QB’s exploits carry Raiders over Eagles
Getting lost in the woods is a somewhat common occurrence for characters in fables and fairy tales.
The scene shifted to a football field Friday night, but the storyline remained the same: Woods caused Sandburg to lose its way, too.
Quincy Woods wasn’t the only one responsible for sending the Eagles in a wayward direction, but the Bolingbrook quarterback certainly played a starring role in Sandburg’s eventual misfortune. By rushing for 177 yards on 20 carries and tallying three touchdowns, Woods inflicted the most pain on the Eagles at Seliga Field.
Sandburg’s defense did a credible job of preventing the Raiders from running the score up much higher, but its offense was unable to follow suit with an equally productive performance. Already without starting quarterback Sean Leland, the Eagles lost backup signal-caller Julian Gutierrez (shoulder) and first-string tailback Brian Langowski (possible concussion) during their encounter with SouthWest Suburban Conference-Blue leading Bolingbrook and simply didn’t have enough firepower to seriously challenge the Raiders.
Instead, Sandburg got tagged with a 35-6 loss. While the setback didn’t shut them out of the Class 8A tournament, it did relegate the Eagles (5-4, 4-3) to a first-round date at Homewood-Flossmoor this Friday.