Created:Saturday, September 3, 2011 12:36 a.m.CDT
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Prairie Ridge 47, Mundelein 2

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