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Sycamore quick out of the gate in home victory

Published: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 11:44 a.m. CDT
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(Monica Maschak - mmaschak@shawmedia.com)
Sycamore wide receiver Jake Winters runs for a touchdown in the second quarter Friday against North Lawndale in Sycamore.

SYCAMORE – Sycamore wanted to continue its winning ways after a Week 1 win over Lincoln-Way West.

The Spartans (2-0) wasted no time, jumping out to a big first-half lead in a 54-20 win over North Lawndale (0-2).

The win comes ahead of Sycamore’s Week 3 matchup against DeKalb at Huskie Stadium.

Devin Mottet threw two TD passes and Nick Feuerbach threw one and ran for two more to lead the Spartans’ offense. Sycamore gained 385 total yards in the contest.

It didn’t take long for the Spartans to get the scoring started. Less than two minutes ticked off the clock before Mottet found Ben Niemann over the middle for a 25-yard score.

Sycamore scored another TD on its next drive. This time, a 4-yard run by Dion Hooker capped a six-play drive to make it 14-0.

After the Spartans defense scored on a safety after a North Lawndale fumbled punt went through the back of the end zone, Mottet ended the first quarter with his second passing TD. Jake Winters made the 11-yard grab and Sycamore led 23-0 after the first quarter.

Feuerbach replaced Mottet at quarterback and the scoring continued. Feuerbach generated all three of his TDs in the second quarter. North Lawndale ended the quarter with a touchdown and the Spartans led 44-7 at the break.

North Lawndale started the second half with the ball. A swarm of Spartans defenders forced a fumble on the sixth play of the drive and Zachary Kalk recovered the fumble.

On the ensuing possession, Sycamore kicker Tyler Maveus knocked a 30-yard field goal through the uprights for a 47-7 Spartans lead.

The defense held the Pheonix running game at bay all game. North Lawndale seemed to only threaten the Spartans defense with the passing game. All three of the Pheonix TDs came through the air, including one for 57 yards and another for 69 yards – both coming midway through the fourth quarter.

Riley Hurley capped the scoring for Sycamore late in fourth quarter with a 20-yard touchdown run. 

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