FOOTBALL: Sandburg Topples Bolingbrook in Overtime, 13-6
The Eagles score a late touchdown in regulation and then use a quick strike in overtime to take out the Aaron Bailey-less Raiders in Bolingbrook.
Breaking It Down: Four quarters just wasn't enough for Sandburg and Bolingbrook on Friday night, Oct. 5. The Eagles and Raiders went the full 48 minutes and left the field tied 6-6 at the end of regulation. However, the Eagles weren't ready to stick around long, as they scored on the very first play of overtime on a play-action pass and then scooped up a Raiders' fumble one Bolingbrook's first play from scrimmage in overtime to ice the game.
After trailing the entire game, the Eagles mounted a 14-yard touchdown drive at the start of the fourth quarter—following a Bolingbrook fumble at Raiders' own 14-yard-line—but, Bolingbrook blocked the extra point, knotting the game at 6-6.
Following the overtime fumble recovery that sealed the victory for the Eagles, players mobbed the field and celebrated their 13-6 win over Bolingbrook.
Patch’s MVP: Jim Hill, senior, wide receiver/quarterback, Sandburg. Talk about making the most of your opportunities. Hill stepped behind center on the first play of overtime, took the shotgun snap, rolled right and found Ryan Coghlan along the sideline for a 10-yard touchdown. The pass was Hill's second of the game, and gave Sandburg the go a head score. Hill finished 2-of-2 with 20 yards, 1 touchdown and -6 yards rushing on one carry.
Sandburg Pack: Lemonte Booker carried the ball for 37 yards and scored a touchdown. Defensively, Tony Lauciello, Robert Boyd III, Omar Aquel each had sacks for the Eagles, while Jim Hoye and Wes Shepherd had fumble recoveries and Brendan Conlon had an interception.
Bolingbrook Stat Pack: Sophomore quarterback Quincy Woods had a 20-yard touchdown run. Phillip Stevens recovered a fumble, Emile Wisdom had a tackle for loss and Eli Carbajal and C.J. Clark combined on a sack.
Quotable I: “I got it, I got it. The only thing in my head is 'touchdown, touchdown, touchdown.'” - Jim Hill, senior, Sandburg, on what he was thinking before throwing the game-winning touchdown.
Quotable II: “You don't have a lot of overtime games and they're fun and exciting when they go your way and this one didn't go our way, so that's not fun.” - Bolingbrook head coach John Ivlow.
Team Records: The win pushes Sandburg to 6-1 on the year, and 4-1 in South Suburban Blue Conference play. The loss drops Bolingbrook to 5-2 overall, and 3-2 in the South Suburban Conference Blue.
What’s Next: The Sandburg Eagles next host Lockport on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:15 p.m. The Bolingbrook Raiders host Lincoln-Way Central on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Scores of Interest: Lincoln-Way East 36, Lincoln-Way Central 7; Joliet West 28, Lockport 7. For more scores, check out the IHSA Scorezone.