All posts tagged "Jesse Balluff"
Injuries, JCA juggernaut create perfect storm for 2nd-round elimination JOLIET, ILL.—Even before the Class 5A playoffs began, Kaneland football knew what it could be getting into. After a convincing win over first-round opponent Hampshire last week, Kaneland...
- Posted November 14, 2013
Kaneland ends back-and-forth with strong 2nd half vs. Rochelle KANELAND—After a tight, back-and-forth first half between Kaneland and Rochelle on Friday night in Maple Park, the Northern Illinois Big XII East division opener turned the tide on...
- Posted October 3, 2013
Kaneland (4-0) subdues Streator in inter-divisional game KANELAND—Friday’s result from Peterson Field in Maple Park was a familiar one. But Kaneland football was a different unit against visiting Streator, and will be for the remainder of 2013....
- Posted September 26, 2013
Photo: Nate Dyer (32) had a big night for the Knights, rushing for three touchdowns. Photo by Patti Wilk Sterling can’t counter Kaneland (3-0) balance STERLING, Ill.—Kaneland showed a great crossover move on Friday night, but not...
- Posted September 20, 2013
Photo: The Knights Dylan Nauert carries the ball during the first quarter. Photo by Erik Anderson Knights beat Elmhurst-based namesake in week 2 affair KANELAND—Friday night’s first drive set the tone. Facing an all-new non-conference opponent in...
- Posted September 13, 2013
Coming up big
Photo: Linebacker Cole Carlson contributed an interception during Saturday’s game against Brooks Prep of Chicago. Photo by Patti Wilk Defense makes tide-changing plays in 27-7 win over Brooks KANELAND—Kaneland football’s defense on Saturday night picked up the...
- Posted September 5, 2013
2013 Football Preview: The road black
Photo: Senior quarterback Drew David, here taking the field at last Thursday’s Knights Under the Lights scrimmage, will lead the Knights in 2013. The Knights are looking to move past an early second-round playoff exit in 2012....
- Posted August 29, 2013
KHS fall sports announce awards
Kaneland—The Kaneland High School fall sports programs recently concluded their respective awards nights.
- Posted December 6, 2012
KHS fall athletes earn accolades
Kaneland—A number of Kaneland High School fall athletes were recognized for their performance from throughout the 2012 season.
- Posted November 29, 2012
Last-minute heroics lead to win over Morris, 3rd-straight conference crown Kaneland—It was anyone's ballgame to win.
- Posted October 25, 2012
Kaneland gets best of Sycamore in a rush in Homecoming game KANELAND—There's beauty in simplicity.
- Posted October 19, 2012
No lows at 7-0
Knights take hunt to Foxes in 55-0 win YORKVILLE—Foxes football must have felt like it was in a valley of the same name after the final buzzer sounded on Friday.
- Posted October 11, 2012
KANELAND—Fellow Northern Illinois Big XII (NIB-12) schools must be shaking their collective heads when it comes to the prospect of facing Kaneland football.
- Posted October 4, 2012
Roast of Rochelle
Knights’ passing attack works with defense in 34-6 win at Rochelle ROCHELLE—Knights football is making road quests feel like home. That's how good they've been playing.
- Posted September 28, 2012
KHS serves up the usual
Rushing, D just the combination for 41-0 win at Streator STREATOR, Ill.—You'll have to excuse the Kaneland Knights' football squad for being defensive.
- Posted September 20, 2012
Kaneland dominates on both sides of ball in 42-0 rout of Sterling KANELAND—Kaneland and Sterling's football programs have had two highly anticipated and dramatic meetings in the last seven seasons.
- Posted September 13, 2012
Football Preview: Kaneland’s Got Talent
Knights’ football feels good about what 2012 holds KANELAND—For the second straight season, Kaneland football endured a heart-pounding postseason journey.
- Posted August 23, 2012
Kaneland High School Honor Roll
High and regular honor rolls announced.
- Posted March 2, 2012
Semifinal sting: Montini edges KHS, 35-31
KANELAND—Sequels can be more entertaining and gripping than the original, but for Kaneland football and its fans, the ending to this particular drama was still hard to take.
- Posted November 23, 2011
Road warriors: Knights (12-0) take 20-14 quarterfinal at Hubs’ home
Montini Catholic provides second straight semi challenge ROCHELLE—Kaneland football has dealt with Northern Illinois Big XII rival Rochelle quite successfully in recent years.
- Posted November 17, 2011
Late TD waved off, 11-0 Knights beat St. Francis, 31-28 KANELAND—There exists a song by Ringo Starr entitled “It Don’t Come Easy.” While Starr was part of a group that forever changed the face of music, the Liverpool lad...
- Posted November 10, 2011
Knights emerge with 51-45 victory in round one
KHS has date with St. Francis Spartans in second round KANELAND—On the surface, it wouldn’t seem like a Class 5A No. 16 seed like the Belvidere Bucs would make any kind of a splash in the first-round matchup...
- Posted November 3, 2011
Opportunity knocks for Kaneland
35-21 win at Sycamore leads to Week Nine showdown at Morris SYCAMORE—For the second time in three weeks, Kaneland football had to dig deep for a double-digit comeback.
- Posted October 20, 2011
Knights knock Foxes
Buschbacher sees plenty of end-zone in 45-7 win over YHS KANELAND—One would have to wonder how the Knights gridiron collection would respond, a week after an emotionally satisfying comeback win at DeKalb, and it being the last regular...
- Posted October 13, 2011
Knights overcome 17-point second-half deficit in Barb-land DEKALB, Ill.—DeKalb Barbs football, as exhibited by the first playoff run since 1989 a season ago, is much improved.
- Posted October 6, 2011
All cylinders firing
Regular season win streak at 15 with 35-14 win over Hubs KANELAND—Knights football was the recipient of heavy contributions from sophomore quarterback Drew David, saw steady ground gains from Jesse Balluff, and was helped out through the air...
- Posted September 29, 2011
KHS football unloads offense on Cavs
4-0 Knights see everyone get in on the act in 56-14 win LASALLE, Ill.—The phrase “It was that kind of night,” could carry good or bad connonations.
- Posted September 22, 2011
Kaneland Knights drill Dixon, 59-14
Kaneland improves to 3-0 with offensive explosion DIXON—At his most popular, the 40th President of the United States put forth a picture of optimism.
- Posted September 15, 2011
Knights start long weekend with win over Huntley
KANELAND—It seemed like every time Huntley came up with a big play in Maple Park on a humid Friday night, KHS was there to answer.
- Posted September 8, 2011
Impressive: Knights football begins ‘11 with win
KANELAND—In a usual school setting, a person described as a handful isn’t an ideal description. In Kaneland High School football’s case, the Knights couldn’t be happier.
- Posted September 1, 2011
the Knights ahead: Kaneland looks to reach similar heights from a year ago
Photo: Knights football works on getting back to the playoff promised land at the high school. A year ago the Knights had their best season since 1998. Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Kaneland Knights football achieved such great heights...
- Posted August 18, 2011
KHS spring sports awards put fitting cap on 2010-11
KANELAND—Coming a little later due to the storybook run of Kaneland baseball, KHS released its spring sports awards for 2010-11, highlighting a successful first step into Northern Illinois Big XII play.
- Posted June 23, 2011