Daily Herald Staff Report
Published: 10/3/2008 5:20 PM
Hinsdale Central (4-1, 2-0) at Downers Grove North (3-2, 2-0)
West Suburban Silver
Game time: 7:30 p.m. today.
Last year: Hinsdale Central 21, Downers North 6.
Last week: Hinsdale Central 56, Oak Park 28; Downers North 19, Proviso West 7.
Outlook: If Keith Jackson or John Madden called high school games, the annual battle for the Old Oaken Bucket - Hinsdale leads 38-32-3 - would be on their itinerary. The Red Devils would appear to have the upper hand in this 74th meeting with quick-strike artists quarterback John Whitelaw and running back Rich Zajeski, plus cohorts Alex Kirk, Mick Culligan, Eric Alexander and Davis Kalsbeek. But coach Mike DiMatteo knows it's tough to score without the ball. He remembers in 2006 when the Trojans' option offense clicked well enough that Hinsdale could run only 31 plays itself. Downers North is clicking again, a team ...
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