GS Comes From Behind to Beat Batavia
November 2, 2009Glenbard South High School
Glenbard South comes from behind to down Batavia
Week 1 of the conference schedule is too early for must-win games, even if that's what it felt like for Glenbard South leaving Batavia with a 19-16 come-from-behind victory Friday night.
"To start out the conference season 0-1 would have been a tough thing to overcome, especially when you start out Batavia-Geneva," said Glenbard South coach Dan Starkey, whose Raiders host the defending Western Sun Conference champ Vikings next week.
Yet, 0-1 is just where the Raiders were headed after Batavia's smash-mouth second half had put the Bulldogs ahead 16-13 in the fourth quarter, and a 49-yard punt by Ben Allison pinned the Raiders at their own 17.
Senior quarterback Trace Wanless, who threw for 208 yards and ran for another 73 and 2 touchdowns, led Glenbard South on the game-winning drive. After a 75-yard touchdown pass to Connor Douglas was called back on a holding penalty, Wanless found Douglas again for a 48-yard gain, with 15 yards tacked on for a horse collar tackle that Batavia coaches didn't agree with.
John Hentges converted a 4th-and-1 at Batavia's 12-yard-line, setting up Douglas and a 6-yard sweep into the end zone with 1:27 remaining that gave Glenbard South (2-1, 1-0) a 19-16 lead.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE...