Max Howser found Matt Kuczaj for a late 64-yard touchdown pass, and Wheaton North overcame a fourth-quarter pick six to beat Geneva 20-13 to give Falcons’ head coach Joe Wardynski his 100th career win.
Jaden Harmon stopped a potential scoring threat with an interception in the end zone, and St. Charles North rode a stout defense, the hard running of Drew Surges and Ethan Plumb’s 65-yard TD pass to Zachary Priami past Glenbard North 14-7 to the North Stars’ seventh straight win.
Tyler Jansey scored two of his three touchdowns in the third quarter, and Batavia broke open a one-score game at halftime to beat St. Charles East 41-14 to clinch the Bulldogs’ 13th straight playoff appearance.
Griffin Kohlhoff’s 18-yard field goal sent Burlington Central to a 10-7 win over Cary-Grove on Friday in overtime. The victory sets up a win-and-in scenario for the Rockets in Week 9. C-G, meanwhile, will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003.
St. Francis scored on its first two possessions Friday, and Joey Ayala and the Spartans’ defense swarmed to stop an inspired Riverside-Brookfield effort as St. Francis secured the Metro Suburban Red title with a 35-14 win.