LeRoy sets state scoring mark in win
LeROY — LeRoy made IHSA history by scoring 78 points in its Class 1A second-round win Saturday.
Not that any of the players realized it.
“I didn’t tell them about it. I’ll tell them Monday,” LeRoy coach B.J. Zeleznik said. “I just wanted to get home. The game lasted 31/2 hours.”
LeRoy scored at least two touchdowns in every quarter in its 78-46 win against Flanagan-Cornell. The previous high-water mark in a playoff game belonged to Joliet Catholic in a 76-0 win against Chicago Crane in 2004.
“It was unreal,” Zeleznik said.
Shane Bruning rushed for 154 yards and four touchdowns. Cory Eastham scored six touchdowns: four rushing, one receiving, one on an interception return. And the offensive line consisting of Ty Sandy, Brandon Bodine, Caleb Spencer, Trevor Moberly and Brandon Woosley — along with tight ends Alex Coker and Nick Aupperle — had a field day.
“One thing really going for us is our offensive line has gotten better every week,” Zeleznik said. “We needed them to get better if we were going to have success in the postseason.”
LeRoy hosts Concord Triopia at 1 p.m. next Saturday.
“Our road is tough,” Zeleznik said. “But we’re a good football team, and we’re having a lot of fun. We are going to enjoy the moment.”
Carrollton 26, Salt Fork 20. The Storm’s second-half comeback ended with a late interception.
“Can’t be disappointed with the kids’ effort,” Salt Fork coach Brian Plotner said. “It could have been a difficult ending to the season, but the kids showed heart and character and found a way to scrape back in it.”
Down 20-0 at halftime, Salt Fork drew within 26-20 on Colton Fauver’s 5-yard TD run and Jacob Hughes’ conversion pass to Garrett McFadden.
The Storm’s defense held, but its final possession ended with an interception.
“We couldn’t get it done,” Plotner said.
Hughes was 15 of 30 for 153 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown pass to Luke Maddox. Fauver scored twice. Hunter Tharp and Cole Taylor each had 11 tackles.
Camp Point Central 33, Cerro Gordo 13. Steve Isbell rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown, but Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement saw its unbeaten run end in a Class 2A game. Kyle Gideon had 14 tackles.
Maroa-Forsyth 41, Villa Grove 0. Jack Hockaday was 9-of-10 passing for 160 yards and three touchdowns as the Trojans rolled in their the Class 1A second-round game.
The Blue Devils trailed 41-0 in the first half and never recovered.