Daily Herald: Batavia tops South Elgin in battle of unbeatens

South Elgin's Jaron Wells is brought down by Batavia's Quin Urwiler Friday in Batavia. John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.com

Something had to give when high-powered South Elgin traveled to stingy Batavia Friday night — and not just because both teams entered with perfect 6-0 records.

The Storm can put points on the board with the best of them, averaging 40 a game. Batavia excels at stopping its opponents from scoring, allowing just 3 points per game with 4 shutouts in 6 games.

Defense won out on a wet night at Bulldog Stadium. Batavia held the Storm to 11 first downs and 152 yards of offense in a 10-7 Upstate Eight Conference crossover victory.

“I feel we have a championship-caliber defense, week in and week out,” Batavia coach Dennis Piron said. “It’s very hard to score on us.”

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