Class 7A: Glenbard West 14, Wheaton North 0

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Records: Glenbard West 10-0, Wheaton North 5-5

Summary: Glenbard West's defense shut down Wheaton North, and a couple of big offensive plays helped lead the Hilltoppers to their 10th straight victory. Glenbard West had two sacks, two interceptions and held the Falcons running game to just 51 yards, including 39 by Northwestern-bound running back Mike Trumpy. The Hilltoppers came into the game holding opponents to 44 yards rushing per game. Glenbard quarterback Chris Cochrane's pass to Bryant Venson late in the second quarter was good for a 32-yard gain to the Falcons' 3, and Matt Hassan ran it in from there for a 7-0 lead with 2 minutes 37 seconds left in the half. On the last play of the third quarter, Hilltoppers running back Robert Cook took a fake punt and ran it 26 yards to the Wheaton 15, setting up Adam Bruere's 3-yard touchdown run three plays later to make it 14-0 with 10:42 remaining. The Falcons mounted a drive on their next possession, helped by a Glenbard penalty. But defensive back David McCaffrey intercepted Wheaton quarterback Justin Swider on a deep pass at the Hilltopppers' 2. Another Falcons drive ended at Glenbard's 3 on an incompletion with :57 left in the game.

Top performers: Glenbard West: RB Robert Cook, 16 carries, 125 yards; Bryant Venson, 10 carries, 57 yards; 2 catches, 39 yards; LB Alex Kummerer, 9 tackles. Wheaton North: Mike Trumpy, 17 carries, 39 yards; Ivan Tamba, 6 catches, 30 yards.

Extra point: "This is our place," DL Theo Odom said of Duchon Field. "No one's going to score on this field because this is our home."

RB Robert Cook added:"We knew coming in they were going to come in ready to play. We had to come out and punch them in the mouth and I think we did a good job of that."

And on the fake punt: "We have a play called 'green light' where I have the choice to kick or run. But I'm going too run it 99 percent of the time," Cook said.

Wheaton North 0-0-0-0=0
Glenbard West 0-7-0-7=14

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