DeKALB – Dre Brown took the handoff from Jack Sauter, and sprinted past the line of scrimmage.
All of a sudden, he was gone, all the way to the end zone, and the Yorkville defense had no shot.
Brown’s 52-yard run put the Barbs up three scores on the Foxes. When the final horn sounded, DeKalb had its second victory of the season after a 47-0 win. The Barbs move to 2-6 and 1-3 in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East with the victory, while the Foxes fall to 3-5 and 0-4 in the conference.
DeKalb’s talented sophomore running back finished the day with 116 yards rushing, all in the first half. Quarterback Jack Sauter got his share of rushing yards as well. On the Barbs’ next drive after Brown’s big run, Sauter broke through the line and had a 70-yard touchdown run of his own.
The junior quarterback finished with 120 yards rushing.
“We looked at alignments, we looked at adjustments, we looked at what we wanted to accomplish,” DeKalb coach Todd Hallaron said. “I think their alignments really fit what we like to do in our blocking scheme. I think we had good matchups up front.”
Sauter had a good day passing as well, going 12 for 14 for 160 yards and two TDs. Sauter completed his first 11 passes.
The Barbs’ offense was rolling all game long, and Yorkville couldn’t do much to stop it. Brown had room to run, Sauter had time to throw and Dylan Hottsmith was able to get open out of the backfield, catching five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. Hottsmith also had an interception on defense, one of two turnovers DeKalb was able to force.
The Barbs will end their season next week at Rochelle after the Hubs lost to Morris, 28-21, Friday night.