8/24 7:30 H
Week #2 vs. Evanston
Lane Scores with 38 Seconds Left to Pull Season Defining Victory
(Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL) - It wasn't pretty. It wasn't dominating. It wasn't the best offensive performance (for both sides). But by the end of this battle between warriors, it was gut wrenching, tumultuous, and at the end of the day victorious for Lane Tech. Lane Tech barely pulled out a 7-0 triumph over Evanston. Lane Tech scored on a touchdown pass from quarterback Frank Bougher to James Glaesser (of about 14 yards) with 38 seconds left in the game for the games only score.
This game featured a complete defensive battle as Lane Tech and Evanston combined for less than 90 total yards in the first half. The second half saw a continuation of the defensive tenacity as both teams held the other teams offense in check. The game featured several fumbles, muffed punts, forced shanked punts, numerous penalties from both sides. Often times this resulted with the offensive team with good field possession, but in every case, the other sides defense did not give in and saved the day by causing numerous 3 and outs, plenty of negative yardage due to sacks and tackles in the backfield.
Evanston, led by 6-4" DE Danny Farr, shut down the Lane Tech running game of Christopher Blackmon and Thaddeus Scott. Blackmon and Scott managed less than 20 yards total for the game bewtween them.
By the end of the day Lane Tech managed fewer than 4-5 first downs and Evanston was not much better with about the same number of first downs.
Lane's victorious drive started when Evanston was forced to shank a punt on a botched punt. This gave Lane Tech the ball with great field position at about the Evanston 45 yard line withe less than 1:30 to play. Lane Tech decided not to settle for the game to go into overtime. Frank Bougher found wide-receiver James Glaesser open for about a 35 yard reception. Bougher started at the left side of the field. He saw some Evanston defenders in front of him and a Lane Tech blocker to his right. He decided to run to the right. By the time he finally got brought down he was all the way to the right side of the field at the 14 yard line. There, Bougher connected with Glaesser again for a touchdown pass to give Lane Tech a hard fought 7-0 victory.
With the lost, Evanston is now 0-2 and has only scored 3 points total in their two losses (to Lane and West Chicago). Meanwhile, Lane Tech opens the season 2-0 and so far has recorded two shut outs to open the season (last week it was 48-0 over Kenwood last week).
Next, Lane Tech faces CVS on September 7. That game will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration at 5:30pm prior to game time at 7:00pm. It will be a celebration to commemorate the first game with the new field turf!
by --- Neil Hernandez
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