No. 2 Crete-Monee 42, Evanston 15 | Chris Slayton gets a sack, 2 TD catches

Warriors find many ways to score against Wildkits

2013-09-06T23:00:00Z 2013-09-07T01:03:08Z Warriors find many ways to score against WildkitsPhil Arvia Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 06, 2013 11:00 pm  • 

No. 2 Crete-Monee might not have quite the offensive star power it had in the run to its unbeaten season a year ago, but the Warriors are still finding plenty of ways to score.

In a 42-15 win Friday over Evanston in Crete, the Warriors had a touchdown return for the second straight week from Elijah Douglas, and got a 20-yard touchdown run on a fumble return by Jonathon Draper. Along the way, they improved to 2-0 with an 85-21 point differential, so the offense is still getting its licks in as well.

"Our defense continues to play lights out, and the special teams have been great," coach John Konecki said. "But we're scoring on offense, too. We've got a young quarterback and it's going to take time, but we're going to continue to evolve our offense."

Perhaps fittingly, on this night the evolution centered around a player usually noted for his defense. Chris Slayton, a 6-foot-5 defensive end, had a pair of touchdown grabs from the tight end spot — a 10-yarder in the first quarter to get Crete on the board after Evanston (1-1) grabbed a 7-0 lead and a 24-yarder for the night's last score.

That completed a nice night's work for quarterback Frank Douglas (19-of-26, 149 yards). Rashard Harris had 10 carries for 83 yards, 20 of those on a second-quarter touchdown run.

Frank Douglas had Crete's other score, a five-yard run in the second quarter that helped his team to the locker room with a 27-7 edge.

Things started on a bad note offensively for the Warriors. DeShaun Smith, Crete's leading rusher in the season opener, fumbled on his team's first snap, and left the game with an elbow injury.

Evanston took over at its own 39 and scored three plays later on a 36-yard pass from Chris Little to Sam Bordo, the extra point giving the Wildkits a 7-0 lead 95 seconds into the game.

Crete answered two possessions later, Frank Douglas hitting Slayton for a 10-yard score on a play-action fake that got used again on Slayton's second score.

"I don't usually catch the ball too much," Slayton said. "We just put it in. I guess coach saw something in the film this week."

Warriors linebacker Nyles Morgan, who has narrowed his list of college choices to Michigan State and several SEC schools, saw his first action of the season on Crete's fourth defensive series. On the fourth snap after he entered, he streaked through the middle of the line for a 14-yard sack of Little. Morgan played sparingly.

"It was nice to see Nyles," Konecki said. "We really tried to limit his reps."

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