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Glenbrook North overpowers Steinmetz on both sides of the ball

09/06/2013, 11:30pm CDT
By Jakub Rudnik | For Sun-Times Media | @jakubrudnik

Spartans score on all six of their first-half possessions and don't give up a first down defensively in the first half

AJ Spitz runs for a touchdown

Glenbrook North quarterback AJ Spitz runs for a touchdown during Friday's home game against Steinmetz. | Joe Cyganowski/For Sun-Times Media

Glenbrook North 47, Steinmetz 6

THE SKINNY: The Glenbrook North football team (1-1) rebounded from a loss to Hersey in the season opener with a 47-6 victory over Steinmetz (1-1) on Friday in Northbrook. Glenbrook North’s starters were resting by halftime as the Spartans tallied 40 first-half points.

TURNING POINT: The Spartans returned the opening kickoff to the Steinmetz 48-yard line, and then senior quarterback AJ Spitz capped-off a six-play drive with a touchdown run. Glenbrook North never looked back, scoring the first 27 points of the game.

THE STAR: Spitz was the best player on the field, executing the spread offense with precision. He finished with three total touchdowns. His pass to wideout Nick Cox for a diving catch in the end zone was the game’s top play.

BY THE NUMBERS: Glenbrook North was dominate on both sides of the ball. The Spartans scored touchdowns on all six of their first-half possessions, and had an average starting field position of the Steinmetz 35-yard line. Glenbrook North did not give up a first down defensively in the first half.

QUOTABLE: “The spread worked great. It was fun running the ball. I was really impressed with my O-line, they really stepped it up this week,” Spitz said. “I love throwing the ball, but I don’t mind playing running back when I have to. I get the ball, and I can’t complain about that. And you definitely can’t complain about a win.”

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