WEEK 7 RECAP: Indians stay unbeaten and improve to 7-0
Plainfield South beats East for first place in SPC East
Last updated 10/12/2019 at 10:12am
It was Homecoming 2019 at Minooka High School Friday night as the Indians welcomed undefeated and state-ranked Yorkville.
After 48 minutes, the Foxes were no longer undefeated. Improving to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southwest Prairie West, Minooka, rallied past the Foxes 19-10, before an overflow homecoming crowd.
Noah Ellens one-yard touchdown run gave the Indians a 6-3 lead at the half.
After Yorkville (6-1, 2-1) grabbed a 10-6 lead with seven minutes to go in the third quarter, the Indians and Connor Etzkorn answered.
Etzkorn raced 22-yards for what would prove to be the game-winning touchdown with four minutes to go in the third quarter.
Three minutes later, Noah Ellens, would score his second touchdown, this time from 13-yards out and junior Mason Spivey’s PAT put the Indians up 19-10.
With nine minutes remaining in the contest, Indian linebacker Mason Cave picked off Yorkville quarterback Josh Beetham to turn out the lights on the Foxes.
The Foxes never saw the ball again, as the Indians ran the clock out.
“The defense played great.” Minooka coach John Belskis said. “On offense, we played poorly, turning the ball over three times in the first half. Our turnovers led to Yorkville’s two scores.
"We played better in the second half, getting touchdowns from Connor Etzkorn and Noah Ellens. After Mason Cave’s interception with nine minutes in the game, we were able to run out the clock on Yorkville.”
PLAINFIELD SOUTH 33, PLAINFIELD EAST 20
The Cougars from Plainfield South (4-3, 3-0) took over sole possession of first place, in the Southwest Prairie East, with a thrilling 33-20 victory over Plainfield East (3-4, 2-1), at South.
CENTRAL SUBURBAN NORTH
Maine West 47, Maine East 6
The Blue Demons (0-7, 0-3) fell to their archrivals in Des Plaines. Maine West (6-1, 3-0) in the CSL North leaders.
CENTRAL SUBURBAN SOUTH
Glenbrook South 70, Niles West 8
The Wolves (0-7, 0-3) traveled to Glenview and were crushed by the CSL South co-leader Glenbrook South (3-4, 3-0).
ILLINOIS CENTRAL 8
Coal City 36, Lisle 7
The Lions (4-3, 2-3) lost at home to undefeated and state-ranked Coal City (7-0, 5-0)
METRO SUBUBAN RED
Westmont 21, Ridgewood 0
The Sentinels (2-5, 1-3) traveled to Norridge and blanked the Rebels (2-5, 1-3) on Friday night
SOUTHWEST PRAIRIE WEST
Plainfield North 30 West Aurora 14
The Tigers (5-2, 1-2) snapped a two-game losing streak after falling to undefeated and state-ranked teams (Oswego and Minooka), by walloping West Aurora (4-3, 0-3, on Friday
SOUTHWEST PRAIRIE EAST OT
Plainfield Central, 16 Romeoville 13
The Wildcats (1-6, 1-2) picked up win No. 1 on the season, slipping past the Spartans (1-6, 1-2) in Plainfield.
SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN BLUE
Bolingbrook 34, Sandburg 13
The Raiders (6-1, 3-1) hammered the Eagles (2-5, 1-3) at home, The Brook plays at H-F (6-1, 3-1) next Friday
Lincoln-Way East 45, Lockport 7
The Porters (2-5, 1-3) fell to the top-ranked and undefeated Griffins (7-0, 4-0), in Frankfort.
WEST SUBURBAN GOLD
Mustangs (4-3, 3-2) had little trouble with winless Morton (0-7, 0-5) on Friday night in DG.
WEST SUBURBAN SILVER
Downers Grove North 14 Oak Park 7
The Trojans (4-3, 2-3) kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Huskies (3-4, 1-2) in Oak Park.
Joliet Catholic 42 Carmel 14
The CCL/ESCC White co-leading Hilltoppers (4-3), routed their guests from Mundelein, at Memorial Stadium on Friday night. Carmel falls to 1-6 on the season.