Oswego senior running back Mark Melton overcame tremendous personal loss, the death of his father in January, to achieve a spectacular senior season, rushing for 1,139 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is the Record Newspapers Player of the Year.
Jason Thomas set up two touchdowns with long kickoff returns and ran for three touchdowns, Glenbard West scored off three straight Oswego turnovers to blow open a close game in the second half and went on to a 38-10 win in a Class 8A first-round playoff game at Duchon Field.
Yorkville's big win Friday over Oswego capped off a very different week for the Kersting household. Blake Kersting is a junior linebacker for the Foxes. His dad, Marc Kersting, is Oswego's offensive coordinator. That, Plano excited to make preparations for first playoff game since 2018 and Oswego gears up for a big challenge at Glenbard West in Joshua Welge's Record Newspapers football notes.
Nate Kraus threw for 225 yards and a touchdown and ran for 87 yards and a score and Gio Zeman ran for 132 yards and five TDs, as Yorkville used a stunning offensive performance to beat Oswego 48-26 and seal a playoff bid.