Lake Forest shuts out Highland Park
Lake Forest's David Glynn (9) pushes off of Highland Park's Rob Heroux (52) to run out of reach on Friday, August 31, 2012 in Highland Park, IL. | Jon Durr~For Sun-Times Media
HIGHLAND PARK — For the second week in a row, the Lake Forest football team needed one quarter to find its offensive rhythm.
The first 12 minutes of Lake Forest’s game against Highland Park on Friday was a comedy of errors, but the Scouts (2-0) overcame themselves again, notching nine second-quarter points to cruise to a 23-0 victory.
After throwing to eight different receivers in Lake Forrest’s 21-point win over Buffalo Grove on Aug. 24, quarterback Andrew Clifford may have found a go-to target in junior receiver David Glynn. In the second quarter, the 6-foot-4 Clifford hooked up with the 6-foot-2 Glynn for three passes totaling 76 yards. That included a 40-yard touchdown that made it 9-0 with 1:26 left to play in the half.
For the game, Clifford completed 11 of his 19 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown while Glynn caught six passes for 123 yards.
“We started out a little slow, but we finished (the game) off well,” Glynn said. “We’d been working all week on the touchdown (pass) and it was designed perfectly.”
Hub Cirame’s 20-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter made it 16-0, effectively putting the game out of reach for the Giants, who are off to an 0-2 start for the second year in a row.
“We have been in this position and it’s certainly not where we want to be,” said Highland Park coach Hal Chiodo. “We spent a lot of time on football this summer. You don’t know how hard we worked to avoid this from happening.”
Running back Andrew Sledd led Highland Park with 105 yards on 14 carries.