WHITING VS CLARK FOOTBALL BY JOHN SMIERCIAK
Date: 8/24/2013 Album ID: 1696160
Photos by John Smierciak
WHITING | Breaking in the new field turf took some time, but Whiting finally got the ball rolling in the “Battle of 119th Street” on Saturday night. The Oilers scored four second-half touchdowns and rolled up nearly 400 yards of total offense in a 31-6 win over Clark at Ray P. Gallivan Field. The game capped off a ceremonious night for Whiting that included a field dedication and a reunion of the 1993 sectional championship team. “I’m living the dream,” Whiting coach Jeff Cain said. “This was maybe the longest day of my life, but it was worth it.” AJ Veloz threw for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns while star running back Ethan Young accounted for a rushing touchdown and 174 yards of total offense. It took some time for the Whiting offense to get going, especially since the Oilers didn’t get the ball until 33 minutes after the game started. Clark received the opening kickoff and was driving down the field when junior running back Maurice Dawkins suffered a left elbow injury that delayed the game for nearly 15 minutes. “As soon as I saw the injury I told the guys to sit tight because it was going to take a while,” Cain said. “We were still on defense and we had to make a couple more plays before we got the ball. That’s no excuse.”
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