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Naperville Now 09-25-17

Rail Safety Week:

This week is Rail Safety Week, and the Naperville Police Department is joining agencies around the state in an education and enforcement campaign to remind the public about how to stay safe around trains and train tracks. There will be enforcement details out at crossings and stations throughout Naperville to cite those disobeying the law. Last year Illinois ranked 2nd in the nation in vehicle collision fatalities and 7th in trespasser fatalities.

Donations Needed:

Donations are needed for a community yard sale benefitting pediatric cancer research. Naperville North High School’s National Honor Society and DECA are organizing the event for the second year in a row to benefit the Swifty Foundation, created in honor of Michael Gustafson, a Naperville North student who died from pediatric cancer in 2013. Items can be dropped off at Naperville North through October 5th, and the sale will take place the 6th and 7th.

Football Wrap-Up:

We’re halfway through the high school football season and the conference standings are starting to take shape. At the Eola Bowl at Metea Valley, both the Mustangs and Waubonsie Valley fans wore gold for pediatric cancer awareness, but it was green and gold that came out on top. The Warriors got two touchdowns from Tanner Westwood to Chuck Robinson and hung on for a 27-19 win.

Naperville Central fell behind early to Wheaton Warrenville South, but running back AJ Deinhart ran for two scores as the Redhawks outlasted the Tigers 35-17 to stay a perfect 5 and 0 on the season. Due to conference re-alignment, the 107th meeting between the two teams may be the final one for the foreseeable future.

Naperville North also hoped to stay perfect at Glenbard North, but the host Panthers used a stout defense and strong running attack to take a three score lead. Drake Davis ran in a touchdown late in the 4th for the Huskies, but it was not enough. Glenbard North hung on for the 20 to 7 win.

Neuqua Valley hosted Thornwood in a non-conference clash and this one was all Wildcats from the start. Jake Eskoff threw four touchdowns along with 240 yards, all in the first half. Neuqua moves to 4 and 1 on the year thanks to the 41 to 8 victory.

Benet Academy travelled to conference leader Nazareth Academy. The Redwings grabbed a first half lead thanks to a Connor Burke fumble recovery for a touchdown. But the Roadrunners took control in the 2nd half, getting several long touchdown runs and shutting down the Benet offense. Nazareth stays undefeated after a 24-14 win, while Benet falls to 3 and 2.




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