Deichl stars for Cats
By Mike Madigan Special to The News-Sun September 14, 2012 10:16PM
Warren's Davonte Willcox (25) breaks the tackle of Libertyville's Dan Tropple during a game on Friday. | Joe Shuman~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 16, 2012 6:06AM
Senior quarterback Jack Deichl threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns, leading visiting Libertyville to a 42-24 victory over Warren on Friday in a key North Suburban Conference Lake Division football game.
Deichl hooked up with Austin Williams (7 catches, 102 yards) for scoring plays of 8, 9 and 39 yards.
He also threw a 50-yard TD pass to Connor Simpson (8 catches, 85 yards).
That was enough to erase an early 14-0 deficit, fashioned by Warren’s Devonte Wilcox (48-yard TD run) and Adam Reuss (25-yard run).
Reuss finished 20-of-27 for 211 yards and one score.
The game turned in the third quarter.
After Deichl’s nine-yard TD pass to Williams made it a 21-20 game, Warren botched a punt that set up the Wildcats at the Warren.
From there, Brian Swift scored to give Libertyville the lead for good at 28-21.
Warren responded with a 28-yard field goal Matt Maffong, which made 28-24.
But that was it for Warren.
Meanwhile, Deichl threw a 39-yard TD pass to Wiliiams with 6:17 left in the fourth quarter to make it 35-24, and capped his big night with his own scoring run with 3;45 to go.
Deichl finished 24-of-34 passing for 301 yards, and two picks to go along with the four scores.
“It’s the third game out of four that we’ve fallen behind early,” noted first-year Libertyville coach Mike Jones. “I like the character we’ve shown in being able to pull out two of the three.
“The difference in the second half,” he added, “was we tackled much better and you could see the confidence in our offense increasing as the game went on.”
Warren’s Wilcox finished with 16 carries f or 125 yards and the one TD.