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Football

Aurora Christian football wins big, remains on cruise control

AURORA – Homecoming brought the best out of the Aurora Christian football team, as the Eagles continued their early season dominance Friday with a 52-14 Suburban Christian Conference crossover win against Wheaton Academy.

Through four games this year, the Eagles have outscored their opponents 233- 21.

“A lot of people say you’re beating teams bad, but what are you going to do about next week,” said Aurora Christian coach Don Beebe, whose team steps up in class significantly against St. Francis. “I guess we will find out. We might be winning big, but we are playing good football.”

The Eagles’ offense came out firing with their first score of the game coming with 10:31 left in the first quarter with a touchdown throw of 44 yards from quarterback Austin Bray to Brandon Walgren to make the score 7-0. Bray then led the Eagles down the field and hooked up with Noah Roberts with a 2-yard touchdown pass with 8:37 in the first quarter to make the lead 14-0.

“We work really well together and our chemistry showed today,” Bray said. “We [looked good] offensively and we were able to move the ball.”

The Eagles’ special teams also were involved in two big plays, one turned in by Roberts, who returned a punt in first quarter with 6:54 left to make the score 21-0 Eagles. Trevor Hills set a school record with a 45-yard field goal in the second half to help seal the victory.

Hills started his high school career at Wheaton Academy.

“I wanted Trevor to kick against his old school and I wanted him to get the all-time record,” Beebe said.

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