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NEWS > No. 7 Hinsdale Central tops No. 17 Oak Park to take West Suburban Silver
By Mike Clark
Josh Bean and his Hinsdale Central teammates can forget about those bad memories.
Bean and his fellow seniors were 4-5 as freshmen, 3-6 as sophomores and lost by 32 to Oak Park-River Forest last year as juniors.
But now the Red Devils stand alone atop the West Suburban Silver, one of the state's deepest conferences, after grinding out a 21-12 home win over Oak Park on Friday night.
Bean and Luke Skokna combined to rush for 263 yards and a pair of long touchdowns, and Hinsdale Central's defense held the Huskies to a season-low scoring output, 23 points below their average.
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NEWS > Hinsdale Central takes home conference title
By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA
HINSDALE – Josh Bean dashed 74 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter that sealed a trifecta for Hinsdale Central's football team.
With their 21-12 win against Oak Park-River Forest, the Red Devils capped an undefeated regular season that saw them win the Old Oaken Bucket in the rivalry game with Downers Grove South, top district foe Hinsdale South, and capture the West Suburban Silver title, their first since 2004.
Luke Skokna had a 73-yard TD run for the Red Devils.
By virtue of its 9-0 record, Central will open the Class 8A playoffs with a home game on Oct. 28 or 29. The playoff ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Hinsdale Central holds off OPRF to cap undefeated regular season
By Patrick Kelly
There was no way Hinsdale Central senior quarterback Josh Bean was going to start celebrating early with the undisputed West Suburban Silver championship on the line against Oak Park-River Forest on Friday.
Even though the Red Devils had taken a two-score lead late in the fourth quarter, it was not until the final buzzer went off that the reality set in.
Hinsdale Central answered both of the Huskies' fourth quarter scores and claimed a 21-12 victory in Hinsdale. The victory gave the Red Devils (9-0, 6-0) their first undefeated regular season and conference championship since 2004.
"When the clock hit zero, honestly, you never know ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Week 9: Scouting the West Suburban (2016)
Daily Herald report
Leyden (6-2, 5-0) at Willowbrook (6-2, 4-1)
West Suburban Gold
Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Last week: Leyden 48, Morton 6; Willowbrook 31, Downers Grove South 7.
Last year: Leyden 16, Willowbrook 7.
Outlook: Last year Willowbrook came into this season finale in need of a win to seal a playoff berth. With the loss, however, the Warriors missed the postseason despite being a 5-win team. Having already earned a playoff spot with last week's win over Downers South, the sole focus for Willowbrook is a victory to share the Gold title with the Eagles. With quarterback Michael Wilms and running back Donovan Brown, Leyden has plenty of ... READ FULL STORY