Despite losing season, football improves on both sides of ball


Marco Roman

Photo courtesy of Eddie Roman

Will Klearman, Staff Writer

After an up-and-down season, ETHS closed out the year with a record of 3-6, landing them in fourth place in the Central Suburban South standings. An exciting 53-50 overtime home opener win against Indian Trail foreshadowed the roller coaster season that had yet to come. ETHS went on to win two of their next eight games with wins against Niles West and Glenbrook North.

ETHS was led by dual-threat senior quarterback Dylan Groff , who totaled 1482 passing yards along with 604 rushing yards. Junior Damarion Timberlake led the running backs with 503 rushing yards. Senior wide receiver Mac Mettee led the team in catches with 41 receptions, and senior wide receiver Preston Brown tallied up 588 receiving yards and five touchdowns. The defense showed improvement after the opener against Indian Trail, holding opponents to an average of 20.7 points per game over the next seven games.