Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- It was easy to excuse the Marian defense for allowing 137 yards passing against nonconference foe North Lawndale.
Courtesy of six sacks and constant pressure on the quarterback, the Marian defense limited the Phoenix to minus-85 yards rushing to produce the Spartans' first shutout since 2012.
The offense and special teams got into the act as well, with the Spartans clicking on all cylinders for a 51-0 victory.
Senior quarterback Sean Mascolino tossed for 223 yards . . .