PREP FOOTBALL

Cutrara and Sheehan put on a show in Homewood-Flossmoor victory

2013-08-31T22:00:00Z 2014-05-09T18:09:19Z Cutrara and Sheehan put on a show in Homewood-Flossmoor victoryTim Cronin Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 31, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

FLOSSMOOR | If the way Homewood-Flossmoor quarterback Isaac Cutrara and receiver James Sheehan connected on Saturday night looked like it's been going on forever, there's a reason.

It has.

"We grew up together, always had a special connection," Cutrara said after the Vikings' storm-delayed season began with a 27-13 victory over Public League stalwart Simeon. "On the field, I guess it just carries over. We did this in the backyard, stuff like that. Probably since we were 10."

The Vikings' plush artificial turf field was their playground this time. Cutrara threw seven of his 14 completed passes to Sheehan, tosses that included H-F's first and third touchdowns. Sheehan's receptions accounted for 175 of Curtara's 261 passing yards.

"We've got a connection," Sheehan said. "It was pretty fun. We came out fresh, and knew Simeon has a great team, but we came out offensively with high power. We took control of the game."

The offensive fireworks were worth waiting an extra night to see. The H-F band might have taken the night off, but Cutrara-to-Sheehan was a symphony in the air.

"His best pass to me was a seam route right up the middle," Sheehan said. "Later he threw it to me for a touchdown."

The major damage was done in the first half, when Sheehan caught six passes, two for touchdowns, and accounted for 150 of Cutrara's 232 passing yards.

As might be expected of boyhood pals, Sheehan was Cutrara's favorite target from the start, snagging three passes on the Vikings' first drive, including a 47-yard collaboration that moved the ball to the Simeon 5. One play later, Cutrara found Sheehan open in the left corner of the end zone for the opening touchdown.

Sheehan's second touchdown pass, a 30-yard score, came his way with 4.4 seconds left in the first half. A missed Simeon assignment left him wide open, and Curtara didn't miss.

Vashon Nutt also scored for H-F in the first half, and Robert Anthony grabbed a fumbled punt snap in the Simeon end zone for H-F's only second-half score.

Simeon's first-half score capped an 80-yard drive, quarterback Timon Watkins hitting wide-open sophomore running back Dion Earls on a 10-yard pass midway through the second quarter. Earls also scored on a 5-yard rush on the first play of the fourth quarter.

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