DeKalb defeats Waubonsie Valley

By James Krause
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 10/5/2019 12:23 AM

DeKalb picked up the football program's first win over Waubonsie Valley on Friday in a 34-7 win.

The Barbs defense celebrated homecoming by picking off four Waubonsie Valley passes, including a pair of interceptions by Barbs senior defensive back Donovan Lacey.


Barbs coach Keith Snyder said playing well against a good passing team in Waubonsie Valley will do a lot for their confidence.

"(The Warriors) are a good passing team and they put a lot of points on the board against really good teams," Snyder said. "To come out, do what we did defensively tonight and get the win is a testament to the kids, our preparation and our coaches."

Waubonsie Valley outgained the Barbs offensively, but a lone touchdown with 1:47 remaining in the game were the only points the Warriors could muster. Warriors coach Paul Murphy said his team's small mistakes added up, leading to the blowout.

"It's a lot of little things," Murphy said. "Don't take anything away from DeKalb, they played fantastic. We're not doing the little things that give us a chance to be successful on offense. On defense we're just giving up big plays. Once we got down, it just snowballed on us."

DeKalb struck first when junior quarterback Trenton Kyler found senior wide receiver Alex Siebens in the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown.

Kyler got his second touchdown pass on a screen to junior running back Trenton McCollum, who followed blockers and outran the defense for a 49-yard touchdown.

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The Warriors drove into DeKalb territory late in the second before Lacey picked up his first interception of the game. The Barbs led 14-0 at halftime.

Another interception sparked the Barbs' next scoring drive, with senior wide receiver Avery Medina scoring on a 17-yard jet sweep run to make it 21-0 after three periods.

Waubonsie Valley started their first drive of the fourth quarter at midfield, but the drive resulted in their fourth turnover on downs of the game. The Barbs scored just three plays after forcing the turnover on a 54-yard quarterback keeper for Kyler.

The Barbs put icing on the cake three plays into the Warriors' next drive with Lacey getting his second interception and returning it 46 yards for a touchdown. A missed point-after attempt made it 34-0.

Senior running back Bryce Logan of the Warriors scored on a run from the goal line with 1:47 remaining to avoid the shutout and make the final of 34-7.

The Barbs' record moves to 4-2, 2-1 with another home matchup against Naperville North coming up. The Warriors fall to 2-4, 0-3 but return home next week with a game against Naperville Central.

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