Woodstock High School won an unexpected home-opener when the Blue Streaks beat Gary West Side 41-6 Aug. 25 at Larry Dale Field.

The nonconference game had been set to take place in Gary, Ind., but it was moved to Woodstock a few days before the contest, making the Streaks’ first game of the season a home-opener.

The Streaks opened quickly with a 21-point first quarter, ending the first half with a 28-0 lead. A seven-point third quarter and a six-point fourth followed for WHS. Gary West Side added six points in the fourth, which was the only quarter the Cougars scored.

For the Streaks, senior quarterback Tanner Heidtke contributed three touchdowns — two of them on the ground — and went six-for-six on passes, totaling 78 yards through the air.

Junior Andrew Adams had four receptions, racking up 69 yards of the team’s 140 total receiving yards. Adams had two catches for touchdowns. Junior David Shinherr and senior Jonathan Simpson each added a rushing touchdown for the Streaks.

Only the varsity team was featured on the night.

The Streaks’ next football game is in Urbana at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, against Mt. Vernon High School. They return to Larry Dale Field for Senior and Parent Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, to take on Marengo.

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