Marmion executes flawlessly in win over St. Edward
By Gene Chamberlain For Sun-Times Media September 7, 2012 11:20PM
Updated: September 8, 2012 12:50AM
Marmion sophomore running back Jordan Glasgow could laugh at his misfortune Friday after his team’s 49-16 Suburban Christian Blue victory over St. Edward at Elgin’s Greg True Field.
Glasgow broke a 79-yard kick return and got caught by the kicker at the 1-yard line.
“I’ve gotten a lot of grief for that, but I just did what I could,” he said.
There wasn’t much else Glasgow or the Cadets did wrong all night as they played flawless offensively and took the ball away early on defense to break a four-game losing streak dating back to last year. Glasgow rushed for 153 yards on nine carries and Jake Ruddy caught two touchdown passes in a dominant Marmion performance.
“Execution,” coach Dan Thorpe said. “That’s what we asked the kids to do this week — just execute, do your job, 11 players executing.
“You saw what happens when linemen block and running backs run hard. The defense was physical. We came to play and it was a very rewarding team victory.”
The execution was perfect when Glasgow broke the first play of a drive off right guard and then into the open by hurdling a defender en route to a 61-yard TD run with 3:54 left in the quarter.
“I thought I was going to get tackled, but actually everything was wide open after that (leap). It was a big play, I guess.”
Glasgow scored on a 2-yard run and then opened the second half with a 67-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage. He paid homage afterward to his offensive line of Kevin Lin, Andy Matthews, Peter Shares, Oscar Garza and Joe Talbot.
“There were a lot of open holes,” he said. “It was kind of hard not to get a good amount of yards in the game.”
Ruddy caught an 11-yard TD toss from Brock Krueger and a 31-yarder from Charlie Faunce when he fought off a defender who interfered with him and still held onto it.
Erik Fitzgerald and Cody Snodgrass ran for a TD each for Marmion, which had lost to formidable Jacobs and Fenwick in its first two contests. Mike Hughes came up with a fumble recovery and Tom Jude an interception for the Cadets to set the offense up in good field position for scores.