Football falls to 1-3 record


Pep Assembly-Football v. Hoffman 246By Wyatt Dojutrek
It’s becoming a trend here at 801 West Kensington, and at high school football fields around the northwest suburbs, that senior Bobby Jarosz keeps racking up unbelievable games against opposing teams this year. Saturday evening’s 35-14 loss against Palatine was no different.
Jarosz ran for 118 yards on 28 carries including another trip to the end zone. Jarosz, the MSL’s leading rusher was held to his lowest amount of rush yards in a game this season, which is more than almost 3 times as much as Adrian Peterson ran for in week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.
However, the MSL’s second leading rusher was on the other side of the football field. Palatine quarterback Zach Oles, who threw for 144 yards, including a pair of touchdowns to receiver Johnny O’Shea, not to mention Oles ran for 100 yards as well as scoring a touchdown running the football.
“Bobby [Jarosz] played fine, I think that sometimes that’s an unrealistic expectation for a kid who’s ran for 150 yards, ran for 120 yards at home,” head coach Mike Sebestyen said. “They can say that [Palatine] held [Jarosz] down, but they didn’t.”
Also hitting pay dirt was senior quarterback Matt Drew, who added an additional 86 yards on the ground. Junior Andrew Shafis provided 50 more.
The Knights were within a touchdown of the reigning MSL West champion Pirates into the halftime break.
Maybe the largest turning point of the game was when a touchdown throw from Drew to senior De’Angelo Roberson was called back by offensive pass interference.
At the final horn, Prospect finished with 45 yards of pass offense, and the three players who ran the football (Drew, Jarosz and Shafis) added a combined total of 254 yards of rush offense for almost 300 yards of total offense for the game.
“We need to do a better job finishing football games. When we focus and concentrate on the little details, we are fine,” Sebestyen said.
Even the Palatine coaching staff complimented the Knights ability to play good football for 48 minutes.
“That was Prospect-style football and they’re really good at what they do. We had to play hard nosed football against them,” said Rick Splitt, the head coach for the Pirates.
Prospect begins a two game road trip beginning with the 3.1 mile bus ride to Arlington Heights to play defending conference champion Hersey on Friday, and then head to Wheeling to take on the Wildcats in the annual “Pearlman Bowl” on October 2nd.
Sebestyen however, was not looking looking forward to the rival Huskies, or anyone else for that matter.
“I don’t know what to expect, and I don’t care, I’m worried about one team and they wear blue.”