Michael Kurtz rushes for 316 yards, but Yorkville falls to DeKalb

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DeKalb 26, Yorkville 14: Michael Kurtz rushed for 316 yards and two scores, including a 78-yard TD, but the Foxes (6-2, 3-1) could not convert on two first half forays into the red zone and lost a fumble late to seal the decision.

The win secures the first conference title for the Barbs (8-0, 4-0) since 1989. Illinois recruit Dre Brown rushed for 222 yards and a score. DeKalb QB Derek Kyler ran for a 33-yard TD and passed for a 56-yard score to T.J. Anthenat on the first play from scrimmage.

Minooka 41, Oswego East 14: The depleted Wolves (2-6, 1-5), who were missing eight suspended players, hung tough for a half, trailing 7-0 at the break.

“Then we pinned them deep on the opening kickoff of the second half but the first play was an 84-yard touchdown run,” Oswego East coach Tyson LeBlanc said. “They had a big third quarter.”

QB John Carnagio had nine completions for 295 yards for the Indians, including TDs of 78, 61 and 60 yards. Nathan Gunn ran for 187 yards.

Kaneland 58, LaSalle-Peru 6: The Knights (3-5, 1-4) scored 37 straight points to open the game and cruised past the winless Cavaliers. Brandon Kigyos had an interception return for a score, Connor Fedderly caught two TD passes and ran for another and Isaac Swithers caught a 55-yard score from QB Jack Marczuk (183 yards passing).

Fedderly had four catches for 79 yards, Swithers two for 85.

Riverside-Brookfield 40, Aurora Central 28: The playoff-eligible Chargers (5-3, 1-3) fell to Metro Suburban West co-leader and likely face a must-win game in their regular season finale at Wheaton Academy, which is also 5-3.

ACC, currently with 32 playoff points, would struggle to qualify with a five-win season. A sixth win secures a playoff berth.

Plano 45, Seneca 14: Sophomore quarterback Tyler Ward accounted for four touchdowns to help the Reapers (5-3, 4-2) become playoff-eligible. They can secure a playoff berth next week at home against Lisle.

Tony Elias-Cadena led a Plano rushing attack that netted 285 yards with 113 on 18 carries. Ward ran 15 times for 76 yards and two scores and completed 5 of 10 passes for 77 yards and two more scores.

Plano’s defense limited the Irish to 132 total yards.

Herscher 33, Sandwich 6: Trevor Dabbert had eight touches and accounted for 136 yards of offense but the Indians (0-8, 0-6) struggled to control the Tiger (6-2, 4-1) ground game (282 yards rushing). Austin Berns ran for 164 yards and two TDs for the winners.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

West Aurora 62, East Aurora 14

Metea Valley 45, Glenbard East 27

Waubonsie Valley 35, Neuqua Valley 28

Batavia 26, Geneva 20

DeKalb 26, Yorkville 14

Kaneland 58, LaSalle-Peru 6

Marmion 56, Aurora Christian 0

Riverside-Brookfield 40, Aurora Central 28

Oswego 35, Plainfield North 28

Minooka 41, Oswego East 14

Herscher 33, Sandwich 6

Plano 45, Seneca 14

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