WHS Football- NWI Times
August 30, 2010Wheeler High School
WHEATFIELD | The Wheeler air show was in full effect Friday night.
Bearcat quarterback Sam O'Shea threw for 230 yards and five touchdowns. Wheeler receiver Mitchell Stevenson caught four of those scores and logged 182 yards.
That was in the first half.
After the second-half curtain call, the Bearcats came away with a 55-0 win over Kankakee Valley.
O'Shea threw for 349 yards and seven touchdowns in all, marking his second stellar outing in as many weeks.
"Sam is really finding his accuracy and really coming into his own," Wheeler coach Dan Klimczak said. "He held his poise, and he looked good under pressure."
O'Shea's other favorite target, junior receiver Robert Hurd, also had an outstanding night. He had 165 yards receiving and three touchdowns while running for 84 yards.
Klimczak said he was happy to see O'Shea clicking with the two talented wideouts.
"They're a great 1-2 punch," Klimczak said of Hurd and Stevenson. "Robert is a difficult matchup. ... Mitchell is tall and physical, and he creates a lot of problem for the defense as well."
Kankakee Valley was without the services of starting running back Dylan Patrick, who separated his shoulder last week against Rensselaer and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
"Dylan is a workhorse," Klimczak said. "He's not only a great athlete, but he's a great person. Losing somebody like that really affects (Kankakee Valley)."
Kougar senior running back Bobby Hearod had a solid game starting in Patrick's place, rushing for 93 yards.