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Football: Lockport falls 31-20 to Downers Grove North

Updated: August 30, 2014 11:05PM



David Edwards can do it all.

The Downers Grove North quarterback scored three touchdowns Saturday night as the host Trojans rallied from an early deficit en route to a 31-20 victory over Lockport.

For good measure, Edwards — who will play tight end at Wisconsin next season, also played defensive end and blocked an extra point on special teams.

“It’s just the love of the game,” Edwards said. “That was my first blocked kick.”

That block came after Lockport quarterback Jeremy Quade had given his team an early 6-0 lead on a 1-yard run midway through the first quarter. Quade had a 66-yard burst to the Trojans 5-yardline on the Porters first play from scrimmage. That happened Friday night before the game was suspended because of lightning.

The Trojans came back with TDs on their next two possessions as Edwards scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards. During the second touchdown drive, however, running back Rabeeh Istanbouli suffered a separated shoulder after a 58-yard run and had to be taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

“He’s a horse,” Edwards said of Istanbouli. “We wished him well and he just said, ‘Go get it, guys.’ We hope he comes back as soon as possible.”

Edwards, who finished with 24 carries for 177 yards — including four runs of 24 yards or more — and was 2-of-5 passing for 50 yards, scored his third TD from a yard out with 15.7 seconds left in the first half for a 21-6 lead.

“It just worked out that way,” Edwards said of the running. “The offensive line opened the holes and the wide receivers did a great job blocking downfield.”

Connor Olson scored on 15-yard TD run in with 8:52 to play in the third quarter to extend the lead to 28-6. Lockport sandwiched fourth two fourth-quarter touchdowns — a 12-yard pass from Quade to Sean Kelley and a 2-yard run by Quade — around a 21-yard field goal by Trevor Hills.

Quade had 15 carries for 100 yards and was 14-of-20 passing for 145 yards. He was 12-of-14 for 117 yards in the second half.

“We just have to improve on the little things, both on offense and defense,” Quade said. “It was tough to have to come back (Saturday) because we had so much momentum from (Friday night). We will be all right. This is fun. We want to bring it back.”

The game marked the first for Lockport under coach Dan Starkey.



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