Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers Defeat Geneva Vikings 45-3

Brian Guerin, Staff Writer

 

Wheaton Warrenville South bested Geneva Friday, winning at Geneva to improve to 3-0 on the season. The game featured strong performances on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball for Wheaton Warrenville South. 

 

The Tigers struck first, with quarterback Parker Brown connecting with receiver Kaleb Clousing for a 58-yard touchdown on Wheaton Warrenville South’s first offensive possession. South’s defense led the way in the first quarter, as linebacker Will Cassin and cornerback Danny Healy both reeled in interceptions. 

 

Jimmy Muff, starting safety and the defensive MVP in the game against Lockport, credits Will Cassin’s interception as a critical moment in the game: “The early interception by Will Cassin gave us a lot of momentum and gave us the confidence to play well on defense.” 

 

Jack Olsen then hit a field goal to help the Tigers take a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. 

 

Geneva senior Jonah Hays responded with a field goal to put the Vikings on the board 10-3. However, a long run by senior running back Jake Arthurs set the Tigers up for another score, this time on a quarterback sneak from Brown, extending the Tigers’ lead to 14 points. 

 

The Tiger defense then blocked a Geneva punt in the red zone, leading to a Tiger touchdown on a pass from Brown to Arthurs to make it 24-3. Arthurs ended the contest with 102 rushing yards. 

 

The third quarter started with a 79-yard kick return by Arthurs. Prince Lankah capitalized on the return with a goal line touchdown. Lankah added another rushing touchdown in the fourth to put the Tigers ahead 38-3. The senior running back finished with 72 rushing yards and two touchdowns. 

 

Derek Almada’s 33-yard score sealed the 42-point win for the Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers. 

 

The Geneva Vikings will play against Saint Charles North at Saint Charles. 

 

The Tigers look ahead to an away matchup against Saint Charles East. “It feels good to be 3-0,” said Muff. “But we know the schedule is going to get tougher and we have to be ready.”