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Main South's George Sajenko, 85, John Solari, 12, and Pat Maloney, 73, celebrate after scoring a touchdown against Deerfield High School. During their game Friday September 7, 2012 at Main South High School in Park Ridge, IL. | Adam Alexander~For Sun-Tim
Maine South senior Matt Alviti wasn’t on the field much, but the Northwestern-bound quarterback made his time count. He went 16-for-21 for 232 yards and four touchdowns. Alviti also ran nine times for 115 yards and another score.
Not until Alviti’s one-yard touchdown pass to Vinny Labus with 11:32 to go in the game could the Hawks exhale against the scrappy Warriors. Maine South (3-0) went on to add three more scores in the fourth quarter.
“It definitely was disappointing. It was 21-0 in the fourth quarter. If we came out like that in the first quarter, we would have beat them by a lot more. A win is a win, but we have higher standards.” — Maine South linebacker Chris Buscemi
Deerfield (1-2) figured out a way to slow Maine South. The triple option, led by quarterback Matthew Kollada and fullback Alec Frank, proved to be a tough assignment for the Hawks. Deerfield’s game plan was to keep Maine South’s offense on the sideline, and the Warriors were within seven points for more than three quarters.