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Barrington Maintains Perfect Record as New Trier Falls to 1-3 after Fierce Goal-Line Stand

Barrington Maintains Perfect Record as New Trier Falls to 1-3 after Fierce Goal-Line Stand

It is difficult to assume a tougher set of circumstances facing the Recent Trier Trevians as they entered the ultimate game of their nonconference slate.

Fresh off a heartbreaking defeat of their home opener, the Trevians headed on the road to face the undefeated, highly ranked Barrington Broncos — on a brief week of rest and without their starting quarterback.

Despite that tall task in front of them, the Trevians stood tall and even found themselves in a golden position to deliver an upset.

Trailing by eight points with under three minutes to play, Recent Trier drove the ball all the way in which right down to Barrington’s 10-yard line. A rush by senior Jackson McCarey gave the Trevians three shots at the tip zone from 5 yards out.

However the Broncos’ stout defense was as much as the challenge, forcing three straight Recent Trier incompletions. The Broncos’ goal-line stand preserved their 22-14 win and put an end to a valiant comeback attempt from the Trevians on Thursday, Sept. 14, in Barrington. Trevs quarterback CJ Donnelly tries to evade the Barrington pass rush.

“There’s a way more positive mindset today with the way in which our children played,” Recent Trier head coach Brian Doll said. “I assumed we played very physically tonight. We didn’t shut down at the tip of the sport in an in depth game; we were actually the aggressors, in order that’s a giant change from last week to this week. I actually liked our mindset and us being mentally tough down the stretch, each offensively and defensively.”

The Trevians could have called it an evening after the Broncos jumped out to a two-score lead early within the fourth quarter, but Recent Trier as a substitute initiated a spirited comeback that began late in the ultimate frame.

After forcing a three-and-out from the Broncos, Recent Trier took over at its own 34 with just over five minutes to play. The Trevs converted a vital fourth-and-10 play to maintain the drive moving when quarterback CJ Donnelly, who took the reins of the offense with Patrick Heneghan sidelined with an ankle injury, connected with Miles Cremascoli for a 13-yard gain.

Donnelly and Cremascoli connected again on the next two plays, gaining a complete of 35 yards for the Trevs in a matter of seconds. One play later, McCarey broke free for a 23-yard touchdown run to place Recent Trier inside striking distance at 22-14. CJ Donnelly hands off to Jackson McCarey for Recent Trier.

The Trevians nearly recovered their onside kick however the Broncos fell on a loose ball and commenced their ensuing drive with prime field position. But that didn’t matter since the Trevians’ defense quickly shut down Barrington to force a punt.

Recent Trier then began its decisive drive from its own 27. The Trevs found the best note on the primary play as senior Kiernan O’Meara elevated over two defenders to make an impressive leaping grab that set Recent Trier up inside Barrington’s territory.

The 33-yard completion was the primary of two stellar plays for the Trevians on their intrepid series. Two plays later, it was the Trevians’ star senior who delivered the opposite moment of magic. Cremascoli made yet one more remarkable catch, twisting and turning between two defenders to haul in a 30-yard pass from Donnelly on third-and-10.

But Recent Trier couldn’t put the ending touches on what would have been a surprising late comeback because the Broncos made the fourth-down stop of their red zone. Yet, the Trevs found positive takeaways from the narrow defeat.

“Last week on Saturday morning I woke up and I used to be really down, and I told the fellows we have now to ignore that loss,” Doll said. “The (positive) tonight is that I saw some resiliency. Our youngsters needed to forget a tricky loss last week and are available out here on a Thursday on a brief week and play hard against a team that they knew was 3-0 and had already beat up some good teams and played some tough games.” Doll continued, “I believe we’re ready now going into our conference season where we have now to take off and be pleased with where we’re at and just get going.”

Recent Trier opened the sport’s scoring on the primary play of the second quarter when Donnelly found a wide-open Cremascoli for a 42-yard touchdown. Miles Cremascoli hauls in a deep pass for an eventual Trevians touchdown.

Cremascoli’s grab was only the start of one other good night for the two-way standout. His stellar play for the Trevs has change into so routine that massive performances are almost the weekly expectation.

And his genius was on full display in Week 4.

Cremascoli finished the night with a whopping 233 receiving yards. He hauled in 11 passes, caught a touchdown pass, rushed for an additional 11 yards on his only attempt and in addition intercepted a pass on defense — his third already on the young season.

Irrespective of the defensive alignments that the Broncos threw at Cremascoli, he still found a technique to make big play after big play for the Trevians. At times, it felt as if your complete stadium knew the ball was headed his way.

“They were double covering him, and at one point, they really bracketed him with a man underneath, in order that they had three guys type of on him,” Doll said. “We’ve been in that situation before, but you often see that in youth football, you don’t see that in highschool football. They made their adjustments and he just kept coming back and making plays.”

Doll noted that Cremascoli was one in all the senior leaders who really took last week’s loss to heart — and the longtime coach knew he’d be able to respond in Week 4.

“He did all the pieces (tonight),” Doll said. “I used to be impressed with him. I’m pleased with him. … He really got here out and responded today.”

Recent Trier also received a robust performance from Donnelly, who was making his first varsity start. The junior threw for 285 yards.

Because the Trevs put their nonconference schedule behind them, the team will deal with its growth over the 4 weeks relatively than its record.

“It’s been a rollercoaster, let’s be honest,” Doll said. “Coming off of Yorkville, we felt pretty good after which I believe last week we felt great up until the last three minutes, so there’s been quite a lot of emotional change. “Tonight, we lose, but I do know the fellows are feeling like we will play with these teams again. I’m confident in them. I believe there’s growth at this time limit … and we’re beginning to get some things down.”

The Trevs will open Central Suburban South play with yet one more difficult matchup against a perennial powerhouse. Recent Trier will welcome Maine South, the gold standard of CSL football, to Northfield Friday, Sept. 21. And the team will look to indicate the identical fight it did against Barrington.

“Once we fight to the tip and we don’t quit, that just means all the pieces for us,” Cremascoli said. “That just means we will go into any game and we proceed to fight and … it doesn’t matter our opponent, it doesn’t matter their rating, it doesn’t matter anything. Our team will come out here and we’ll work hard.”

Cremascoli said the team’s postgame speech also focused on keeping that fight going.

“We have now to fight prefer it’s our last game,” he said. “We don’t know when it’s going to be our last game, so we just need to keep fighting, keep working hard and keep doing things right and are available out here like we did on this fourth quarter.”

Recent Trier’s game plan for the Hawks will deal with limiting their high-powered offense and quarterback Constantine Coines.

“We have now to limit the quantity of points they put up,” Doll said. “They rating in bunches, they rating in a rush. … I believe, on the whole, we’re at some extent immediately where to beat them, you could have to have a mindset that claims you’re able to beat them, your kids need to be prepared to beat them after which you could have to shut down this quarterback because he’s superb.”


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