The Woodstock High School Blue Streaks moved to 3-0 in the season when they defeated the Marengo Indians 14-7 Sept. 8 at Larry Dale Field.
“The win was an overall team effort,” said head coach Tommy Thompson. “With [starting quarterback] Tanner Heidtke out, Carl Anderson really stepped up.”
The Streaks scored first with a pass from Anderson to David Shinherr late in the first quarter.
In the second quarter the Streaks recovered an Indian fumble, opening up the opportunity to score again. A touchdown pass by Anderson was called back for pass interference, but a rush by Jacobs made it into the end zone to increase the lead to 14-0.
Late in the second quarter, Marengo missed a field goal attempt, but they capitalized on a Streaks’ fumble with just over two minutes left in the quarter to score a touchdown, bringing the Indians within seven points.
The Streaks held the Indians scoreless into the fourth quarter. An interception by Aidan Jacobs with 12 seconds left, ensured the Streaks’ win.
“We have a lot of things to tighten up, like ball security and penalties,” said Thompson. “We’re going to watch films and get at it tomorrow.”
The game was the first Kishwaukee River Conference match-up of the season. The win gives the Streaks a 1-0 record in KRC play.
“The game was awesome,” said Shinherr. “We were coming off a loss to Marengo last year, and we wanted to come back this year and win, and we executed.”
Sept. 2 the team pulled out a 34-28 overtime win against Mount Vernon. Senior quarterback Tanner Heidtke threw for 102 yards, and Sean Doyle led the team with 86 yards rushing for the victory.
The Streaks will take on the Hornets in Harvard at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.