Naperville Now 10-09-17

October 9, 2017
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House Fire on Sprucewood Court

A house fire on the 1900 block of Sprucewood Court around 1 yesterday afternoon sent one of the people living in the home to the hospital. Firefighters extinguished the kitchen fire within five minutes, but the home has been declared uninhabitable due to smoke and fire damage. The Naperville Fire Department Fire Investigation team says the cause was ruled accidental.

Ogden Avenue Open House

The City of Naperville is holding an open house to discuss proposed streetscape improvements to the East Ogden Avenue Corridor tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Iroquois Center. Proposed improvements include burying overhead utility lines, upgrading roadway lighting and installing bus shelters.

High School Football

The Crosstown Classic certainly lived up to its name on Friday night. Both Naperville North and Naperville Central held leads throughout the game. The Huskies took a 17-point lead midway through the 4th on Drake Davis’ 4th touchdown pass. Payton Thorne rallied the Redhawks for two late touchdowns, but the final onside kick went out of bounds. Naperville North held on to win the Crosstown 44-41 for the 2nd straight year.

Neuqua Valley hoped to move into first place in the DVC on the road at Wheaton North, but the Falcons running game and defense was too much as Wheaton North moved to 6-1 on the year, shutting out the Wildcats 23-0.

Waubonsie Valley played its final home game of the year against Lincoln Way Central. Trailing 12-0 in the 3rd quarter, the Warriors finally broke through on a long touchdown from Tanner Westwood to Eric Esch, but Waubonsie could not overcome the muddy conditions or the Lincoln Way offense, eventually falling 19 to 7.

Despite some signs of promise from new quarterback Jacob Straub, Metea Valley was shut out by Wheaton Warrenville South to remain winless on the season.

Benet Academy played at Joliet Catholic early Saturday morning after a power outage postponed the game Friday night. The Redwings were not phased by the early start, jumping out to a 14-0 lead. The defense made the lead stand as Benet earned playoff eligibility after the 17-14 road victory.

Former Wildcat Top 10 in Chicago Marathon

And congratulations go out to former Neuqua Valley state cross-country champion Chris Derrick. The former Wildcat star ran his first Chicago Marathon yesterday and made into the top ten. Derrick finished 9th in the Men’s race with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 50 seconds.