Updated: September 1, 2012 3:18AM
The Jacobs Golden Eagles put on a fireworks show Friday night, defeating the Johnsburg Skyhawks 41-7.
Jacobs quarterback Bret Mooney fired three touchdown passes for 259 yards, while running back Steven Varela rumbled for two touchdowns and 49 yards.
“We put forth a great effort, I’m very proud of this team,” Jacobs head coach Bill Mitz said. “It was just a very good overall effort.”
The Golden Eagles came out firing, scoring three consecutive touchdowns on their first three drives. Johnsburg failed to convert a third down through the first half.
Varela added 80 receiving yards and a touchdown to his stat sheet — amassing 129 all-purpose yards. Running back Greg Sidor also found the end zone twice, one through the air and one on the ground.
“It starts with the guys up front,” Varela said. “If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have gotten rolling like we did.”
Jacobs closed out the first half by scoring five touchdowns in the first eight possessions. Johnsburg finally got on the board with 8:29 left in the third after an 8-yard touchdown run by Christian Nugent.
“We kept our composure,” said Johnsburg head coach Mike Maloney. “I’m proud of that.”
With the victory, Jacobs improves to 2-0 on the season while Johnsburg falls to 0-2. Jacobs travels to Grayslake North next week while Woodstock North faces the Skyhawks.