West Aurora defense dominates West Chicago on the gridiron
Practice nearly made perfect for the West Aurora defense in their 54-0 win over West Chicago in the Upstate Eight.
“We’ve been doing a lot of deep ball drills, making sure nobody is behind us,” Blackhawks defensive back Michael Reed told the Chicago Tribune. “I wasn’t going to let that happen. We played a great game.”
The Blackhawks bagged three interceptions overall against West Chicago, with senior linebacker Anthony Hunt running one back 20 yards for a score. Reed added a couple of broken up passes, including one at the 10-yard line, thwarting West Chicago’s lone scoring threat.
Defensive back Davaris Cheeks also starred for West Aurora (2-0, 2-0) with a pair of interceptions and a sack, bolstering a West Aurora offense that received touchdown runs of 50 and 17 yards from Hezekiah Salter.
In all, West Aurora held West Chicago (0-2, 0-2) to just 110 offensive yards.
“We prepared really well for this game,” Cheeks told the Tribune. “We knew their routes and practiced against them. I was just playing my role and made sure I played the ball right.”
The outing was just a sign of things to come for the Blackhawks, Reed said.
“We’re going to do some big things this year,” he said. “We’re going to make it happen. Everybody’s going to make some plays.”