McKinney Too Much for Benet
Young, Tim, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Tim Young Daily Herald Correspondent
LaSteven McKinney made all the difference Saturday afternoon in NazarethAEs 32-21 East Suburban Catholic Conference victory against Benet.
McKinney returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. Then on NazarethAEs first series, he took a direct snap out of the Wildcat formation and snaked his way into the end zone from 10 yards out.
When the Redwings answered on their next possession with a 2-yard touchdown run by running back E.J. Howell, McKinney scored from 2 yards out to bring the lead back to 13.
"WeAEve faced some adversity the last couple of weeks," McKinney said. "We wanted to get rid of the losing streak."
The Redwings shrank the lead at halftime when Pat Boyle scored on a 6-yard run up the middle, making it a 20-14 game, but the Nazareth defense hung tough.
"The defense stepped up the second half," Nazareth coach Tim Racki said. "They played with more tenacity."
After the teams exchanged interceptions in the third quarter, McKinney scored his fourth touchdown of the day on a 3-yard run up the middle. The touchdown was set up by McKinney, who took a handoff left tackle and made his way through the defense down the left sideline, cut across the field and ran out of gas and was pushed out at the 5- yard line. …