Fort Leads North to Victory Against Auburn


Nikolaus Bohlman, Reporter/Editor

On Friday, September 30th, the Belvidere North football team took on the Auburn knights in a week 6 showdown. North came into the game with an undefeated record and was looking to continue that streak to improve to their sixth win in a row to be the first team in North’s history to win their first six games. Auburn had a lot to prove coming into this game against North with a record of just one win to their four losses. North started the game hot starting off with two early rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. In the second quarter the Knights bounced back with two touchdowns of their own, but they failed on both two point conversions. The game went into the half with a score of 14-12 favoring North.

In the third quarter north pushes the pedal to the floor and scores 14 points to Auburn’s zero extending their lead to 28-12. In the fourth quarter Auburn fights back with a touchdown but fails another two point conversion keeping them behind by 10. Later in the fourth, North scored another touchdown and put themselves up 35-18 heading into the end of regulation. Senior running back Darius Fort rushed for 152 yards and scored three touchdowns in the game, he plans to continue that momentum going into the last few weeks of the regular season.

asked Fort how he felt after the game was over, “ We were excited and pumped up but only wanted to get better from that game so we can be 7-0,” Fort said. Belvidere North improved to a six game win streak for the first time in school history. Fort and North’s football team will look forward to the next week when they take on the Hononegah Indians in the week seven matchup and try to continue their winning streak against the five-win team.