Game summary: At Crystal Lake, the Prairie Ridge (2-0) continued its offensive dominance and hard-nosed defense and put themselves in the driver seat early in the first quarter against their non-conference opponents from Mundelein (0-2).
The Wolves had a well-balanced running attack that equated into five rushing touchdowns that sent the Mustangs on their heels and coasted to a 33-0 halftime lead.
Key play: Prairie Ridge junior running back Jordan Getzelman scored on a 77-yard run with 6:43 left in the first quarter that gave the Wolves a 6-0 lead.
Key stat: Wolves’ fullback Connor Greenwald, quarterback Nick Nissen, and running backs Kerry Kohlbacher and Getzelman combined for more than 300 yards rushing in the first half.
Top player: Getzelman ran for two touchdowns, caught a 70-yard touchdown pass, and returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown.
Quote: “Our guys are resilient,” Prairie Ridge defensive coordinator Andrew Petersen said. “We preach fundamentals defensively. We also buy into the ‘bend don’t break’ philosophy and a couple guys made some good plays.”
Next: Prairie Ridge (2-0) at Huntley (0-2), 7:15 p.m. Friday.
– Dan Chianakas