Football runs through Meadows

By Alyssa Zediker
Staff Writer
Prospect’s varsity football team has once again beat Rolling Meadows at their homecoming game on Oct. 1, with a score of 40-7.
Even though this was Rolling Meadows’ Homecoming game, Prospect did not, in any way, change their style of play.
“We took it as any other game and didn’t really care if it was their homecoming,” said Sam Frasco, junior and a Varsity team wide receiver and a defensive back.

Prospect showed up ready to play and came out physical. Barely into the game, the ball was intercepted for the team’s first of four interceptions.
The defensive corners were able to read the pass play, and thus create some havoc for the Meadows quarterback, sophomore Jack Milas.
“We’re getting better,” head coach, Brent Pearlman, said, “I think we’ve got a ways to go. I think we can be a phenomenal defense.”
By the end of the first quarter, Prospect came up with two touchdowns from seniors Grant DePalma and Steve Dazzo. Right as the quarter was about to end, however, Rolling Meadows scored their first and only touchdown with 32 seconds left.
At the half Prospect was already up 20-7. Then the third quarter brought two more touchdowns, making the score 34-7.
The Knights relied mostly on their running game. Dazzo, senior, Peter Bonahoom and DePalma are all doing a “great job” according to Frasco.
Dazzo had 200 yards rushing, Bonahoom racked up 35 yards and DePalma ran for a total of 50 yards.
“If we feel like a team is giving us the running game then we are going to take it,” Pearlman said, “Because it allows us to control the clock keep our offense on the field, keep their offense off the field.”
With this win Pearlman now has 100 wins in his career, making him only the tenth coach to do so in the Mid Suburban League Conference, but he says it belongs more to the kids, who played on the teams.
To Pearlman, however, it is more about “winning that week” than achieving records.
“I don’t focus backwards and I try not to focus too far forward,” Pearlman said. “I try to put the focus on what we need to do that week to succeed.”