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Football: Rich Central blanks Rich South 34-0

Michael Hoover Rich Central hands ball off against Rich South Rich Central October 12th 2013 OlympiFields. | Gary Middendorf/For Sun-Times

Michael Hoover, of Rich Central, hands the ball off against Rich South at Rich Central, October 12th, 2013, in Olympia Fields. | Gary Middendorf/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: November 14, 2013 6:29AM



THE SKINNY

Keeping up with Crete-Monee in the Southland conference race, Rich Central (7-0, 3-0) scored four first-half touchdowns on the way to an easy win in Olympia Fields.

THE STAR

The Rich Central running attack. Hoover ran seven times for 86 yards and a touchdown, a 65-yard run, and Ahmad McClellan finished with three rushing scores (30, 2, 4 yards) and 116 yards on 14 carries.

TURNING POINT

Punting from its own 48-yard line, Rich South (1-6, 0-3) turned the ball over with a bad snap for a loss of 26 yards. Central capitalized, quarterback Michael Hoover (8-of-16, 104 yards) hitting Jordan Fuqua six plays later for an 11-yard touchdown reception with 45 seconds left in the first quarter. The Olympians went up 7-0 and never looked back.

BY THE NUMBERS

Rich South never was able to generate a big drive offensively. The Stars were held to negative nine yards rushing, mustering 51 yards of total offense.

QUOTABLE

“We keep winning, and the offensive line keeps blocking for us. We wanted to come out and score quickly. Now, we just have to keep working hard at practice.” — Hoover

Tim O’Brien



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