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With the exception of a close call at Hinsdale Central, Glenbard West has made quick work of its West Suburban Silver opponents. The host Hilltoppers extended their domination with a 43-0 win over Addison Trail in a conference crossover on Saturday afternoon at Duchon Field.
Junior running back Scott Andrews scored three touchdowns during the first eight minutes of play to ice the game early for Glenbard West (7-0). On the first play from scrimmage, Andrews raced into the end zone from 70 yards out on a quick-hitting pass from quarterback Henry Haeffner; however, the play was called back on a holding penalty. Two plays later, the Haeffner-to-Andrews combination struck again on a 49-yard touchdown pass to put Glenbard West up 7-0. Andrews added touchdown runs of two and three yards on the HIlltoppers’ next two series.
“We had a good feel for the game right away,” Andrews said. “This was our Homecoming week, but we wanted to keep our focus and play hard.”
Andrews finished with five carries for 52 yards and two rushing TDs.
The Hilltoppers’ depth at running back emerged after Andrews’ first quarter show. Joe Zito (seven carries, 57 yards) and Jermon Kindle-Joyner (eight carries, 63 yards) scored on runs of four yards and 35 yards, respectively, in the second quarter to push the Hitters’ advantage to 36-0. Kindle-Joyner added a second touchdown on a one-yard run midway through the third quarter to make the score 43-0 and set a running clock.
“I thought we executed well,” Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlett said. “The offense started fast and our defense did a good job of getting us the ball back. Our battle cry is making sure we take care of us first and focus on getting better.”
Playing with reserve sophomore quarterback Chris Lagni and an underclassmen-laden roster, Addison Trail (2-5) didn’t make a first down until the 8:57 mark of the third quarter. Alex Glowacki led the Blazers in rushing with 31 yards on 13 carries.