Kaneland vs. Batavia football preview
Kaneland (3-1, 2-0) vs. Batavia (1-3, 0-2) 7:30 p.m. at Peterson Field
Kaneland might be getting Batavia coming into hostile territory at the right
time. The Bulldogs, under coach Mike Gaspari, come to Peterson Field having
just suffered a 30-6 loss to the Rochelle Hubs. Kaneland had bested Rochelle
on Sept. 11 in a 33-12 affair. Batavia graduated much of their core from
last year’s team, including QB Jordan Coffey and RB Bai Kabba.
Batavia is led by QB Noel Gaspari, who was 6-for-19 for 103 yards against
the Hubs. Meanwhile, Kaneland signal-caller Joe Camaliere made things happen
with his arm (3 TD throws) and his feet (65 yards rushing) against host
Last year’s meeting in Batavia saw the Bulldogs conquer the Knights, 31-21.
The setback brought Kaneland’s mark down to 3-2 (2-1 WSC), with KHS going
2-2 the rest of the way in the regular season. Camaliere hit Pat Fleming for
a 31-yard score just 1:44 into the game.
Knights WR Quinn Buschbacher not only had two touchdowns in last week’s win,
but also recovered a Ryley Bailey fumble with under two minutes left in the
game to preserve Kaneland’s clock-chomping drive that ended the game. The 5′ 9″
sophomore caught three passes for 114 yards on the evening.
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