Friday, September 23, 2011
In the end, the clock was running for most of the second half, as Geneva wins easily at St. Charles North.
The lights are going out for fireworks now at St. Charles North. You can write the football-game analogy that follows. Here's a hint: Think Don Meredith. The second half started much as the first. It was a walkaway win for Geneva, as the Vikings tacked on 30 points to the 27-7 halftime lead. "This was actually a tough game," coach Rob Wicinski said. "But I was really happy the way our kids came in and did what they were supposed to and took care of business." And you hate to say it, but this sets up a showdown next week, when undefeated Batavia comes to Burgess Field. "I'm excited," Wincinski said. "Any time you've got a conference game, it's important." Score by quarter Rushing Passing Defense
At the halfway mark, it's a first-quarter scoring fest and a second-quarter snooze.
The tale at the half is a wild first quarter and a sleepy second. St. Charles North is promising fireworks after the game, but the fireworks on the field started in the first quarter. Geneva drove 87 yards in six plays, sparked by a 38-yard connection from Matt Williams to Ben Rogers and finished with a Parker Woodworth 29-yard run. Score 7-0; time 9:32 left. The North Stars fumbled on the kickoff, Geneva recovered, scored in five plays—a 23-yard drive that finished when Connor Einck caught a jump ball in the end zone. Score 14-0; time 7:48 left But North had no thoughts of a rout. A 69-yard kickoff return by Ben Kaplan sets up a 2-yard TD run by George Edlund. Score 14-7; time 5:12 in first. Geneva needed five plays to go 69 yards for the…
Final score in the preliminary match is 46-27.
The first win of the night goes to St. Charles North. The North Stars led 24-14 at the half, but Geneva started the third quarter by recovering an onside kick. The Vikings drove 45 yards for the score on a drive that included big fourth-down conversion and a pass from Dan Santacaterina to Pace Temple to the 2-yard line. But the North Stars scored on the next drive, coverting on third and 20 to push, than made a 2-point conversion for a 32-21 lead. North scored again on a 52-yard run and the two teams traded touchdowns in the final quarter. Geneva Rushing Passing
And Rob Wicinski and Yoda, as well.
"The only thing we have to fear is St. Charles North itself." —FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT "To conquer fear of St. Charles North is the beginning of wisdom." —BERTRAND RUSSELL "Fear of the North Stars is the path to the Dark Side." —YODA The Kane County Chronicle's excellent Week 5 analysis quotes Geneva head coach Rob Wicinski, voluminously and appropriately. Forget Betrand Russell, Wicinski is the YODA of local football knowledge. And Rob says, basically, the FDR quote. He says St. Charles North shows terrific play in the game films, but the 0-4 North Stars seem also to find the "bad things happening to good people." "If you think too hard about bad things, bad things happen," he told the Chron sports guys. So I've traditionally taken on …
The September Equinox will welcome fall.
Apparently, there's an "Awesome Garage Sale" in Geneva that could prove to be a bargain-hunter's dream. If want to check out all the great stuff before it's all gone, keep reading to get more details. And, pamper your feet and toes with discounted manicure and pedicure services in Geneva. Plus, head over to St. Charles North High School tonight to watch the Vikings step into the lion's den that is the North Star's Homecoming game. Here are five things going on today, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011: 1. Just in time for Geneva High School Homecoming 2011, Prairie Path Podiatry and Spa is offering discount make-up and spa services. Make-up consultations will be free; manicures and pedicures are $20 each. For more information see, http://www.…