Naperville Central football

The Naperville Central Redhawks put a tight grip at the start of Friday’s game and never let go resulting in a 27-0 victory over host Waubonsie Valley in the DuPage Valley Conference opener for both teams.

Nate Blezewski kicked a game-tying 48-yard field goal with under a second left in regulation. Then fellow senior Kevin Holland hauled in a 9-yard touchdown pass from Drew Gallagher in overtime. The Porter defense held and they emerged with a 31-24 victory.