H-F airs it out, cruises to win over Lockport
By Randy Whalen For Sun-Times Media September 29, 2012 12:18AM
Updated: November 1, 2012 6:28AM
After two straight losses, the Homewood-Flossmoor football team was looking to take out some frustration.
Five touchdown passes will help a team get back to feeling good.
Ronald Johnson threw for five TDs and the senior quarterback ran for another as the Vikings steamrolled Lockport 49-7 in a SouthWest Suburban Blue game Friday night in Flossmoor.
The win improved No. 9 H-F to 4-2, 2-2. The Porters fell to 1-5, 1-3.
“We realized after those two losses that it was unacceptable,” Johnson said. “We had a really good week of practice and came out focused.”
Johnson, who finished 11-of-17 for 165 yards with an interception, got the party started when he rolled right and then threw across the field to Taje Smith for a 37-yard touchdown.
After a fumble recovery by Michael Johnson, the quarterback was at it again as he hit Willie Ross for an 18-yard score and a 14-0 lead with 9:10 left in the first quarter. That was the first of three touchdown receptions for the senior tight end.
With a minute left in the opening quarter, Johnson broke a pair of tackles and spun his way into the end zone for a 14-yard TD run. He added touchdown strikes of 16 yards to Vashon Nutt and 33 yards to Ross as the Vikings went ahead 35-7 at halftime.
His final pass of the night was his only one of the second half, an 11-yard scoring strike for a 42-7 lead.
Ross finished with five receptions for 84 yards,
“It felt good,” Johnson said of the onslaught. “I’m the facilitator and the offensive line was blocking great. It’s easy when you have time back there.”
Isaac Cutrara relieved Johnson at quarterback on the next series and capped the scoring with a 29-yard touchdown scamper with 5:49 left in the third quarter.
Tyler Johnson scored Lockport’s touchdown when he rumbled in for a 15-yard score on a fourth-and-3 play with 2:33 left in the second quarter. That made it 28-7.
The Porters, who made the playoffs the past three seasons and lost at H-F in the second round of the Class 8A playoffs last season, will be on the outside looking in this year.
“Their speed and skill kids took it to us,” Lockport coach Don McKillip said. “After the game was the first time all season I had to address the team and not talk about fighting for the playoffs. It’s been tough on them, tough on me and tough on the other coaches.”