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NEWS > Week 5: Scouting the West Suburban 9/22/2016
Lyons Twp. (4-0, 1-0) at Glenbard West (4-0, 2-0)
West Suburban Silver
Game time: 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Last week: Lyons Twp. 38, Leyden 13; Glenbard West 35, Downers Grove North 0.
Last year: Glenbard West 35, Lyons Twp. 0.
Outlook: The first of numerous upcoming pivotal Silver matchups is a pretty good one. For all the buzz about Lions 6-foot-3 junior quarterback Ben Bryant, who holds an offer from Wisconsin, Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlet is just as concerned about the Lions' running game with Reggie Terrell and others. Glenbard West's experienced defense has been as good as advertised, evidenced last week when the unit allowed only 66 total yards in ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Red Devils' Garrett Oakey embraces move from backfield to receiver
By Patrick Kelly
Hinsdale Central's Garrett Oakey had an impressive stat line on a third quarter drive during the Red Devils' 35-7 West Suburban Silver victory over York on Friday, Sept. 16.
The junior carried the ball six straight times for a total of 57 yards, culminating in a 3-yard touchdown run.
The feat was impressive enough, if not for the fact that Oakey is a starting wide receiver for Hinsdale Central (4-0, 2-0), and he had already caught a 67-yard scoring strike from senior quarterback Josh Bean in the second quarter.
Against York (1-3, 0-2), Oakey added another touchdown reception and finished with four catches for 127 ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > VIDEO: Red Devils @ DGN for 82nd #OLDOAKENBUCKET
THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET
Excerpt from the issue of the Downers Grove Reporter, October 10, 1935:
"Hinsdale started a 'Little Brown Jug' rivalry with the game last Saturday. Boys in their manual training room made an "Old Oaken Bucket"‚ bound with copper strips, which is to be contended for by the heavyweight football teams each year. Downers Grove will have its name and the score engraved on the Bucket this fall. It will be in the possession of the local team until the next game".
In the first sixteen years of its existence, Downers Grove controlled the series, winning ten of ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Hinsdale Central's Luke Skokna transfers wrestling skills to gridiron
Patrick Kelly - Pioneer Press
SEP 6, 2016
The seeds of success Luke Skokna has enjoyed on the football field so far this season were planted last year during the wrestling season.
Skokna, a sophomore running back from Hinsdale, played football only the freshman level last year, but the Red Devils coaches were impressed by his skills as a wrestler.
"He was a varsity wrestler last year and had a lot of success there," Hinsdale Central football coach Dan Hartman said. "We saw the toughness that he displayed in the wrestling room. We figured we should give him a look in the summer, and it has been really good."
Skokna did not waste any ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Hinsdale Central pulls away from Downers Grove South in second half
SEP 3, 2016
By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA
DOWNERS GROVE – Luke Skokna helped provide a quick start for Hinsdale Central's football team against Downers Grove South on Sept. 2.
Later, the sophomore helped provide some breathing room in the Red Devils' 26-7 win against the Mustangs.
Skokna took the opening kickoff down to South's 14-yard line and scored two plays later for a 7-0 lead. South (0-2) crept withint 10-7 midway through the second quarter and was still down just three heading into the fourth quarter before Skokna scored on a 13-yard run in the fourth for a 17-7 lead.
Brian McCarty's safety and Garrett Oakey's touchdown run capped the scoring.
Both teams ... READ FULL STORY