Friday night’s game between Batavia and Geneva High School brought charity, competition and community together to a sold out crowd! To honor former player, Joey Burger , Batavia sold t-shirts to raise money for “Joey’s Hope”, a charity for helping families of childhood cancer. This was also Youth Sports night as well, as the community youth players were introduced and led the teams onto the field.


Luke Golson


Colin Holden


Colin has a 4.375 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and has taken 15 AP or Honors courses to date at BHS, with an “A” in all classes. He is ranked #1 in the senior class and is a part of the National Science Honor Society, National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society. Colin also completed Eagle Scout requirements, ASP mission trips and a National Merit semi-finalist.
Noah Davidson


Noah has competed in 3 sports while holding a 4.39 GPA. He is a member of the math team, engineering club and orchestra. He is also involved in the National Honor Society and English Honor Society at Geneva High School. Noah plans on playing at the college level and pursuing a degree in software engineering.


Steve Bailey


Steve graduated from BHS in 1999 and is a volunteer coach. Steve is currently a patrol officer, the primary offensive communicator and has done extensive work for the football program in the areas of video, film analysis and teams breakdowns. Steve and his family have been heavily involved with the Batavia Access Toy Drive, and have been a part of the Bulldog tradition for decades.
Derek Swanson


Derek is currently an assistant varsity football coach for Geneva High School. He attended GHS from 1982-1986 where he was the captain of the football and track team his senior year. Derek attended Western Illinois University where he played football and was an Academic All-American. Derek lives in Geneva and is the owner of D. Swanson Sales and Installations.


Geneva went into the game as the underdog this year with a disappointing start to their season. Batavia proved their standing as they scored early in the first quarter, and continued their lead in the first half with two more touchdowns and a two-point conversion, making the score 21-0 at the half. With only three minutes to go in the game, Geneva scores their first touchdown and the game ends with a 21-7 score, Batavia over Geneva.