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New Trier's Graham King (42) grabs the jersey of Glenbrook South's Brett Lurie (23) in Northfield, Ill. on Friday, September 28, 2012. | Jon Durr~For Sun-Times Media
New Trier bounced back from last week’s loss to Maine South with a come-from-behind 31-21 win over Glenbrook South in a CSL South contest in Northfield on Friday.
The Trevians (3-3, 1-1) fell behind 21-14 in the third quarter, but tied the game on a Michael Thomas 3-yard touchdown late in the frame.
The home team went up 24-21 on Grant Amick’s 22-yard field goal with 7:37 remaining in the contest, and then padded the lead on quarterback Frank Nicholas’ 2-yard TD run with 1:33 remaining.
“I’m really proud of our kids,” New Trier head coach Dan Starkey said. “They showed a lot of resiliency and believed in what we were doing — kept their heads up — and we knocked off a team we haven’t beaten in several years.”
The game was tied 14-14 at halftime. But Glenbrook South (3-3, 1-1) went ahead on its first possession of the third quarter when quarterback Max Cohen completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Cody Carroll, the receiver’s second TD catch of the game.
But the Titans couldn’t find the end zone again. The visitors trailed 24-21 when they were stopped on a crucial 4th-and-2 play at their own 39-yard line with just under five minutes remaining in the fourth.
“The second half, down the stretch, we’re not strong enough to win a ballgame. We traditionally have been,” GBS head coach Mike Noll said. “We just didn’t get it done in the fourth quarter — we had our chances. We were on the field too long on defense and we didn’t make enough plays on offense in the second half.”
The Trevs opened the scoring on the first drive of the game when Nicholas completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Devin Boehm.
Glenbrook South tied it 7-7 on Carroll’s 15-yard touchdown grab early in the second quarter.
Nicholas put the Trevians back in front with a 3-yard run, but GBS drew level again thanks to Brett Laurie’s 33-yard TD reception with just over five minutes remaining before halftime.