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Warren downs Hinsdale Central to reach 8A quarterfinals


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2018/11/03

By Patricia Babcock McGraw
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It's been a long time coming for the Warren football team to make the IHSA state quarterfinals.

"It's been 27 years," Warren linebacker Juan DelaCruz said.

"Ya, 27 years," teammate and fellow linebacker Patrick Sharpe agreed.

Fact check with head coach, Brian McNulty: "No, no, it's been 17 years. The kids are thinking it's 27 years, but no, it's 17. It was 2001 that we last got to the quarterfinals."

Ok, so DelaCruz and Sharpe were off a decade. But the dramatic point is made just the same.

It's been a very long time since the Blue Devils have made a significant run in the playoffs, longer than many players on the team have even been alive.

No more.

On Saturday night, Warren did what Warren has done all season, used its tough-as-nails defense to help pull out a ... READ FULL STORY
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