By Staff Writer Jennifer Fortman
Friday night, the Naperville North Huskies (1-0) captured a home victory over the Neuqua Valley Wildcats (0-1). Despite heavy rains and senior running back Leon Hardy’s pre-season injury, the Huskies played well against the Wildcats.
Both teams played heavy defense on Friday, and both struggled to score as a result. Senior safety David Pinkerton has positive thoughts about his team’s performance, but he also acknowledged their faults on the field.
“It feels great to finally beat Neuqua for the first time in a couple of years,” Pinkerton said. “It’s great to play as a team and get the win. But we need to cut out all the penalties. We had a lot of unnecessary penalties that really set us back.”
In the first half, the Huskies came out on top, leading the Wildcats 7-0 with a touchdown at 4:40 in the first quarter. That was the only touchdown to be scored all half. Quickly after the touchdown, a huge rainstorm fell over the stadium and poured on the crowd.