September 13, 2019: Lincoln-Way East beat Bradley (IL) Bourbonnais by a score of 42-0. Henning made 4 catches for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with 35 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. He now has 4 receiving touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown.
September 20, 2019: Henning and Lincoln-Way East beat Bolingbrook (IL) Bolingbrook by a score of 20-10. Henning ran 18 times for 102 yards and a 29-yard TD, and he caught 5 passes for 90 yards and a 32-yard TD. Lincoln-Way East is 4-0.
September 27, 2019: Lincoln-Way East beat Flossmoor (IL) Homewood-Flossmoor by a score of 28-14. Henning ran 18 times for 140 yards and 3 touchdowns, including scoring runs of 55, 6, and 4 yards. He also had a 70-yard punt return, though he didn’t score. Lincoln-Way East is 5-0.
October 4, 2019: Lincoln-Way East beat New Lenox (IL) Lincoln-Way Central by a score of 38-2. Henning had 5 carries for 18 yards and 5 catches for 62 yards, including 21- and 18-yard touchdowns. Lincoln-Way East is 6-0.
From someone who was at the game:
Central flew to AJ when he was lined up at RB, and his runs were all between the tackles and into stacked boxes. East did not run play-action off him, but likely will against better competition, when necessary. They have before, and the results have been very good.
AJ’s first TD was on a jet-action shovel pass, where he exploded through a seam and sped to the end zone. The second was on a deep crossing route, where the QB hit him in stride and the defense had absolutely no chance to catch him.
East’s next game is Friday night at home vs a Lemony team that has won two games over the past two seasons, and beat Central 6-3 earlier this season. East’s starting RB was injured last night, and left the field on crutches. If he’s out for next week, AJ may be the primary RB until the game is well in hand, which will likely be halftime.