Tigers Crush Geneva Vikings

Carson Grebe, Staff Writer

On Friday, Sept. 13, the Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers dominated the Geneva Vikings 45-3 in their first Dukane Conference matchup of the season.

Junior quarterback Parker Brown got the Tigers on the board with their first offensive possession connecting with junior wide receiver Kaleb Clousing for a 58-yard touchdown. Early in the second quarter, Jack Olsen booted a 30-yard field goal to make the score 10-0. After a Geneva field goal, Brown led the Tigers offense down the field to finish it up with a QB sneak from the 1-yard line to make it 17-3. Late in the second quarter, junior defensive end Jaylen Brown and the Tigers defense blocked a punt in the red zone to set up the offense for an easy touchdown to make the score 24-3 before halftime. In the second half, the Tigers poured on another 21 points and held the Vikings offense to nothing making the final score 45-3.

In the second quarter, Jaylen suffered a brutal leg injury on the 10-yard line. “They ran the ball up the middle and I just came up for the tackle,” said Jaylen. “Then the whole pile toppled me which messed up my hip and ankle.” Jaylen has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain but should be back for the home opener against Batavia.

Only playing the first half because of his injury, Jaylen recorded 6 tackles. “I thought I played pretty well and I’m very proud of our defense’s overall performance,” said Jaylen. 

Only holding the Vikings offense to 3 points, Brown stated that, “ Coach Muhitch and the coaching staff gave us a great scouting report on Geneva and all their tendences which really helped us prepare.”

As the Tigers are now 3-0 they head back to the film room to prepare for another Dukane matchup this week at St. Charles East and are hoping to make another deep playoff run this year.