On cold windy night in New Trier's west campus in Northfield, Maine South handily beat New Trier 31 to 14. Tyler Knight, Maine South's quarterback and kicker was the main star for Maine South tonight. He had another great over all game; just like he's been doing all year long.
Knight demonstrated his kicking ability on Maine South's first drive of the game with a 33 yard field goal to give Maine South a 3-0 lead. Maine South scored their first touchdown when Knight (17 of 23, 177 yards, 4 touchdowns (3 pass, 1 run)) connected with wide receiver Mark Sagerstrom ( 2 TD's) on a 38 yard deflected pass for a touchdown to begin the second quarter. Then, with 1 second left of the half, Knight struck again. This time Knight scored an 11 yard run touchdown run on a fake field goal attempt to put Maine South comfortably ahead 17-0 at half time.
Maine South's defense completely shut down New Trier vaunted offense in the first half. New Trier had only one first down the entire first half and that came on a penalty. Furthermore, New Trier started the game with seven straight 3 and outs. On the passing side New Trier Quarterback Patch Duda (6 of 26, 112 yards) was a meager 1 of 11 for yards the entire first half. New Trier's running game did not fair much better for the first half. Their star running back, Richard Spellman (19 carries for 63 yards, 1 TD), was held to 20 yards on 11 carries for the first half.
The second half did not begin well for the New Trier Trevians. They fumbled a kick off return and gave the ball over to Maine South on their own 25 yard line. The very next play Knight connected with Stewart Fuller for a 25 yard touchdown pass to make New Trier pay heavily for their turnover. That play put Maine South up 24-0. New Trier finally got their first first down (not from a penalty)of the game in their next possession when Spellman broke free on a 30 yard run with 8:33 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
New Trier's scores came in the on a 40 yard touchdown pass to Ryan Dolan and a 48 yard Richard Spellman touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The final score of the game came on a 30 yard touchdown pass from Knight to Maine South receiver Mark Sagerstrom.