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Brett Laurie makes the catch for the touchdown. | Joe Cyganowski~For Sun-Times Media
The Waukegan defense entered Saturday's game against Glenbrook South as one of the stingiest units in the Central Suburban League, having only allowed two touchdowns in its previous three games.
But the Titans' offense dismantled the visiting Bulldogs with several big plays in a 45-7 Central Suburban South victory.
Glenbrook South immediately seized the game's momentum when cornerback Brett Laurie forced a fumble on Waukegan's first offensive play of the game. The Titans scored five plays later on David Harris' 14-yard halfback pass to Cody Carroll for the game's first score.
“To have that (fumble) on the first play just gave us unbelievable amounts of confidence,” Sean Garvey said. “It really set the tone right away for us.”
The confidence of Glenbrook South's offense remained sky high throughout the first half. The Titans (4-3, 2-1) only needed three offensive plays to stretch its lead to 21-0 by the end of the first quarter. Laurie ended a two-play drive with a 75-yard run and Max Cohen threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Laurie.
Cohen threw three touchdowns in the game, including a three-yard toss to senior Sam Selby which gave the Titans a 28-0 lead with 9:12 remaining in the first half.
“We just did our jobs is really all it is,” said Laurie, who rushed for three scores. “We executed great. We had a great scheme; the coaches always put together a great scheme. It was just a matter of us executing.”