Football: Lincoln-Way West stops Thornwood 41-0
By Randy Whalen For Sun-Times Media September 20, 2013 11:22PM
Updated: October 23, 2013 6:25AM
Justin Keuch passed for three touchdowns, Javier Montalvo ran for two and the Lincoln-Way West defense registered its second shutout in three weeks to win the SouthWest Suburban Red tussle in South Holland. The Warriors improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the league. Thornwood fell to 1-3, 0-2.
On the opening possession of the game, the Thunderbirds went three-and-out from inside their own 10 and punted. That set Lincoln-Way West up at the Thornwood 40. Montalvo ran five straight times, capping the drive with a 2-yard TD run and the Warriors never looked back.
Montalvo. The senior running back left after two carries in Week 2 and didn’t play last week with a bruised right wrist. But he returned to the lineup with a vengeance, finishing with 26 carries for 213 yards and two TDs.
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Keuch was 8-of-18 for 83 yards. The senior tossed TD passes of 13 yards to Colin DuCray, 6 yards to Mason Mahoney and 15 yards to Jake Robbins. Chase Starcevich added a 10-yard TD run. DaQuan Richie was 13-of-29 with an interception for 138 yards for Thornwood.
“I felt like I was missing out on everything the last two weeks. I wanted to be out there for my team.” — Montalvo