Naperville Central continues dominance, wallops West Aurora

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THE SKINNY

The Redhawks (5-0, 3-0 DuPage Valley) tuned up for next week’s showdown with WW South by jumping out to a 21-0 lead over West Aurora midway through the first quarter and a 49-0 advantage at the half. Central posted its third straight shutout and the Redhawks have outscored their opponents 147-0 over that span.

TURNING POINT

Facing a third-and-6 at the Redhawks’ 20 just 4 ½ minutes into the game, Central quarterback Jake Kolbe took off and dashed 80 yards down the left sideline for the Redhawks’ first touchdown of the game, and the rout was on.

THE STAR

The Illinois State-bound Kolbe rushed for 84 yards and two scores and also threw for 76 yards. Ben Andreas only touched the ball four times, but totaled 129 yards (79 rush, 50 receiving) and also scored twice.

BY THE NUMBERS

Central posted 332 yards in the first half, 256 which came on the ground in just 12 carries.

QUOTABLE

“We just have to keep doing what we are doing and try to go 1-0 each week. That’s been the focus all year.” — Kolbe

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