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updated: 9/13/2013 11:21 PM

Mooney-to Williams a winner for Jacobs

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By Dave Hess
Daily Herald Correspondent

Dynamic duo.

No, we are not talking about Batman and Robin.

We are referring to Jacobs' prolific duo of senior quarterback Brett Mooney and senior wide receiver Hunter Williams.

Mooney completed 8 passes to Williams for 148 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Golden Eagles claimed their first victory of the 2013 season, a 20-0 whitewashing of Prairie Ridge in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play at PR Stadium in Crystal Lake Friday night.

"We have been playing together since third grade," said Williams. "I know where the ball is going to be and he knows where I am. Brett throws the deep ball so well and it is easy to catch."

Being shutout by the Wolves (1-2, 0-1) for most of the first half, the Golden Eagles (1-2, 1-0) finally got on the scoreboard with 20 seconds remaining in the half. Scrambling to his left, Mooney launched the ball toward the end zone. Williams grabbed the ball at the 5-yard line and ran into the end zone for a 42-yard score. The kick was blocked and the Golden Eagles led 6-0 at intermission.

Mooney hooked up for 2 third-quarter touchdowns with Williams of 32 and 31 yards.

"I loft the ball up there and I know Hunter will come down with it," said Mooney. "He runs great routes."

Jacobs coach Bill Mitz praised his duo.

"Brett and Hunter just work well together," said Mitz. "Brett does a good job of keeping plays alive and Hunter runs great routes."

That's all the Golden Eagles' opportunistic defense needed. Jacobs forced 7 PR fumbles, recovering 4, and Josh Narvaez intercepted a Brett Covalt pass.

The biggest turnover for the Golden Eagles came late in the first quarter. PR running back Brett Anderson ran the ball to the goal line, but senior defensive back Sean McAvoy stripped Anderson of the ball and recovered in the end zone to thwart PR's drive.

"The fumble recovery by Sean was huge," said Mitz. "That was a momentum changer. Our defense all night was outstanding. They came up with some big plays."

Along with McAvoy's fumble recovery, Brenden Heiss, Tommy Savage and Nick Espe also recovered fumbles for the winners.

With the 3 TD scores to Williams, Mooney was 19-of-28 for 280 yards and didn't throw an interception. Speedy Josh Walker caught 3 passes for 71 yards and Camden McLain grabbed 5 for 45 yards.

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