Football: Mount Carmel thrashes Morgan Park 49-8
By Bill Harrison For Sun-Times Media September 6, 2013 10:28PM
Mount Carmel Nick Johnson waits as the Morgan Park offense calls a play. Sept. 6, 2013 | Worsom Robinson~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 9, 2013 7:37PM
Both Mount Carmel and Morgan Park had to do a lot of standing around before their scheduled 7:30 p.m. match-up Friday at Gately Stadium. A three-hours-plus game between Corliss and CVS pushed that start to well after 8 p.m.
But once the opening kickoff finally was in the air, the Caravan showed few ill effects from the long wait. Mount Carmel scored on its first five possessions of the first half on its way to an easy 49-8 win.
The Caravan (2-0) has outscored its first two opponents 89-8.
“Other than the first quarter last week we are starting to see some consistency,” Mount Carmel coach Frank Lenti said. “Biggest thing we have to stay healthy and keep improving.”
The first half ended with the Caravan up 35-0, with the defense making a strong statement when the Mustangs (0-2) threatened to score after moving the ball to the Caravan 3-yard line.
Two consecutive sacks by Deontae Brown for a combined 17 yards lost ended the threat. Time expired after the second sack.
“It was big trying to keep a zero on the board,” Brown said. “We are just trying to be the best we can on defense.”
The Mustangs scored with six minutes left in the fourth on an 8-yard run by Desmand Earles against the Caravan reserves.
Quarterback Marko Boricich (6-of-8, 132 yards, 3 TD) threw for a pair of TDs and ran for another in the first half. He connected with Rich O’Brien from 38 yards out and later with Christian Searles from 30 yards. Boricich also scored on an 8-yard keeper.
Searles scored his fourth TD of the season. Jimmy Dickens (30-yard run) and Matt Domer (9-yard run) each had rushing TDs for the Caravan. Brandon Griffin’s 28-yard TD reception with 8:35 left in the third gave the Caravan a 42-0 lead and started the running clock.
It was 19th meeting between the two schools dating to 1928, the Caravan record its 14th win and fourth in a row. The Mustangs last win in the series was in 2004 (a 13-9 final).