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
- #9 Nick Derr: -32 yards
- #10 Liam Burns: 12 carries, 31 yards
- #33 Max Woodworth: 6 carries, 72 yards
- Derr: 4-of-12, 65 yards, 1 TD