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Naperville North quarterback Johnny Brown throws a pass against Wheaton North in Naperville on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. | Mike Mantucca ~ For Sun-Times Media
Senior quarterback John Peltz completed 12 of 20 passes for 228 yards and two scores, while also grabbing a one-yard touchdown reception from junior Clayton Thorson.
With the game scoreless late in the first quarter, Thorson took over at quarterback and proceeded to lead the Falcons down the field on nine plays, traveling 53 yards, for a touchdown — the game’s only scoring in the first half. Thorson completed all five of his passes on the drive, which ended with the touchdown pass to Peltz.
“We were in the locker room. We were saying, ‘We have to come out and score our first drive’ because this was the most important job.” — Peltz on the Falcons’ seven-play, 92-yard scoring drive to start the second half
Thorson had five catches for 121 yards and a touchdown for Wheaton North (3-0, 1-0 DuPage Valley). Justin Williams had 26-yard touchdown reception for Naperville North (1-2, 0-1 DuPage Valley) in fourth quarter on a drive set up by a blocked punt from Kevin Nalefski.