Genoa-Kingston holds off North Boone to stay perfect

Ethan Wilnau scored two touchdowns for the second straight week and added an interception as the Genoa-Kingston football team won at North Boone, 28-14, on Friday.

“He stepped up big for us when the opportunity came,” coach Cam Davekos said. “I just think he runs the ball and his vision is incredible. He sees the field well. And his speed definitely helps when you add that with his vision. He’s just playing at a high level right now.”

Nolan Perry ripped off a 55-yard touchdown run to give the Cogs their first lead late in the second quarter, then Ethan Wilnau extended the lead with a 44-yard TD dash early in the third.

Wilnau ripped off another long scoring run later in the third from 62 yards out to put G-K up, 21-6. Chase Engel scored the fourth and final touchdown for the Cogs on the second play of the fourth from 4 yards out.

The Cogs also held North Boone (1-2) quarterback Chandler Alderman in check. In addition to picks by Wilnau and Brody Engel - Engel’s stalled a potential comeback drive - he completed just 15 of his 36 attempts for 220 yards.

“We came in with a bend but don’t break mentality,” Davekos said. “We wanted to keep them in front of us. We knew they’d get chunks of yardage but we also knew if we stuck to our gameplan and keep their playmakers contained when it counted the most we’d be fine. And we did well with that last night.”

The Cogs will be on the road again next week as they travel to Byron to take on the Tigers. Both teams enter the game 3-0 with the Cogs’ winning the matchup last season.

Eddie Carifio

Eddie Carifio

Has been the sports editor in DeKalb since 2014.