T.F. South runs past T.F. North
September 15, 2012 12:24AM
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:27AM
T.F. South’s offensive line paved the way for 388 yards and five touchdowns on the ground Friday night as South spanked archrival T.F. North 42-8 in Calumet City.
Saleem Sanford rushed nine times for 135 yards and two touchdowns, while Joe Young added 113 yards and a score. The pair dashed for huge gains behind mammoth left tackle Sam Kessler. The Rebels (3-1, 2-0 South Suburban Blue) had 10-plus yards on 13 rushing plays.
“They were awesome,” Sanford said of the O-line. “When I got the ball I could see the holes develop. Big Sam told me to keep following him, so I did.”
The win sends the Mushroom-Wooden Shoe Trophy back to Lansing — North won 16-14 in overtime last season — for the 21st time over the past 24 meetings.
“It was devastating to lose to North last season, so it feels great to get the trophy back,” Sanford said. “I’d been thinking about this game for the last year.”
North (1-3, 0-2) registered a paltry 20 yards from scrimmage in the first half and finished with 117 total. Forty-three of those yards came on a late touchdown heave from Davion Sylvester to Nikita Smith Jr.
Drakkar Frazier recorded two interceptions for South.