MORRIS – The Morris freshman football team opened its season with a 22-8 loss to Minooka in the ‘A’ game on Saturday. Morris created seven turnovers, including three interceptions from Blake Breyman. Kameron Dransfeldt was the leading rusher for the Redskins and completed a pass for a touchdown to Aurelius Lennon-Rios.
Morris won the ‘B’ game, 12-6, as Alec Matteson ran for two touchdowns.
Morris Chiefs JV 20, Bradley 0: Darrion Hopper powered the Chiefs’ offense with 117 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Jason Barnett had 94 rushing yards and scored a touchdown. Justin Sendra led the defense with nine tackles and a sack, while Evan Lindemuth had eight tackles. Hopper (five tackles) and Jorge Loza (four tackles) each had a fumble recovery, while Barnett notched an interception.
Bradley varsity 22, Chiefs 0: Chad McElrath led the Chiefs with 52 rushing yards, while Daqwon Hopper collected 10 rushing yards. Jacob Hairaid led the Chiefs with defense with seven tackles and a fumble recovery, while Patrick Keeling made six tackles. McElrath and Austin Hatcher both made five tackles, while Mason Young-Voss and Aaron Melby had four apiece.
Chiefs Superlights 32, Bradley 19: Dimitri Lindemuth did it all for the Chiefs, amassing 148 rushing yards, 12 passing yards,10 yards ran on a punt return and scoring four touchdowns an extra point. Demetrius Hopper added 90 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Alex Grieff had two rushing yards and an extra point. Lindemuth also paced the defense with eight tackles, while Donovan Revels had six tackles and Hopper added five.
Bradley Lightweights 20, Chiefs 0: Shane Potter led the Chiefs with seven rushing yards, while Christopher Gonzales had six. Gonzales led the defense with eight tackles, while Zak Alesky made seven. Zach Hairald had five tackles and forced a fumble.
GRADE SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Mazon-Verona-Kinsman ‘B’ wins IVC title: MVK defeated Dwight, 8-4. on Saturday to win the IVC West Seventh Grade Conference championship. Taya Roe struck out eight on the mound and was 2 for 3 at the plate, while Paige Baker scored three runs. MVK, which is a team comprised of fifth and sixth-graders, finished the IVC West regular season and tournament without a loss.
Minooka 4, Summit Hill 3: Minooka was led by Maggie Joutras and Cierra Bachmann with two hits each. Hannah Justak, Kynsey Cryder, Katie Spillie and Bella Alessio each had a hit.