ACC keeps improving, beats Chicago Christian
Aurora Central Catholic beat visiting Chicago Christian 12-0 to win consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2002 season.
Striking first in the middle of the second quarter of the Suburban Christian Gold contest, Marcus Jefferson scored on a 35-yard run. Only the clock stopped the Chargers from scoring, as they were on Chicago Christian's 7-yard line when time ran out in the second quarter.
ACC (2-1, 1-0) made up for it in the fourth quarter on sophomore Steven Amoni's 13-yard run for the final score.
"The defense played lights out," said Chargers coach Brian Casey.
The keys of containing Chicago Christian quarterback Jason VanderLaan were met, and Chargers cornerback Patrick Sweet limited 6-foot-4 receiver Mike Kamp to 1 reception.
Casey credited a slew of defenders, saying up to 20 different players made significant contributions on the defensive line alone including Mike Reuland, Kent Brauweiler, Adam Blake, T.J. Ali and Alex Chettiath, coming off an injury to make his first appearance of the season.
The Chargers ran 63 offensive plays to 39 for Chicago Christian (2-1, 0-1). ACC, which forced 2 fumbles, also compiled about 260 yards of offense, Casey said, to 70 for the Knights.
"Our opponents are the Batavias and all those," Casey said, "but the way our defensive flies around, I'll put our defensive up there with anybody. They've played three weeks of lights-out football."