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Nathan Marcus, a Vanderbilt-bound tight end, ignited the Hilltoppers with a 41-yard touchdown reception from Henry Haeffner late in the third quarter. Marcus caught six passes for 119 yards after having just 42 yards in the first half. The Hilltoppers (4-0, 2-0) scored 21 points in the second half after trailing 17-7 at halftime.
The Red Devils (3-1, 1-1) took a 17-7 lead at halftime on Brian Owens’ second touchdown pass of the game, a five-yard score to running back Jack Adams with 26 seconds remaining before the half. The drive was set up by a 39-yard pass from Owens to Joe Monat.
“We knew coming out this was probably our biggest challenge of the regular season. We stayed calm and made the adjustments.” — Marcus
The Devils ended Glenbard West’s second-half surge with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Owens to John Claussen with 2:49 to play. Hinsdale had one last possession, but the drive stalled at the Glenbard 27 when Owens threw an incompletion on fourth-and-2. Glenbard extended its conference win streak to eight games.