CRETE | Crete-Monee quarterback Marcus Terrell has it almost too easy throwing it up to LaQuon Treadwell.
Terrell sent an underthrown pass into double coverage that Treadwell pulled in on the way to a 68-yard touchdown pass for the Warriors' first touchdown in a 38-7 victory over T.F. South.
The touchdown was Terrell's first of three on the night and the senior quarterback finished with 244 yards on 12-of-19 passing.
"It was a horrible pass," Terrell said of the touchdown pass to Treadwell. "He just came down with it. It's nice to have a player like that."
T.F. South answered the Crete-Monee touchdown with a 14-play scoring drive of its own to take a brief 7-6 lead. The Warriors would respond with 32 unanswered points in the second and third quarters.
"It feels good to get the first one out of the way," Terrell said. "We had a lot of mistakes still. We'll watch the film (today) and go back to work next week."
Terrell later found Crete-Monee senior wideout Lance Lenoir for two second-half touchdowns. Deshawn Smith added two rushing scores, while Darius Thomas scored once on the ground.
"It was a slow start but a really nice next three quarters," Warrior coach Jerry Verde said. "Our talent came to the forefront. Even though it was a lopsided score, we have all the respect in the world for T.F. South."
The Rebels were held to 134 yards of total offense on the night and struggled to get anything going after their first scoring drive.
"They're an outstanding football team," T.F. South coach Tom Padjen said. "That's why they're rated number one in 6A."