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Football: Sandburg tops Joliet West 36-28

Updated: October 23, 2013 6:55AM



THE SKINNY

Sandburg (3-1, 2-0) survived the SouthWest Blue shootout with Joliet West (2-2, 0-2), spoiling the Tigers’ Homecoming. The teams combined for 975 total yards.

TURNING POINT

West had first-and-goal on the 8, attempting to get to within a two-point conversion of tying in the final minute. But Sandburg DE Matt Taylor caused a rolling fumble on a sack of Tigers QB Anthony DiNardo. West recovered but lost 29 yards. DB Adam Nash’s interception on the next play ended it.

THE STAR

On a wild offensive day, Sandburg QB Sean Leland made the big plays, completing 7-of-14 passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a score.

BY THE NUMBERS

Sandburg RB Brian Langowski rushed 27 times for 182 yards and caught two passes for 23. Leland’s TD passes included a 65-yarder to Rasheed Carney on the first play of the third quarter to extend the Eagles’ lead to 29-20. For West, DiNardo completed 33-of-56 passes for 461 yards and four touchdowns. Niko Messino caught 12 passes for 263 and two scores.

QUOTABLE

“It came down to the end, but these are the fun ones, the ones you play for.” — Leland

Dick Goss



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