Breaking It Down: The running quarterback turned into a passer. The defense did an about-face. And Oswego parlayed that one-two combo into a 42-0 football victory over Minooka on Senior Night Friday at Minooka. Brett Wainwright ran for one touchdown and passed for two more to spearhead the Panthers’ potent offense. He went 5-for-6 on a 99-yard drive to end the first half, including an 11-yard TD pass to Jack Kiakowski that pushed the score to 28-0. Oswego, after yielding 54 points and more than 500 yards to in a loss to Waubonsie Valley last week, limited Minooka to 80 yards total offense and four first downs, three of those coming in the second half.
Patch’s MVP: Brett Wainwright, senior, quarterback, Oswego. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound scatback completed 10-of-14 for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 17 yards on six carries and scored on a 1-yard keeper.
Oswego Stat Pack: Mickeel Stewart (21 carries, 96 yards, 2 TDs), Jack Kiakowski (5 catches, 92 yards, 2 TDs), Elliot McGaughy (5 catches, 96 yards, 1 TD), Brett Wainwright (10-of-14 passing, 175 yards, 2 TDs; 17 yards rushing on 6 carries, 1 TD), Steven Frank (3-of-4 passing, 23 yards).
Minooka Stat Pack: Cory Bee (3 carries, 27 yards), Nathan Gunn (6 carries, 5 yards), Joe Carnagio (9 carries, 9 yards), Steve Briscoe (3-of-8 passing, 9 yards). Briscoe came on to play quarterback for the Indians after Carnagio went down with an injury on the second quarter.
Quotable I: “When you look at the two types of quarterbacks we have, the freshman is more the true passer (Frank), and Brett (Wainwright) is more your scatback,” Oswego coach Brian Cooney said. “He can do some things in flush and roll out of the pocket. But, that to us, was huge, that he can drive an offense 99 yards all the way down right before half with some time constraints.”
Quotable II: “We knew at the goal line they’re always a very strong team,” Oswego quarterback Brett Wainwright said. “They like to put numbers in the box. So, we thought we’d put ‘Kwi’ out there and our great line—no one touched me, really. We threw it to ‘Kwi’ and he made a big play to get that drive going.”
Quotable III: “Offensively, all week we talked about emphasizing the point of attack and emphasizing getting positive plays on first and second down,” Minooka coach Paul Forsythe said. “And that’s pretty much exactly what we didn’t do. We didn’t get movement. They did a nice job of forcing us into third-and-long, and right now we’re not very good at third-and-long.”
Team Records: Oswego is 2-1 and 1-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference. Minooka is 0-3 and 0-1.
What’s Next: Romeoville is at Oswego on Friday, Sept. 14. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Minooka plays host to Plainfield Central on Friday, Sept. 14. Kickoff is at 7 p..m.
Scores of Interest: Plainfield East 33, Oswego East 6; Plainfield North 35, Plainfield South 19; Plainfield Central 42, Romeoville 0; Wheaton North 21, Naperville North 7. For more results, go to IHSA ScoreZone.