Kaneland (4-1, 3-0) vs. Glenbard South (3-2, 2-1) 7:30 p.m. at Peterson Field
This Friday when the Knights host the Glenbard South Raiders for the last
time for the foreseeable future, Kaneland will try to party like its 2006.
That was the last time Kaneland got the best of its Glen Ellyn rivals in a
56-13 rout. Glenbard South would go on to a 3-6 finish, while Kaneland would
win 11 of its 13 contests that season, Joe Thorgesen’s final year as head
coach. Glenbard South beat the Knights the next year, 47-28 in Maple Park
and also earned a 47-31 win in 2008.
While Kaneland can boast a capable QB in Joe Camaliere, Glenbard South has
an accomplished signal-caller in Trace Wanless. The senior has rushed for
six touchdowns to the Raiders’ benefit this season, and keyed Friday’s 21-14
win over Dekalb with 84 yards on the ground and two TD’s.
While the spread offense and clutch play has been the focus for Knights
football thus far in 2009, the defense has done its share. Starting with a
shutout vs. Burlington Central, the Kaneland defense has surrendered just 60
points through five contests for an average of 12 points a game. The highest
total given up was 17, against both Huntley and Batavia. Glenbard South was
rolled for 49 points in the season opener against Glenbard West.
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