Balanced Batavia cruises past West Chicago

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THE SKINNY

Batavia (4-1) scored touchdowns on its first five possessions. The seven touchdowns were scored by seven different Bulldogs. Withtheir third straight win, the Bulldogs and their multi-dimensional offense now average 42 points per game.

TURNING POINT

The Bulldogsdid what they wanted on offense. But on the first possession, facing third and long, 5-foot-7 senior Anthony Scaccia broke off a 48-yard scoring run, making two sharp cuts in the process to elude Wildcat defenders. Blake Crowder also had a long touchdown jaunt. He ran 82 yards for a score onBatavia’s only offensive play of the third quarter, activating the running clock.

THE STAR

Scaccia ran for 104 yards on 8 carries in the first half before calling it a night. Quarterback Micah Coffey stretched the field repeatedly, connecting on 11 of 17 passes for 165 yards and a 36-yard scoring strike to Jordan Zwart. Other Bulldogs reaching the end zone were Coffey, Mitchell Krusz, Anthony Moneghini, and Evan Acosta. Danny Lazzerini led West Chicago (0-5) with 53 yards on 22 rushes.

THE NUMBERS

Batavia rolled to 426 yards of total offense, despite running only 12 plays in the second half. Michael Moffatt notched a pair of interceptions for the Bulldogs.

QUOTABLE

“We have a very diversified group of kids. We have a special running back in Anthony Scaccia, so it’s hard not to give it to him 50 times a game. But he’s unselfish, he gets it. Micah Coffey could probably throw 20 touchdowns a game. As a coaching staff, we’re proud that by the end of the first quarter, we’ve played 30-35 kids.” – Batavia coach Dennis Piron

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