Naperville Now 10-02-17

October 2, 2017
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5th Avenue Development:

The Naperville City Council is considering taking a step forward in the 5th Avenue Development process. Tomorrow night the group will vote on whether to authorize Ryan Companies to move forward with a community engagement plan to take opinions on what to do with the 13-acre area. The development has met opposition from some community members who say public opinion was not considered in the process of choosing a developer. Several residents are requesting that a neutral third party be the one to take input from the community. The city council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal center.

Cheer With A Peer:

The Neuqua Valley Cheerleading squad hosted “Cheer with a Peer” on Friday night at the football game against Naperville North. The event allowed students with special needs to join the team on the sideline for the first half of the football game to participate in cheers. Senior Adreanne Nelson organized the first of its kind event, which the team hopes to continue.

High School Football Wrap:  

Week 6 of high school football saw several games come down to the final moments.

Neuqua Valley raced out to a sizable lead over Naperville North, but the Huskies got a touchdown from Drake Davis to Nick Calcagno late in the 4th to cut the lead to 3. But the Wildcats recovered the onside kick and held on for the 31-28 win.

Waubonsie Valley’s offense was rolling all night, thanks to five touchdowns from quarterback Tanner Westwood. But Wheaton Warrenville South had a chance to win, down just three with 30 seconds left. The Warriors defense stepped up when it counted, forcing and recovering a fumble at the goal line. Waubonsie moves to 3 and 3 after escaping with a 35-32 victory.

Naperville Central hosted Indiana power St. Edwards and received a monster game from Jayden Reed. The receiver had 198 yards and two touchdowns in the game. But in the end, St. Ed’s had too much offense, running for 281 yards as a team, and completed the comeback to hand Central its first loss, 34-24.

Benet Academy scored seven touchdowns; all of them via the run, rolling to a 49-13 conference win over Marian Catholic.

Metea Valley lost starting quarterback Garrett Despot 2 minutes into the game to a shoulder injury and never recovered. Lake Park shut out the Mustangs 41-0.