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Zajeski, Central offense have Morton's number


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September 11, 2008
By BILL STONE

Hinsdale Central senior Rich Zajeski chose to take on big football expectations in the offseason.

Assistant coach and good friend Pat Richards asked Zajeski this season to wear uniform No. 4, the number that has been passed on by the Red Devils' premier running backs since 2000 graduate Mike Mangan, who gained a school-record 4,413 career rushing yards.

"I was a little nervous about it, but last week Mike Mangan gave me a call the day of the (season-opening Wheaton Warrenville South game Aug. 29)," Zajeski said. "He left me a message wishing me luck from one No. 4 to the next. He's a great guy and it really meant a lot to me to have his support. I just try and do my best to represent the No. 4s that have come before me."

On Friday, Zajeski ran for a 74-yard touchdown on the ...
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