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NEWS > Football team defeats LT in thrilling finish

Kabir Sawlani, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

The varsity football team won the annual rivalry matchup against Lyons Township 21-20 on Friday, Oct. 13 on Dickinson Field.

The team had to replace another significant player after losing the starting quarterback, Matt Rush, for the game; starting center Joe Monahan, junior, had a case of vertigo and could not play. Ayden Head, junior, replaced him from the beginning.

“I’ve never had to snap the ball before in such a big game, but I had to step up for my teammates when Monahan wasn’t able to play,” Head said.

Head’s teammates recognized that this was not an easy task and supported him ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Football team faces adversity with injuries

Brandon Belgrad and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

The football team lost their starting quarterback Matt Rush last week after his jaw was injured during gym. To fill his position, they will now run a mix between playing with the backup quarterback and running a wildcat formation. The team debuted this new offense in their loss to Glenbard West on Saturday, Oct. 7.

With Rush being out, the snaps are split between seniors Connor Bauer and Garrett Oakey, as well as junior Luke Skokna. Bauer is now the starting quarterback, with Skokna and Oakey participating in the wildcat offense. A wildcat formation is when the ball is not snapped to the quarterback, but instead it is snapped ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Luke Skokna, short-handed Hinsdale C. win thriller over Lyons


HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central running back Luke Skokna had to carry a heavier load than he anticipated Friday night, but he was ready.

The Red Devils already were without injured quarterback Matt Rush and starting center Joe Monahan, who was felled by pregame dizziness. Then star rusher Garrett Oakey injured his left ankle on the opening series.

But Skokna responded with the most important performance of his career. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior carried 34 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lift Hinsdale Central to a thrilling 21-20 victory West Suburban Conference Silver Division victory over rival Lyons Township.

The win clinched a playoff berth ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Pioneer Press Week 8 football roundup


Hinsdale Central 21, Lyons 20

Hinsdale Central only attempted five passes Friday night against Lyons, and according to offensive lineman Sean Stanton, that is what his unit prefers.

The Red Devils (6-2, 5-1 West Suburban Silver) churned out 232 yards rushing and earned a key conference victory in Hinsdale.

"It is really fun when (the coaches) just give us constant run plays," said Stanton, who lives in Clarendon Hills. "I do not think we threw the ball many times.

"We just have an athletic team this year, an athletic offensive line. They know that we can do it (run). We do not have to sit back and pass-protect and take plays off."
NEWS > Football to host rival Lyons Township

Ali Ardehali, Section Editor and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

The boys varsity football team is preparing to play rival Lyons Township High School on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. on Dickinson Field. The team is looking to rebound from their loss to Glenbard West, which snapped their six game winning streak, giving them their first conference loss of the year.

Lyons Township players, who are currently undefeated on the road this season with a 4-0 record, are looking to beat Central, who they currently have a multi-game losing streak to. Central is working on team dynamic in addition to football drills.

“So far we have done a good job of sticking together through ... READ FULL STORY