Football: Oswego storms past Minooka 41-13
By Paul Johnson For Sun-Times Media September 14, 2013 12:08AM
Oswego's Tyler Walsh rushes for a first down against Minooka. Walsh caught three passes for 103 yards and rushed for 123 yards on 17 carries.in the Panthers' win. | Vince Curletta/For Sun-Times Media.
Updated: September 14, 2013 4:41PM
Oswego 41, Minooka 13
Coming in with an 0-2 record, Oswego coach Brian Cooney said his team focused more on teamwork and playing together than technical adjustments, and it paid off. The Panthers jumped out to a 27-0 lead on Minooka and cruised in the Southwest Prairie Conference opener for both teams.
It was never close, as Oswego (1-2, 1-0) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions to open a 27-0 lead. Minooka (1-2, 0-1) went three-and-out in its first four possessions.
Running back Tyler Walsh proved to be a dual threat for the Panthers. He rushed for 123 yards and a 33-yard touchdown on 17 carries, and also caught three Steven Frank passes for 103 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown and a 52-yarder that set up another score.
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Oswego outgained Minooka 330-25 in the first half. Frank was 13-of-25 for 239 yards and two scores. Minooka running back Victor Turpin ran for 37 yards in the second half.
“We knew going into the game that this game would determine who would establish themselves in the conference. We definitely came out focused and we prepared all week.” — Walsh