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SOPH FOOTBALL: Geneva Vikings Take First Loss, 38-6 at Wheaton North

A stingy Wheaton North defense and some big plays help the Falcons to victory at Rexilius Field.

Wheaton North used a powerful passing attack, solid running game and tough defense to hand the Geneva sophomore football team its first loss of the season Friday night at Rexilius Field in Wheaton.

After a tied first quarter, the Falcons pulled away to win 38-6.

The game was still close after Wheaton North scored but missed 2-point conversion attempt with 3:40 left in the half. But the Falcons got the ball back on downs and scored in the final minutes on a double pass play that took the wind out of the Vikings' sails and gave the Falcons an 18-6 advantage at halftime.

Wheaton North scored again with 8:20 left in the third quarter on a 15-yard pass from quarterback JP Forcucci to Abel Abay, to make it 24-6. The Falcons sealed the deal with a six-play drive after the Vikings stalled on the Wheaton North 20 yard-line.

In that drive, Forcucci hit Abay on a 50-yard pass on first down, and Forcucci put the game out of reach with a 21-yard run up the middle and a 4-yard plunge. Dan Langan’s kick was good, and the Falcons led 31-6 with 16 second left in the third.

In the fourth quarter, Abay scored from 5 yards out with 5:14 left, for the 38-6 final score.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

  • Geneva: 6-0-0-0—6
  • Wheaton North: 6-12-13-7—38

GENEVA STATS

Rushing

  • #9 Nick Derr: -32 yards
  • #10 Liam Burns: 12 carries, 31 yards
  • #33 Max Woodworth: 6 carries, 72 yards


Passing

  • Derr: 4-of-12, 65 yards, 1 TD

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