Niles West’s balanced offense blows out Maine West
Niles West's Isaac Reinemann (22) tackles Maine West's in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, September 7, 2012. | Jon Durr~For Sun-Times Media
SKOKIE — Niles West scored on its first seven possessions en route to a 52-6 victory Friday night over Maine West.
Wolves quarterback Mike McGivern was 16-for-20 passing for 157 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was wideout Andrew Milhulet, who caught 12 passes for 91 yards, including an 18-yard scoring toss from McGivern.
Niles West showed its diversity in amassing 391 yards of offense, passing for 204 yards and rushing for 187 in the Central Suburban League crossover game.
“Our main focus has been to be able to both run and pass the ball,” McGivern said. “I have so many good receivers out there.”
One of which is Jake Glotzer, who caught a 14-yard touchdown pass and also added a 7-yard run into the end zone. Running back Anthony Underwood scored on 14- and 2-yard runs, while Jeremiah Jordan (two carries, 52 yards) found the goal line from 16 yards out. Backup quarterback Tommy Galanopoulos accounted for the final Wolves touchdown on a 10-yard run.
“We might not have a very large team this year, but one to 40 we have great kids,” Niles West coach Scott Baum said.
Maine West (1-2) scored its lone touchdown on an 8-yard run by running back Matt Romano. Warriors quarterback Matt Swanson carried the ball 15 times for 80 yards.
The Niles West defense recovered three fumbles. Linebackers James Williams and Adam Pignato, along with defensive back Tommy Williams recovered the turnovers.