Aurora Christian romps past Guerin
By Bill Kindt For Sun-Times Media October 19, 2012 10:58PM
Updated: October 20, 2012 4:07PM
Ryan Suttle had the game every high school football player would envy.
Check that. Ryan Suttle had 12 minutes every player could only dream of having Friday night at Aurora Christian.
“Ryan Suttle was definitely the player of the game,” Aurora Christian coach Don Beebe said.
All Suttle did during a 69-0 romp over Guerin Prep was intercept two passes, returning one for an 86-yard touchdown, score on a 73-yard pass play from quarterback Ryan McQuade and break up a Guerin screen pass that might have caused trouble.
All of it came in the first quarter when the Eagles stormed to a 42-0 lead.
“He was all over the place (and) we thought he’d get a punt return for a touchdown too,” Beebe said.
Clearly the Eagles (8-1) didn’t need it.
Aurora Christian scored touchdowns on six of its first 10 plays and showed no ill effects from last week’s tough loss to Montini.
“One thing about this team, it doesn’t matter if we’re playing a team we should beat or a Montini, they come to compete. The came out and played hard,” Beebe said.
Beebe played his starters sparingly. McQuade threw only six passes but completed five for 149 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Mayes scored on a 54-yard run and junior Noah Hagerty carried six times for 150 yards, all in the second half, and scored three touchdowns.
Guerin finished its season with a 1-8 record. The Gators also failed to score for the seventh straight game.
The Gators did have one sparkling play. It came in first quarter when sophomore quarterback Gavin Byrne hooked up with senior end Andrew Rangel for 58 yards to the ACS 15. Two plays later Suttle intercepted a Byrne pass and raced 86 yards to score for the Eagles.
It was that kind of season for the Gators.