WHEATON – The St. Charles North defense held true to the three B's Friday.

Bend, but don't break.

Coming out for the second half down 17-7, it knew the mission. The difficult part, of course, was making the key stops.

"Right from the get-go, the defense was saying 'we're going to shut it out','" North Stars linebacker Ben Furtney said following the dramatic 20-17 win over DuKane Conference foe Wheaton North on Friday. "We had stuff going on offense, it just wasn't finishing. We made the finish. We knew we could [as a team] and got it done."