East Aurora's football team made a game of it midway through the second quarter. The Tomcats drew within a one score deficit of St. Charles East Saturday night at Aurora Christian behind Zieare Williams' 6-yard touchdown run. The East Aurora quarterback accounted for 113 of the Tomcats' 122 first-half yards.
But it was all St. Charles East after that.
The Saints erupted for 38 unanswered points to cruise to a 59-14 nonconference victory.
St. Charles East quarterback Zachary Micthell ran for a pair of scores and threw for 3 others in leading the Saints' rout but the other star for the Saints was junior flanker Clayton Isbell, who accounted for 175 all-purpose yards.
Isbell answered the Williams TD with his only target of the night -- a 34-yard TD late in the second quarter to give SCE a 28-14 lead.
On the ensuing Saints' possession Mitchell found Justin Galante for a 19-yard strike with less than 30 seconds to play in the half.
The second half was academic as the Saints' defense limited East Aurora (1-1) to 6 yards rushing on 9 attempts, operating on short fields the entire second half due to 3 forced turnovers.
St. Charles East (2-0) put the game away with a 24-point third quarter outburst.
Justin Jett had a pair of first half TDs for the Saints and place-kicker Matthew Burns epitomized the Saints' dominance by connecting on 8 consecutive extra points. The junior added a 44-yard field goal during the Saints' third-quarter run.