Chicago Christian tags Guerin with another shutout
River Grove Saturday, 9/22/12 Chicago Christian's Colby Roundtree (3) gets past Guerin's John Samek (58) on a two-point conversion during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. Chicago Christian won the game, 21-0. | Brian O'Mahoney~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 8, 2012 11:51PM
RIVER GROVE — Sophomore running back Colby Roundtree broke a scoreless defensive stalemate with a 47-yard touchdown run with 7:39 left in the third quarter to pace Chicago Christian to a 21-0 win at Guerin in their Suburban Christian Gold clash on Saturday afternoon in River Grove.
“Coach told us at halftime to keep working at it and things will start to work,” Roundtree said. “It was good (to score), but I give all the thanks to my linemen. They got a great push in the second half.”
Dropped passes kept Chicago Christian (2-3, 1-1) off the scoreboard in the first half. The ground game changed things in the second as Roundtree gained 102 of his 108 after halftime.
Sophomore quarterback Christian Bolhuis completed 10-of-25 passes for 96 yards including a 12-yard pass to senior Trevor Stephens on fourth-and-8 to help set up Roundtree’s second score with 9:03 left. Roundtree topped it off with a seven-yard run to seal the deal.
“We talked at halftime about how we needed to keep playing good defense because we didn’t play well the past couple of weeks,” said Chicago Christian head coach Jim Bolhuis. “It feels great for the kids who knew they had to play a full game, and I’m glad they took it to heart.”
Guerin (1-4, 0-2) saw its offensive struggles continue as it has not scored a touchdown since the opening week. Sophomore running back James Cockrell, back after an early game injury scare, got his first game action since the season opener and ran for 53 yards on 17 attempts. Junior quarterback Gavin Byrne completed 10-of-23 passes for 87 yards and three interceptions.
“We moved the ball but couldn’t get on the board and some bad decisions led to turnovers,” said Guerin senior wide receiver and defensive back Andrew Rangel. “The third quarter seems to be a curse for us, so we have to come out of halftime stronger.”