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Neuqua Valley's Jeff Evak (2) stumbles into the end zone for a touchdown over Naperville Central's Kevin Nowak (26), on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville IL. | Terence Guider-Shaw~For Sun-Times Media
Neuqua Valley senior quarterback Dylan Andrew completed 11 of 16 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns, and Joey Rhattigan ran 28 times for 265 yards and three touchdowns.
With game tied 7-7 late in the first quarter, Neuqua Valley (2-0) embarked on 12-play, 84-yard drive to take the lead for good at 14-7. Andrew had four double-digit completions on third down during the drive, capped by 23-yard scoring pass to Jeff Evak.
“It was definitely a big drive for us. It was a big turning point in the game. We got a lot of momentum out of it.” — Andrew
Neuqua Valley defeats Naperville North and Naperville Central in the same season for the first time in school history en route to securing the program’s first-ever 2-0 start. Naperville Central drops to 0-2 for the first time since 2006. Jimmy Nashert had both a receiving touchdown and punt return for score for Naperville Central, while Nick Thomas added two rushing touchdowns.