Brian Doneghy scored the first three touchdowns as Sycamore ran away with a 40-13 win over Lakota East on Friday.
Doneghy punched in rushing TDs from 16 and 6 yards out, less than three minutes apart in the first quarter, and he made it 20-0 on a 3-yard score with 1:10 remaining in the opening half.
PHOTO GALLERY: Sycamore 40, Lakota East 13
The Aviators added three more touchdowns in the third quarter to extend their lead to 40. Myron Williams caught a 39-yard TD from Drew Altemuehle, Jordan McConnell scored on a 31-yard run and Johnny Bothen recovered a fumble and sprinted 94 yards for Sycamore’s final score.
The Thunderhawks posted a pair of TDs in the final quarter.
Altemuehle finished 8-for-10 for 211 yards and one touchdown, and Williams caught four passes for 116 yards.
It was the third straight win for Sycamore over Lakota East.
Mark Krajewski paced Lakota East with 78 ground yards. Chris Whitehead scored a rushing touchdown, and Sean Church returned a punt 55 yards for the Thunderhawks’ other score.
The Aviators are now in a three-way tie with Fairfield and Mason for second in the GMC. Sycamore will wrap up its regular season at Princeton next week while Lakota East hosts Mason.
In the Harbin ratings, the Aviators are in fifth place in Division I Region 4, and the Thunderhawks are outside the bubble at No. 10.
Here are the latest playoff projections for the eight-team Region 4 playoff field from analyst Steve Shuck: 1. St. Xavier, 2. Colerain, 3. Milford, 4. Mason, 5. Sycamore, 6. Fairfield, 7. Elder. 8. Moeller.