Bulldogs continue surge by blasting Spartans
This time, there was no doubt.
When Richards and Oak Lawn met last fall, a projected mismatch never occurred. Despite the fact the teams were traveling in different directions from a win-loss standpoint, the Spartans rendered the discrepancies moot by going toe-to-toe with their more heralded cross-town neighbor.
The Bulldogs did win, but by just 11 points and only after surviving a scoreless second half. So when Oak Lawn arrived at Korhonen Field for another encounter Friday night, Richards coach Tony Sheehan didn’t want his guys assuming circumstances would be any different.
But they definitely were. The Bulldogs saw to that by tallying five times in the opening half while holding the Spartans without a first down, and then completing a rout by crossing the goal line twice more after intermission.
Richards’ resounding 45-0 South Suburban Conference Red victory was the latest in a growing list of dominant performances as it steams toward the Class 6A playoffs. The Bulldogs (7-1, 4-1) have outscored their last three opponents by a combined 112-0 margin.