L-W East keeps tight grip in league
By Mike Fitzgerald For Sun-Times Media October 6, 2012 1:06AM
Lincoln Way East Griffins quarterback Tom Fuessel (18) drops back to pass against the Lincoln Way Central Knights at Lincoln Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois, Friday, Oct. 05, 2012. | Michael DiNovo~For Sun-Times Media
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Lincoln-Way East senior quarterback Tom Fuessel rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another.
Updated: November 8, 2012 12:12PM
Quarterback Tom Fuessel and a stout Lincoln-Way East defense led the way in the Griffins’ 36-7 win over visiting Lincoln-Way Central Friday in a SouthWest Suburban Blue match-up.
Fuessel ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the No. 2 Griffins (7-0, 5-0) took an early lead over the Knights (3-4, 2-3) and never looked back.
The Griffins’ Nick Colangelo scored on a 24-yard run to make it 7-0 with 10:10 to play in the first period. Colangelo, a senior running back, set up the next East score by taking a screen pass from Fuessel 63 yards to the Central 1. Fuessel scored on the next play to make it 14-0.
East led 17-0 when Fuessel made three big plays on a five-play, 70-yard scoring drive to make it 24-0. Fuessel ran for 35 yards to the Knights’ 35. A holding penalty set East back to the 41. Fuessel then hit Josh Maholovich with a 36-yard pass to the Central 5 before running it in for a score on the next play.
Fuessel hit receiver Chris Pierie on a 7-yard scoring pass to make it 30-0 with 2:47 to play in the third quarter.
“It was a great game. We really came out on offense, and our defense came right out and we got a great win,” Fuessel said.
Fuessel rushed for 139 yards on 19 carries.
The Griffins defense intercepted Lincoln-Way Central quarterbacks three times and recovered one fumble. Knights running back Sean Studer rushed for 105 yards in the second half.