Wheaton Academy still perfect

By Ryan Hackman
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 9/17/2016 12:18 AM

Wheaton Academy defeated Elmwood Park 26-14 in West Chicago on Friday evening with the help of 19 first-half points.

Miles VanderKlock played a big role in improving the Warriors to 4-0. VanderKlock caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Ben Thorson that gave the Warriors (4-0) a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter of their Metro Suburban Conference crossover football game.


VanderKlock plays prominent roles on both sides of the ball and talked about what it is like to do so.

"Offense and defense are both very different. On both sides of the ball, you got to go 100 percent all the time," he said.

Kent Harmon was another key contributor, especially on the ground. He ran for 2 touchdowns and recorded 93 yards rushing.

The Warriors have some tough competition coming up.

"We started off the year young with a lot of inexperience, relied on alot of sophomores to step up and contribute and I'm proud of the way those guys have gotten better each week, their execution has improved," Warriors coach Brad Thornton said.

Xavier Vega was noticeable on the Elmwood Park side, scoring one of their two touchdowns.

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