Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton football team dropped its first game of the season, in a 28-6 loss to North Central. Wheaton is now 8-1 on the season and 5-1 in the CCIW. North Central, is now 9-0 overall and 6-0 in league play to secure a share of the CCIW Championship.Wheaton will close out the regular season next Saturday at Millikin in a 1 PM kickoff.
The Cardinals scored two first-quarter touchdowns on nine and 19 yard passes to take a 14-0 lead. Wheaton reached the scoreboard with 12:01 remaining in the second quarter when Scott Roche kicked a 39-yard field goal to cut the Cardinals' lead to 14-3. North Central's Nick Kukuc scored on a 20-yard run with 6:28 left in the second quarter to give the guests a 21-3 lead they would hold at halftime.