Running down a dream

By Miranda Holloway
Sports Editor
The Prospect football team hosted the Rockford – Guilford Vikings on a cold and windy Saturday night to win their first round game of the IHSA playoffs. Fourth ranked Prospect (8-1) beat the Vikings (6-3) 54-14 off a dominate running game.
The game began with Rockford junior Dontrel Chance taking the opening kickoff for an 85 yard touchdown, giving the Vikings a touchdown only 11 seconds into the game. This, however, would go on to be the only Rockford points until the fourth quarter.

Prospect, meanwhile, had 357 total yards by half time and 511 by the end of the game.  404 of the total yards were from the ground game.
“We weren’t sure what they were going to come out in but we did the same thing we did all year, and no matter what we see in front we will be able to run the ball,” senior quarterback Dazzo said.
Dazzo carried the ball 12 times for 158 yards, scoring four touchdowns in the process. Senior Peter Bonahoom had 159 rushing yards and contributed two touchdowns in the first three quarters. Junior Chris Meersman also scored a touchdown and ran for 64 yards.
“We’ve done a pretty good job of running the football this year, and in these conditions that’s what we needed to come out and do,” coach Brent Pearlman said.
Prospect hosts fifth ranked Lake Zurich, who beat their first round opponent 41-7, on Saturday