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updated: 9/9/2016 11:56 PM

St. Charles North topples Larkin to go 3-0

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By Jared Birchfield
Daily Herald Correspondent

St. Charles North football fans were treated to two aerial shows at Friday night's homecoming football game.

After the North Stars defeated Upstate Eight River Conference rival Larkin 38-0, spectators were treated to a fireworks display.

During the game, they watched North's passing attack dominate the contest.

North Star quarterbacks Zach Mettetal and Mike Hohensee completed 14 0f 19 attempts for a total of 217 yards including 3 TD passes.

"The goal was to go out and get ahead early with a couple of scores and play some defense and the boys did that," said North coach Rob Pomazak. "Zach was great keeping plays alive, looking down field and making plays."

When North (3-0, 1-0) went to the rushing game, they relied on running back Eric Lins. The senior gained 83 yards on 15 carries.

"Eric Lins ran the ball really, really hard," Pomazak said.."Our offensive line did a nice job of making room for him."

North got on the board early scoring on its second offensive play of the game, a 28 yard pass from Mettetal to Lucas Segobiano (57 yards on 3 completions).

The North Stars widened their lead on their third possession of the game, on another Mettetal strike for 11 yards to Adam Durocher.

After stalling out Larkin's 16-yard line, Adam Durocher kicked a 33-yard field goal to give North a 17-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the North scored its third TD on a 65-yard 11 play drive that was capped by a 20-yard pass from Mettetal to Billy Durocher, Adam's younger brother. The North Stars led 24-0 at the half.

North scored on four of its six first half possessions. One drive ended with a punt and the other with Larkin's Will Bowman interception of a Mettetal pass.

The North Stars widened their lead to 31-0 on a 2-yard plunge with 5:35 left in the quarter.

North scored its final TD early in the fourth quarter with Mike Hohensee at the helm. Demetrio Torres scampered 7 yards for the tally.

The North Stars defense shut down Larkin's offense. The Royals (1-2, 0-1) only gained a total of 91 yards.

"I'm really proud of our defense for getting another shut out," said Pomazak.

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