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Knights hammers Hawks, 55-7

football 1By Jack Mathews
Executive Sports Editor
It took three games but Prospect was finally able to find their offensive rhythm Friday night against Hoffman Estates in the Knight’s home opener.  With weather conditions that usually limit offense, the Knights were able to put up over three times the amount they scored in the first two games combined by beating the Hawks 55-7.
Senior quarterback Sam Frasco, who threw two touchdowns and ran for one, credits the offensive line, led by senior Austin Tixier, for their offensive success.
“The offensive line worked their butts off,” Frasco said. “They know what they are capable of and tonight they proved it.”

Prospect senior running back Chris Meersman (5 carries, 111 yards) kicked off the scoring when he started a ten minute-five touchdown span for the Knights by running in from 26 yards out.football 2
Two touchdowns from Frasco to Shane Joyce and a 91 yard kickoff return by Devin O’Hara were other key plays that gave the Knights a 35-7 lead at the half.
Nothing changed offensively in the second half for the Hawks as the Knight’s defense continued to make plays and did not let Hoffman Estate’s starting quarterback complete one pass in the second half.
“Our defense is a group that will fly to the football and make plays,” head coach Mike Sebestyen said, referencing the interceptions by senior J.D. Fischer and sophomore Luis Leuger.
football 3Sebestyen feels good about his first win as head coach of the Knights and hope to keep the momentum going next week against Palatine by sticking to the fundamentals.
“The biggest thing is we have to continue to understand the schemes and be basic,”  Sebestyen said. “If we do what we do and do it well we will have success down the road.”

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