BOLINGBROOK – The Raiders had two NCAA Division I prospects and a Top 25 ranking going into Friday night’s game, but Waubonsie Valley had an offensive line that sprung three Warriors for a combined five touchdowns en route to a 38-21 win over Bolingbrook in the first round of the IHSA Playoffs.
After a scoreless first quarter, quarterback Jack Drow scampered in for a 15-yard touchdown, early in the second quarter. The Raiders came back to tie it at seven, but then Bryce Logan scored the first of his three touchdowns on the night, giving Waubonsie the 14-7 lead. Logan, again, scored with about a minute left in the half, and Waubonsie went into the lockerroom up 21-7.
The Raiders’ never got smaller than seven points, as the Warriors lead the entire second half, eventually icing the game with a Julian Cain interception and a Dre’von Turner touchdown run. Logan finished with 21 carries for 114 yards, while Drow rushed for another 50 yards and Turner for 30 yards.
“We were really just focused on not making mental mistakes,” said junior offensive lineman Sam Skuja, “and really just upping our game, and the results showed. We played pretty well.”
“I just love seeing Bryce, and Dre’Von and Drow run some touchdowns. Seeing them do that is great.”
The Warriors are rewarded with a home game in the 2nd round, as they host Maine South on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff at Dick Kerner Stadium.