Naperville Now 08-27-18

Apartment Fire
Three people were taken to Edward Hospital after an apartment fire yesterday morning. The Naperville Fire Department was dispatched at 8:25 a.m. to an apartment unit located on the 700 Block of Benedetti Drive. All residents from the building were able to evacuate from the structure prior to the arrival of fire companies. Two patients and one firefighter were evaluated and transported to the hospital. Multiple fire departments from the area assisted on the scene. The building was deemed uninhabitable by T.E.D and fire investigators are currently on the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

 

Lemonade for Homeless

If you swung by the Knoch Knolls neighborhood this weekend you may have grabbed a cold drink to support a good cause. 12-year-old Aidan Simler and his friends held their fifth annual lemonade stand to support DuPagePads and raise money for the nonprofit’s Run4Home event in September. Aidan first got the idea when his grandmother, Carol Simler, who is the President and CEO of the nonprofit, told him about her work there. In their few hours curbside, selling ice-cold lemonade and brownies, and taking donations, they raised a total of $1,300.

 

Football Season Begins

The first week of high school football is in the books. Friday night, Neuqua Valley started the season off with the first win over Glenbard North in program history. The Wildcats and running back Will Chevalier ran all over the Panthers by a score of 27 to 6.

Metea Valley’s defense kept Wheaton Warrenville South out of the end zone but not out of the record books. Tigers kicker Jake Olsen made an IHSA record 8 field goals as Wheaton South defeated the Mustangs 26-0.

Naperville North got off to a rocky start against Simeon, falling behind 30-0 at halftime. But the Huskies fought back, scoring three unanswered touchdowns in the second half. The comeback fell a little short, as the Wolverines hung on to win 30 to 20.

Waubonsie Valley travelled to Oak Park River Forest in what turned out to be a back and forth battle. The difference in the end was a pair of touchdown passes from Jack Drow to wide receiver Julian Cain, as the Warriors start the season in the win column, 24-17.

On Saturday, Benet Academy and St. Laurence had the unique experience of playing at Northern Illinois University. The Redwings enjoyed the big stage, dominating both sides of the ball en route to a 27-10 win to start their season.

In the wildest game of the weekend, Naperville Central hosted Hinsdale Central. The Redhawks took a three-touchdown lead, thanks to huge games from quarterback Payton Thorne and wide out Cade McDonald. But the Red Devils blocked a Naperville Central punt late in the fourth quarter and returned it for a touchdown and a 35-34 lead. That would be the final score as Naperville Central’s last minute drive ended with a fumble just outside the Hinsdale Central ten-yard line.

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