Football: Fresh-Soph Hubs score win over Byron

Freshman Reece Harris brings down the Byron quarterback during the Rochelle Hub fresh-soph football game against the Tigers on Friday, Sept. 16. (Photo by Robin Rethwill)

Villalobos runs for two touchdowns in 22-6 victory

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Hub fresh-soph football team earned a hard-fought win against Byron on Friday, Sept. 16. Rochelle took the early lead and held off the Tigers late to record a 22-6 victory and move to 4-0 on the season.

Freshman Roman Villalobos rushed for two touchdowns in the win, reaching the endzone from 16 yards out and 3 yards out. Sophomore Ethan Goodwin added a 3-yard touchdown run, while freshman Brode Metzger finished with seven tackles including two tackles for loss.

Freshman Gavin Neale rushed for 63 yards and had five tackles on defense in the game. Sophomore Brandyn Metzger compiled six tackles for the Hubs, who play a JV game at Sycamore on Monday.