Times No. 3 Thornton wasted little time in taking control in a 56-8 season-opening home football win over Orr on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 29-0 first-quarter lead and were up 43-0 at halftime.
Quarterback Jahwon Brown was 4-of-7 passing for 108 yards and three touchdowns.
D'Anthony Cross rushed for 130 yards and a score, plus he caught one of Brown's touchdown passes. Jamal Towns rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
Jauan Wesley caught two passes for 35 yards and a score.
"I was happy that we were able to go out and get some work in," Thornton coach Bill Mosel said. "We wanted to see where we were at and see what we need to do to improve."
The Wildcats host Naperville North Sept. 1.
Joliet West 48, Thornridge 0: Anthony DiNardo threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns as the host Tigers shut out the Falcons.
It was Thornridge's 11th straight loss dating back to the 2010 season.
Arthur-Lovington 41, St. Francis de Sales 0: Tyler Schuring threw three touchdown passes as the Knights scored all their points the first half in a blowout of the visiting Pioneers.
Chicago Christian Invitational: Illiana Christian (2-4) finished fourth in the competition.
The Vikings beat Walter Payton Academy 25-23, 13-25, 25-22; lost to Munster 21-25, 10-25 and lost to De La Salle 14-25, 12-25.
The Vikings' Tina Massey made the all-tournament team with a total of 28 kills, 7 blocks and 17 digs.
Teammate Jamie Petrarca added 16 kills and 30 blocks on the day.
Boys Cross Country
Normal West Invitational: Marian Catholic's Camren Howard was eighth overall with a time of 17 minutes, 2 seconds to lead the Spartans to a fourth-place finish among five scoring teams.
Minooka won with 18 points as it took the top three spots. Marian had 129 points.
Marian's Joshua Haynes (18:24) and Nathan Holley (18:27) were 25th and 26th respectively.
Girls Cross Country
Normal West Invitational: Marian Catholic's top finisher was Caitlin Henry, who was 26th overall with a time of 22:17.
The Spartans were fifth of five scoring teams with 156 points. Minooka won with 27 points.
Crete-Monee 3, Illinois Lutheran 2: The Warriors captured their third straight River Valley Conference-Southland Athletic Conference Challenge title as Austin Palanca, Brandon Hickey and Fernando Aguiree each scored.
Logan Kent had 10 saves for the Warriors (4-0) and was named to the all-tournament team.