LAKE STATION | The River Forest Ingots didn't let the Lake Station Fighting Eagles take off Friday night.
River Forest (2-1) kept rival Lake Station (0-3) out of the end zone during the Ingots' 27-0 win Friday night in Lake Station.
River Forest Head Coach Jeff Bean was pleased with the performance from senior Brandon Laas.
Laas scored on both sides of the ball. He threw a six-yard touchdown to Malachi Sala in the first quarter. Laas also returned an interception for a score late in the game.
“He's a playmaker,” Bean said. “I love him to death.”
Bean said River Forest had success in the run and pass game on offense.
Laas threw for nearly 200 yards. Sala and Jordan Powers each scored on runs.
Lake Station had trouble getting any momentum during the game. The first drive of each half started with fumbles by the Eagles. Lake Station finished the game with seven turnovers, four of which were interceptions.
Bean said he hopes to build on the momentum of Friday's win.
“I'm looking forward for everything here on out,” he said.
Although pleased with River Forest's victory, Bean wants to address the amount of penalties his team commits.
The Ingots had 17 penalties for 190 yards Friday.
“This is the third week in a row we had 100 plus yards of penalties,” Bean said.