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NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - Nimz’s TD pass & Alex Carrillo’s interception in season-ending win point to promising future for rising VU
By DAVE MELTON
It’s been almost three years since Valparaiso University quarterback Ben Nimz arrived on campus.
And the 6-foot-5, 205-pound redshirt sophomore believes there’s something different about VU’s program these days.
“It just feels like we should be winning, and this is another step,” he said. “We’re going to keep getting better and move on from here. We’re confident in ourselves, that they have to beat us. That’s the mindset we have going into games now.”
Results like VU’s win Saturday are the ones driving this newfound belief.
VU (4-2) completed its abbreviated season with a thrilling 20-19 Pioneer Football League win against San Diego at Brown Field.READ FULL STORY
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - Late touchdown lifts Valparaiso to first win over San Diego since 2003
Apr 17, 2021
VALPARAISO — Braden Contreras never had a doubt that he caught the football.
Valparaiso quarterback Ben Nimz believed his receiver, seeing a foot land in bounds on a fade to the corner of the end zone late in Saturday’s season finale against San Diego. Second-year coach Landon Fox was on the other side of the field without a good vantage point, so he started planning the next play.
Four agonizingly long seconds passed as Contreras pled his case to the officials. Finally, two arms went in the air and Brown Field exploded. When San Diego’s final heave was intercepted less than a minute later, the Victory Bell ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Scouting Week 5 football in DuPage County (20210415)
By Bob Narang
Daily Herald Correspondent
Glenbard West (2-0, 1-0) at Hinsdale Central (4-0, 4-0) When: Friday, 7 p.m.
2019 result: Glenbard West 20, Hinsdale Central 17.
Outlook: This should be one of the best games of the season. The Hilltoppers enter with a slight disadvantage with only two games under their belts compared to Hinsdale Central's four games. The Red Devils can spread the ball and attack the Hilltoppers' stout defense from a number of ways, from quarterback Michael Brescia's running to a plethora of a talented receivers. Establishing the ground attack is a good way to slow down Glenbard West's talented group of running ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Student athlete profile (20210414)
By Pamela Lannom
Name: Luke Gatewood
When did you first start playing football?
My freshman year. Coach (Tom) Dodd, the freshman coach, recruited me and a bunch of others guys on the team called me out. I've loved it ever since.
What do you enjoy most about the sport?
We have a family built at Hinsdale Central. All the guys, we have mutual respect for each other. The hard work that goes into the game is something I've grown to love over the past four years.
How has it felt to crush the competition so far this season?
It's felt great. As ... READ FULL STORY
#PushForFans Let your voice be heard!
As the season draws closer, we continue to hope that the IDPH increases the number of spectators allowed at Dickinson Field. Right now only 50 are able to cheer on our teams which include over 60 Varsity, over 40 Sophomore, and over 50 Freshman players.
If you want to do more than hope, please reach out to the IDPH and Governor's office and tell them it is safe to have at least 25% capacity OUTDOORS at a high school football game. Let your voice be heard!
IDPH: 217-782-4977, press 9
Governor's office: 217-782-0244
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