Google+ skip navigation
Home Regional Publications Football Basketball Baseball Softball More Sports Search Results Watch Live Buy Photos Sign up School Finder


Lake Zurich - Lake Zurich front defensive line from left Colton Moskal, Dominic Mcneil and Rocky Triggiano.The Stevenson High School Patriots travel to Lake Zurich to battle the Bears of Lake Zurich High School. | Joe Cyganowski~For Sun-Times Media

A week after getting shut out, Lake Zurich knew it had to get 21 to win.

That’s just what it got, holding No. 21 Stevenson’s offense scoreless in the second half in defeating the Patriots 21-14 Friday night.

“Going in we thought if we can get 21 we had a good shot to win it,” Lake Zurich coach Dave Profitt said.

This was a game won in the trenches, and the Bears two interior defensive lineman, Dominic McNeil and Rocky Triggiano, consistently won the battle up front.

With Lake Zurich (6-2 overall, 4-1 North Suburban Lake) holding onto a 21-14 lead late in the fourth quarter, Stevenson quarterback Willie Bourbon (13 of 29, 185 yards, one touchdown) was sacked four times on the Patriots’ last two possessions.

Three times Stevenson (6-2, 4-1) drove the ball into Lake Zurich’s red zone, three times it came away with no points.

The game turned with 1:23 left in the third quarter and the score tied at 14. Lake Zurich running back Connor Schrader (nine carries, 85 yards) took a pitch from quarterback Noah Allgood, found a gap off tackle and scampered 60 yards for a touchdown, providing the winning margin for the Bears.

Allgood started in place of Jake Stauner, who was out with an injury. The junior ran the offense efficiently, gaining 53 yards on 17 carries.

“A great win for the school and the community,” linebacker Colton Moskal said. “Everybody played a part. Great team effort.”

The win catapults Lake Zurich into the driver’s seat in the North Suburban Lake. Both the Patriots and Bears are tied with 4-1 records, but if the Bears beat Warren next Friday, they are conference champs.

Related Stories

  • Dudek ready to be main dude for Nequa Valley

  • 08/24/2013, 4:39pm CDT, By Chris Walker
  • Graduation hit Neuqua Valley hard, but it still has Mikey Dudek, who had a 99-yard kickoff return in the Class 8A semifinals against Mount Carmel and led the Wildcats with 46 catches, 991 yards and 14 scores.
  • Read More
  • Dudek ready to be main dude for Nequa Valley

  • 08/24/2013, 4:35pm CDT, By Chris Walker
  • Graduation hit the Neuqua Valley football program hard but it still has Mikey Dudek, who had an electrifying 99-yard kickoff return in the Class 8A semifinals against Mount Carmel and led the Wildcats in receiving with 46 catches, 991 yards and 14 TDs.
  • Read More
  • Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile

  • 08/24/2013, 4:29pm CDT, By Dick Goss dgoss@stmedianetwork.com
  • After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run.
  • Read More
  • No plans to back down at Dundee-Crown

  • 08/24/2013, 3:57pm CDT, By Erik Jacobsen~ejacobsen@stmedianetwork.com
  • Despite the absence of injured running back Cody Lane, Dundee-Crown is still stacked with talent as it looks to improve on last year’s 3-6 finish.
  • Read More

Tag(s): Lake Zurich   Stevenson   Top News  Featured  Top News  Featured  Top News