Glenbrook South can’t stop Reyes, Schaumburg
Schaumburg, 10/26/12--Schaumburg's Cole Reyes catches a touchdown pass in the endzone in front of Glenbrook South's Robert Milota and Johnny Cowhey. Schaumburg High School hosted Glenbrook South High School in the first round of an IHSA Class 8A football game Friday night. | Jon Langham~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 4, 2012 1:27AM
SCHAUMBURG — Cole Reyes caught two touchdown passes from Stacy Smith in a four-minute stretch that bridged the first and second quarter and that sent Schaumburg to a 42-7 win over Glenbrook South in the Class 8A playoff opener.
Reyes finished with three catches for 121 yards, all going for touchdowns, including an 80-yarder on third-and-15 with less than two minutes to go in the first quarter of Friday’s football game.
Max Cohen threw an interception on Glenbrook South’s next series, and Smith found Reyes again in the end zone, this time for 16 yards and a 22-0 lead.
“I always tell my quarterback to look at me,” said Reyes, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior. “He has confidence in me, and we have a pretty good connection.”
Reyes scored on a 25-yard pass from Smith right before the half and that gave the Saxons (8-2) a 29-0 advantage at intermission.
Meanwhile, the Titans (5-5) couldn’t get anything going on offense. Glenbrook South had three first downs, one courtesy of a penalty, and 25 yards in the first two quarters.
“Our energy level wasn’t there,” senior linebacker Sean Garvey said. “It was hard to play from behind like that. We prepared hard all week, and I thought we were ready to go.”
The Titans showed signs of life after Garvey recovered a fumble in the third quarter. With a short field, Glenbrook South broke the shutout on Cohen’s 7-yard pass to Cody Carroll with 1:37 remaining in the third quarter.
But the Saxons answered with a five-play scoring drive to effectively put the game away.
The playoff loss snapped Glenbrook South’s streak of three consecutive seasons with at least one win in the postseason. Schaumburg moves on to the second round for the first time since 2010. The Saxons play either Niles West or Palatine, which beat Schaumburg 51-18 in the final week of the regular season.
Pick up your local Pioneer Press newspaper on Thursday to read more about the Glenbrook South football team.