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BBCHS Football Downed By Bolingbrook

By Don Collins

 

 

BRADLEY, Illinois -- The Bradley-Bourbonnais High School varsity football team lost to Bolingbrook High School on Friday (Sept. 21) by a final score of 35-13. The loss drops the Boilermakers record to 2-3 on the season.

 

The game’s scoring was opened up by Bolingbrook with a touchdown pass that put them on top 7-0 with 10 minutes left in the first quarter. Subsequent drives resulted in no points for either team until a touchdown pass from new starting quarterback Logan Meyer to Hunter Abrassart with 7:35 left in the second quarter.

 

On the ensuing Bolingbrook drive, misfortune struck the Boilermakers. A forced fumble was kicked into the end zone and recovered by Bolingbrook for a touchdown that expanded the lead to 14-7 with 5 minutes and 48 seconds left in the half. The next Boiler possession ended with a missed field goal with 1:22 left.

 

A team that has garnered a reputation for strong second halves, the Boilers received the kick, but misfortune struck again with a fumble recovered by the Raiders (11:47 3Q). Bolingbrook’s next play went the distance and increased the lead to 21-7 in favor of the visitors.

 

Bolingbrook would expand their lead to 35-7 and quarterback Logan Meyer would leave the game due to injury and QB/WR Keaton Schmidt was tasked with finishing the game. After the Boilermakers recovered a fumble, Schmidt threw his third touchdown pass of the season to WR Pete Zuccollo with 1:51 left in the game.

 

QUOTING COACH KOHL

“The biggest thing about our team today is that we took a step in the right direction. We definitely improved. Offensively, we took a step in the right direction. I was really proud of our guys moving the ball, not just in the run game, but also in the pass game. Logan Meyer, our starting free safety, moved to quarterback. We moved Keaton, our starting quarterback, to receiver. Logan played his butt off. He’s a senior, he’s a leader, he didn’t come out of the game. Just a tough kid. Gave us a spark on offense which is a huge plus.” -- Coach Kohl on the positives after this week.

 

OFFENSIVE NOTES

  • RB Isaiah Nwokenkwo paced the team in rushing with 68 total yards on 17 carries.
    • Nwokenkwo has 433 yards on the ground this season on 75 carries (5.77 yards per attempt)
  • QB Logan Meyer was 13-20 for 99 yards and one touchdown in his first start of the season.
  • Pete Zuccollo had 5 catches for 54 yards
    • He was on the receiving end of one of the two touchdown passes

 

DEFENSIVE NOTES

  • DB Dalton Boswell led the team with 9 total tackles (7 solo, 2 assists)
    • Boswell also tied for the team lead with 1 tackle for loss

 

UP NEXT

  • BBCHS hosts Metea Valley on Friday, Sept. 28 as the culmination of Homecoming week for the Boilermakers. Game start time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.