Jack Deichl stars for Libertyville
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: September 15, 2012 1:51AM
GURNEE — 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 Lake football game.
Deichl hooked up with Austin Williams (7 catches, 102 yards) for scoring plays of eight, nine 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 a 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 in Warren territory.
From there, Brian Swift scored to give Libertyville the lead for good at 28-21.
Warren responded with a 28-yard field goal by 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 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 for 125 yards.
Pick up your local Pioneer Press newspaper on Sept. 20 to read more about the Libertyville football team.