Jacobs, Mooney throttle Johnsburg

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Jacobs put on a fireworks show Friday night defeating Johnsburg 41-7.

Jacobs quarterback Bret Mooney threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Steven Varela scored two touchdowns on 49 yards rushing.

“We put forth a great effort, I’m very proud of this team,” Jacobs coach Bill Mitz said. “It was just a very good overall effort.”

The Golden Eagles came out firing, scoring three touchdowns on their first three drives. Johnsburg failed to convert a third down through the first half.

Varela added 80 yards receiving and a touchdown — amassing 129 all-purpose yards. Running back Greg Sidor also found the end zone twice, one through the air and one on the ground.

“It starts with the guys up front,” Varela said. “If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have gotten rolling like we did.”

Jacobs closed out the first half by scoring five touchdowns in the first eight possessions. Johnsburg got on the board with 8:29 left in the third after an eight-yard touchdown run by Christian Nugent.

“We kept our composure,” Johnsburg head coach Mike Maloney said. “I’m proud of that.”

With the victory, Jacobs improves to 2-0 on the season while Johnsburg falls to 0-2. Jacobs travels to Grayslake North next week while Woodstock North faces the Skyhawks.

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