Huntley defeats Crystal Lake South to become Playoff Eligible

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Junior Brian O'Mara attempts to catch a pass (R. O'Sullivan).

The Huntley Red Raiders defeated Crystal Lake South 42-23 Friday night.

On a cold chilly night, the Red Raiders offense was anything but that against the Gators. Huntley’s high powering offense was on display again as they put 42 points on the board.


The Red Raiders got going on offense with the run game, as senior Carter Beaudette rushed for three touchdowns in the first quarter.

Beaudette had himself a night, at the end of the half he rushed for 114 yards on 11 touches to go with his three touchdowns.


The Raiders never looked back as they cruised into the half with an Eric Mooney touchdown pass to Matt Gelander from 29-yards out.

“I thought we did really well together as a team,” said junior Matt Gelander. “We came together in the beginning of the game and scored three touchdowns right of the bat and our line executed throughout the whole game.”

 

Junior Eric Mooney runs the ball (R. O'Sullivan).
Junior Eric Mooney runs the ball (R. O’Sullivan).

Gelander lead the team in receiving yards with 42 yards on three catches and a touchdown. With that touchdown, Huntley cruised into half leading 28-7.

The Raiders didn’t stop after the first half as the offense continued its success over the Gators defense.

Eric Mooney added onto his big night with another touchdown run to extend the lead 35-15 to open up the flood gates. Mooney ended the night by going 10-17, 130 passing yards, 11 carries for 113 rushing yards.


Despite South putting up 23 points, the Raiders offense was too much for the Gators to handle.

After getting up to 27 point lead, the Raiders finally closed the game with a 42-23 win.

With tonight’s win, Huntley officially becomes playoff eligible with a chance to securing a spot next week.



The Huntley Red Raiders defeated Crystal Lake South 42-23 Friday night.

On a cold chilly night, the Red Raiders offense was anything but that against the Gators.


The Red Raiders got going on offense with the run game, as senior Carter Beaudette rushed for three touchdowns in the first quarter.

Beaudette had himself a night, at the end of the half he rushed for 114 yards on 11 touches to go with his three touchdowns.

The Raiders never looked back as they cruised into the half with an Eric Mooney touchdown pass to Matt Gelander from 29-yards out.

“I thought we did really well together as a team,” said junior Matt Gelander. “We came together in the beginning of the game and scored three touchdowns right of the bat and our line executed throughout the whole game.”

 

Gelander lead the team in receiving yards with 42 yards on three catches and a touchdown. With that touchdown, Huntley cruised into half leading 28-7.

The Raiders didn’t stop after the first half as the offense continued its success over the Gators defense.

Eric Mooney added onto his big night with another touchdown run to extend the lead 35-15 to open up the flood gates. Mooney ended the night by going 10-17, 130 passing yards, 11 carries for 113 rushing yards.


Despite South putting up 23 points, the Raiders offense was too much for the Gators to handle.

After getting up to 27 point lead, the Raiders finally closed the game with a 42-23 win.

With tonight’s win, Huntley officially becomes playoff eligible.


The Red Raiders improved to 5-3 on the  season and 5-2 in the Fox Valley Conference. Huntley will host McHenry on senior night next Friday in the last regular season game of the year.

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