Bremen bows to Montini
By Tim Young For Sun-Times Media October 27, 2012 11:06PM
Updated: November 29, 2012 6:39AM
Joe Borsellino and Mark Gorogianis helped Montini come back from an early scare against Bremen en route to a 54-13 first-round victory to keep its hopes alive for a fourth straight 5A state title.
Montini improved to 8-2 while Bremen closed at 6-4. The Broncos will meet Sycamore in the second round.
Montini quarterback Alex Wills struggled in his return from a concussion and threw two interceptions to Corey Dalton, the second returned for a touchdown, on the Broncos’ first two possessions.
On the ensuing possession, Borsellino (33 yards rushing, TD; 5 catches, 92 yards, 2 TDs) was inserted at quarterback and led Montini on a touchdown drive in which he took the direct snap 11 yards to the end zone.
“I knew we would drive down field and score,” he said. “That touchdown brought us back.”
After the Borsellino score, Gorogianis took over the quarterback duties and led the Broncos on four touchdown drives, including his 49-yard scoring run.
Dimitri Taylor added 151 yards rushing and two scores and kicker Andrew Harte booted four field goals, including a 50-yarder as time expired in the first half for Montini (8-2).
The Broncos defense limited the Braves to 153 yards of total offense.
“You’re going to face some adversity in the playoffs, but we have a lot of experience,” Montini coach Chris Andriano said. “I give the team a lot of credit for not hitting the panic button.”