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Glenbrook South Defeats New Trier 21-10

Following a slow start, Glenbrook South defeats New Trier convincingly to start 2-0 in conference.

The were guaranteed for a slow start as they hosted the Friday night.

Why? The Titans did not run a single offensive play in the first quarter. New Trier took the opening drive and went on a 17 play drive that ate up 10:16 and ended it in a field goal. The Titans fumbled the following kickoff and New Trier ran 20 plays in the first quarter compared to Glenbrook South's zero.

"You have to give New Trier credit," GBS head coach Mike Noll said. "They were ready to play right away. Once we relaxed a bit, we played smarter and better."

GBS settled down midway through the second quarter. After forcing the Trevians to go three-and-out, running back Kevin Schroeder exploded, on the second play of the drive, for a 65 yard touchdown run. Schroeder added a 1 yard plunge late in the first half to give Glenbrook South a 14-3 lead at halftime.

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The Titans kept the Trevians in the game late in the third quarter when they lost a fumble driving deep in New Trier territory. Trevian running back Daniel Olaniyan ran in a touchdown to cut GBS' lead to 14-10.

However, Schroeder added his third touchdown on a 2 yard score early in the fourth quarter. The Titans defense recorded interceptions on back-to-back defensive possessions to seal the game.

"Our defense played very well after the first quarter," Noll said. "Our ground game was pretty good and Kevin [Schroeder] played a fantastic game. It was a really good performance by our entire team."

Glenbrook South improved its record to 5-1 and have won four consecutive games. The Titans next travel to Waukegan. New Trier fell to 3-3. They go on the road next to play Niles West.

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