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Football: Providence turns back Minooka 38-21

Providence quarterback JustHunniford hands off Dominic Lagone against Minooka. | Raymundo Luna/For Sun-Times Media

Providence quarterback Justin Hunniford hands off to Dominic Lagone against Minooka. | Raymundo Luna/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: October 9, 2013 7:52PM



Providence 38, Minooka 21

THE SKINNY

Dominic Lagone rushed for four touchdowns and the Providence defense held Minooka’s Nate Gunn to 10 yards rushing.

TURNING POINT

Minooka was hanging close for a while, but Providence quarterback Justin Hunniford engineered three consecutive scoring drives in the second quarter to open a 28-7 lead. The final two touchdowns in the run scored with 2:06 and 0:18 left before halftime.

THE STAR

Lagone, who carried tacklers early and often, rushed for 123 yards in 18 carries in the first half and tacked on a 13-yard scoring run on his only carry of the second half to finish with 136 yards on 19 carries. His earlier TD runs were 3, 2 and 7 yards. He also caught two passes for 24 yards.

BY THE NUMBERS

Hunniford completed 13-of-23 passes for 179 yards and a 36-yard TD to Miles Boykin. Luc Quaranta caught four passes for 54 yards, Boykin three for 58. For Minooka, Gunn rushed 10 times for 10 yards and the Indians netted 27 in 27 carries. Shane Briscoe completed 12-of-20 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns, including a 60-yard TD strike to Zachry Zamora, who caught eight for 112 yards, all in the first half.

QUOTABLE

“The hurry-up offense we’re using this year is a nice touch. I think it’s helping us.” — Lagone

Dick Goss



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