over on all but one second-half possession.
Mark Fox (49-yard catch), Nate Gunn (14-yard run) and Matt Hoh (3-yard run) scored off Oswego East miscues to make the Indians’ Homecoming a success.
Max Brozovich caught a 32-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and rushed for 76 yards on 15 carries for Minooka.
Kennedy completed 16-of-34 passes for 95 yards for Oswego East.
Chris Cooper had 45 yards rushing on 10 carries for the Wolves.