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Football: Brooks tops Morgan Park 42-6 in Public League quarterfinal

Wednesday night’s Public League quarterfinal playoff match-up between Morgan Park and Brooks features two All-City running backs — Luther Lockwood, of Brooks, and Charles Bournes, of Morgan Park.

Lockwood and Co. came out on the winning end, as the Eagles rolled to a 42-6 victory at Gately Stadium.

Quarterback Timothy Smith got Morgan Park on the board first with a 23-yard run, capping a 13-play 70-yard drive on the opening series of the game for a 6-0 lead.

That turned out to be the lone bright spot of the game for the Mustangs as Brooks ran off 42 unanswered points, starting with an 18-yard run by Lockwood that tied the score at 6. Dakota Starks then went off-tackle for 55 yards for the go-ahead score with 37 seconds remaining in the second quarter and a 14-6 Brooks lead.

It was more of the same in the third quarter, with quarterback Tyree Danzler throwing TD passes on the Eagles’ next two possessions. The scores came on a 24-yard strike to Starks and 28-yard toss to Gerald Scott.

Lockwood (13 carries, 143 yards) later added TD runs of 1 and 6 yards.

Bournes finished with 116 yards on 13 carries.

Lockwood said he was looking forward to the challenge of going up against Bournes.

“It’s wasn’t about me against him, but I knew he was over there and he knew I was over here,” Lockwood said. “I was ready and my line did a great job so that I could do my thing.”

Starks had four receptions for 87 yards. Dantzler was 7-of-8 passing for 134 yards and three touchdowns.

“What can you say other than they came to play,” Brooks coach James Brown said. “We have built a program, and if we get the support we need we can be as good as anybody in the city with the type of kids we have.”

Morgan Park coach Wesley Yates was none too pleased after the game.

“This was the worst effort from a team that I have ever coached,” he said. “We lost focus, composure and just didn’t play.”



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