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It didn’t take long for Wheaton North to get on the board in a big way against West Chicago.
In less than two minutes, senior quarterback John Peltz found junior wide receiver Matt Biegalski on a screen for a 48-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead.
By the time the clock rolled down to eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, Wheaton North was up 42-0 en route to a 52-0 DuPage Valley victory.
“It was a great night for us,” Wheaton North head coach Joe Wardynski said. ‘We were able to get a lot of kids playing time tonight, things went our way early on and we felt real comfortable running plays with that second group in there.”
Headlining the night for Wheaton North were quarterbacks Peltz and Clayton Thorson, and senior running back Patrick Sharpe.
Sharpe scored four touchdowns, including a 25-yard reception in the second quarter to put Falcons up 42-0.
Thorson also threw for a touchdown Friday as Wheaton North’s two quarterback system went off without a hitch.
“I think Peltz has probably had a few more snaps than Thorson has so far, but they are both very qualified to be out there,” Wardynski said. “And as long as we have success we are going to continue to go to both.”
Both signal-callers seem to agree with Wardynski.
“We are splitting time right now and it is working really well,” Thorson said. “It’s really fun.”
“All the parts of our team are clicking really well,” Peltz said. “People didn’t think that our offensive line would step up but they have and really done a great job of protecting both of us.
“Everyone wants it, everyone wants it in practice and it’s all just clicking.”