Jacobs trounces Dundee-Crown
A complete team effort by Jacobs led to a 57-12 drubbing of Dundee-Crown Friday night in Fox Valley Conference action in Carpentersville.
The Anthony Wilson-led offense scored 8 touchdowns and gained 363 yards, the kicking team ensured the Chargers started out with poor field position and the defense forced the Chargers into numerous 3 and outs.
"I'm extremely proud of how well they played on both sides of the ball," said Jacobs coach Bill Mitz. "We had a really good week of practice. We had to rebound from last weeks loss and we did."
Jacobs wasted no time in establishing a lead. After taking the opening kickoff, the squad needed only 6 plays to find the end zone. Junior running back Stephen Kavanaugh scampered 1 yard across the goal line at the 9:11 mark to put Jacobs on the scoreboard. It was the first of the junior fullback's 3 TDs.
Only two of the Golden Eagles' first half drives did not end in scores.
Charger defensive back Robby Krueger ended one possession by picking off a Wilson pass in the end zone.
David Butros scored Jacobs' second TD with 4:29 left in the first quarter on a 7-yard run to give the Golden Eagles a 15-0 first quarter lead.
Kavanaugh scored back-to-back touchdowns in the second quarter, the first on an 11-yard run and the second on a 37-yard strike from Wilson.
Wilson made the final Jacobs score of the half on a 4-yard keeper. The junior QB finished the night completing 11 of 14 passes for 195 yards.
D-C (0-2) could not get its offense going. Only one of the Chargers' 7 first half possessions started past their 20-yard line. Two of the drives ended with blocked punts. The second turned into a safety when Jacobs lineman Eric Schutt batted the ball down in D-C's end zone.
The Golden Eagles (1-1, 1-1) led 38-0 at halftime.
One bright spot for the Chargers was their opening drive of the third quarter. D-C moved the ball 88 yards on 11 plays to score a touchdown. Ricky Ibarra, who took on the ball on 6 of the plays, crossed the goal line on a 10-yard pass from Charger quarterback Joshua Raby. Ibarra finished the night gaining 112 yards on 19 carries.
Jacobs responded with 2 more scores, a 27-yard run by Loren Strickland (60 yards on 8 carries) and 10-yard run by AI Santi. Santi's tally at the end of the third quarter put Jacobs up 51-6.