Football: Peotone tops Sandwich 13-0
By Tom Strong For Sun-Times Media October 5, 2013 12:46AM
Updated: October 5, 2013 5:51PM
Peotone 13 Sandwich 0
Peotone’s stingy defense came up with three big fourth-down stops on the way to shutting out Sandwich (2-4, 2-2) in the Interstate Eight Large. On offense, the Blue Devils (4-2, 3-1) effectively ate huge chunks of game clock to help deny the Indians many offensive opportunities.
At the 8:37 mark of the fourth quarter, Sandwich had driven 65 yards to the Peotone 15. The Blue Devils, led by Issac Battiato, stuffed Austin Breunig on fourth-and-3to preserve the 13-0 margin. Peotone followed with a possession that lasted the remainder of the game.
The entire Peotone defense. Kody Randa did his best with 41 yards on seven rushing attempts in the second half for Sandwich. Jake Rapson had 71 yards on 10 carries for the Blue Devils, and Joey Janutis had a long kickoff return, leading to Rapson’s 1-yard TD and the 13-0 margin.
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The Peotone offensive unit’s scoring drive in the first half took more than nine minutes off the clock, and its 8:37 fourth-quarter possession clinched the win.
“We knew we had to stop them (on the critical play.) We read the guards right and everybody got to the ball. Big plays like that are momentum-boosters, and we carried our momentum through the whole game.” — Battiato