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Local Sports

Area Football Roundup: Lincoln-Way East rolls over Lincoln Park

FRANKFORT – Lincoln-Way East was in need of a victory after the Griffins dropped a 14-13 decision at Oak Park-River Forest in Week 1.

The Griffins got it Friday night when they whipped Lincoln Park, 48-0, as a tune-up for the SouthWest Suburban Blue schedule. East (1-1) opens conference play Friday night with against Joliet West (2-0).

Details on Friday night’s victory were not provided to the Herald-News.

HIGHLIGHTS

Manteno 55, Reed-Custer 8: The Comets (0-2) opened their season with a 47-0 loss to Coal City, and things did not get much better in Week 2.

Manteno scored 28 points in the second quarter en route to a 42-0 halftime lead and scored the first 55 points before the Comets got on the board late.

Tommy Shaw completed 2 of 5 passes for 15 yards, with both connections going to Sam Lepper. Shaw also rushed for 23 yards in 11 carries and scored the only touchdown.

Scott Mitchell rushed for 72 yards in 12 carries for Reed-Custer.

On defense, Lepper made six tackles, Shaw five and Jordan Neu four. All of Neu’s were solo stops.

Dwight 28, Hoopeston 7: Dwight (2-0) remained unbeaten with the road victory.

Hoopeston is a co-op team between Hoopeston Area High School and Schlarman Academy from Danville. Low numbers had both schools struggling to field teams in recent years, and thus the co-op.

Lemont at Danville: The game scheduled Friday night was postponed because of lightning that moved across central Illinois.

It was rescheduled for Saturday night.

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