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DEKALB — Riley Cooper's 10-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Stuttle in overtime Saturday lifted Batavia High School's football team to a 21-14 victory over Lake Zurich in the Class 7A state championship game at Huskie Stadium.

Cooper also threw touchdown passes of 12 and 10 yards to Eric Peterson. He finished 28 of 42 for 295 yards.

Lake Zurich got both of its TDs on passes of 6 and 39 yards from Evan Lewandowski to Mathijs Enters. Both teams finished 13-1.


Lincoln-Way East 23, Loyola Academy 14: Dominic Dziobian's 32-yard field goal with five minutes left put Lincoln-Way East ahead for good in the final game of the day.

After Dziobian's kick made it 16-13, A.J. Henning tacked on a 42-yard TD run as the Griffins completed a 14-0 season.

Henning ran for 154 yards and two TDs, including a 63-yarder that put Lincoln-Way East up 13-7 after three quarters.

Loyola's Quinn Boyle threw for 315 yards, including a 25-yard TD to Rory Boos four minutes into the third. He put the Ramblers (12-2) ahead with a 2-yard run early in the fourth.


Prairie Ridge 28, Nazareth Academy 21: Samson Evans scored on a 4-yard run with 1:01 remaining to give Prairie Ridge the win to cap a 14-0 season. Evans rushed for 158 yards and also scored on a 5-yard run to open the fourth quarter after returning a punt for 78 yards for a TD in the second period.

Nazareth Academy quarterback Bobby Grimes completed 22 of 32 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted twice. Nazareth ended 12-2.


Phillips 33, Dunlap 7: Craig Elmore returned a fumble for a touchdown and also rushed for two TDs to lead Chicago Phillips past Dunlap in the Class 5A championship game.

Elmore's 44-yard fumble return gave Phillips (14-0) a 14-0 first-quarter lead. He later scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards. Teammate Anthony Davis had a 64-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter.

Phillips held Dunlap (13-1) to minus-3 yards rushing. Davis had two tackles for loss among his seven total tackles.


Rochester 24, Morris 21: Clay Alewelt's 24-yard field goal as time expired late Friday night gave Rochester its seventh Class 4A title in eight years and second in a row.

Nic Baker threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a team-high 81 yards on 15 carries for Rochester (14-0).

Kameron Dransfeldt rushed 38 times for 184 yards and two TDs for Morris (11-3).



Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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