By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA
HINSDALE – Hinsdale Central quarterback Chase Hamilton returned for the first time since Week 3 to help the Red Devils become playoff eligible.
Hamilton – who suffered a fractured leg during a Sept. 13 win over York – returned under center against Downers Grove North on Friday, splitting reps with Jacob White and Thomas Ives. The trio manufactured two first half touchdown drives, guiding the Red Devils to a 20-14 win over their conference rival.
With the victory, Hinsdale Central (5-4, 3-3 West Suburban Silver) reached the coveted five-win mark and likely secured a trip to the postseason. Downers Grove North (5-4, 3-3 WSS) qualified for the playoffs with a week eight victory over Proviso West and will probably hear its name called when the IHSA announces seeds and matchups on Saturday night.
But Friday night belonged to the Red Devils, who dominated time of possession and tempo. ...
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