A fine start in the first half and an even finer start to the second half fired up Fenwick on Friday night.
The Friars received touchdown of 2 and 50 yards from running back Pat Donahue and returned the opening kickoff of the second half 97 yards for a score in a 49-13 Catholic Green win over Marmion.
“Either I underestimated them or overestimated us,” Marmion coach Dan Thorpe said. “When you get beat this bad, that’s on me.”
Quarterback Rusty Joyce completed 8 of 21 passes for 101 yards, but three turnovers by Marmion (4-2, 1-1) led to 21 Fenwick points.
No. 13 St. Rita 35, Aurora Christian 21: The Catholic Blue power came in with wins over No. 19 Mount Carmel (23-21) and No. 20 Montini (21-0) but trailed the Eagles entering the fourth quarter before pulling away.
Aurora Christian (4-2) got two scores from Jacolby Maxwell on passes of 8 and 18 yards from QB Austin Bray and a 5-yard TD run from Nick Edlund (29 carries, 158 yards).
Tyre Lee ran 32 times for 258 yards for St. Rita (5-1).
Aurora Central 35, Fenton 13: Matt Rahn threw two TD passes to Marion May and one to Brandon Babler to lift the Chargers (5-1, 1-1) in Metro Suburban West play.
Geneseo 13, Yorkville 0: The Maple Leafs handed the Foxes their first loss of the season in the battle of unbeatens in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference crossover. Michael Kurtz had 25 carries for 180 yards for Yorkville (5-1) but couldn’t get to the end zone.
Plano 36, Peotone 0: Sergio Chavez kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2:25 left in the first quarter before the Reapers (3-3, 2-2) broke it open. Sophomore quarterback Tyler Ward ran for scores of 7 and 30 yards and completed a 26-yard TD pass to Javi Corral. RB Tony Elias-Cadena (nine carries, 102 yards) had scoring runs of 12 and 55 yards.
Geneva 40, St. Charles East 7: The Vikings (6-0, 4-0) took the long road, completing four scoring drives of 80 yards or more and two more that covered 70-plus.
Daniel Santacaterina threw for 298 yards with three TDs. Pace Temple caught 10 passes for 133 yards and two scores and Michael Landi had seven receptions for 121 yards and one TD.
Batavia 49, West Chicago 0: The Bulldogs (5-1, 4-0) got TD runs of 9, 1 and 9 yards from Zach Garrett (15 carries, 107 yards). Peyton Piron caught four passes for 64 yards and one score.
Colin Thurston had a team-high 10 tackles in the Bulldogs’ first shutout.
South Elgin 71, East Aurora 24: Richard Barajas kicked a 31-yard field goal and Michael Gonzales completed a 20-yard TD pass to Maurice Nichols to pull the Tomcats (0-6, 0-4) within 21-10 in the first quarter but the Storm then pulled away.
Nathaniel Booker had a 61-yard TD run and Gonzales hooked up with Nichols on a 22-yard scoring pass for East Aurora’s other scores.
Sycamore 14, Kaneland 7: Four turnoversproved costly for the Knights (2-4, 0-3) in their fourth straight loss, three by one score.
Jack Marczuk, who ran 20 times for 112 yards, scored on an 8-yard run midway through the fourth to pull the Knights within seven, but he was picked off by Bryce Hansen in Sycamore territory in the final minute.
Brett Weaver scored on a 1-yard run and Dion Hooker had one for 63 yards for the Spartans (4-2, 1-1).
Manteno 49, Sandwich 6: The unbeaten Panthers (6-0, 4-0) spoiled Sandwich’s homecoming, bottling up Kody Randa (13 carries, 39 yards) and holding the Indians (0-6, 0-4) under 100 yards of offense.
Oswego 40, Oswego East 0
Waubonsie 38, Metea 37
Neuqua 48, West Aurora 35
S. Elgin 71, East Aurora 24
Batavia 49, West Chicago 0
Geneva 40, St. Charles East 7
Aurora Central 35, Fenton 13
St. Rita 35, Aurora Christian 21
Fenwick 49, Marmion 13
Geneseo 13, Yorkville 0
Sycamore 14, Kaneland 7
Plano 36, Peotone 0
Manteno 49, Sandwich 6
Mooseheart 19, Hebron 8.