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September 5, 2019 | View PDF



10U GOLD BEATS OSWEGO

The 10U Gold Falcons played a fantastic game against Oswego, winning 24-6.

The team started out quickly going up 8-0 on the first series after an amazing 50-yard touchdown run on fourth and 12 by Charles Calhoun and two-point pass conversion by Brian O’Malley.

On the next series, Oswego scored in six plays to make it 8-6. The coaches called a strategic time out to put in a new defensive formation to block the extra point and were successful.

Coach Mershon decided to kick the ball long with Orestas Bockus hammering one deep to start the second half, and it worked beautifully, pinning Oswego inside its own 20. The Falcon defense held the offense to a quick three and out and they punted to Calhoun, who caught the ball and returned it 20 yards to set the Falcons up first and 10 at the 20-yard line.

O’Malley threw another accurate pass to Charlie Heck to make it 14-6. Heck made a beautiful roll out to the left and found Jupiter Pohlenz in the end zone for another two point conversion to widen the lead to 16-6.

On the next defensive series, the Falcons forced Oswego into third and long before Calhoun intercepted a pass and brought it back to the 20-yard line. Bockus made a beautiful fake on a reverse and scored easily on a 25-yard touchdown scamper. Pohlenz rolled out left and threw a pass converting the two points to O’Malley, who caught it in the endzone for a final score of 24-6.

The offensive and defensive lines did an incredible job considering the team was short two lineman all day. Donny Mershon, Michael Sharples, John Breton, Owen Sunderson, Mike Zecevic, Oliver Clary, Jimmy Satchwell, Alex Tafoya and Colin Palm played well as a unit.

11U GOLD LOSES HOME OPENER

The Hinsdale Falcons 11U Gold dropped its home opener against the always tough Bartlett Raiders Sunday by a final score of 16-0.

The Raiders scored on two opportunistic plays, one early and one late, that proved to be just enough to give them a hard-earned road win.

The game got off to a promising start for the Falcons with the offense moving the ball after taking the opening kickoff. However, a Bartlett defender stripped the ball and took it the other way for a defensive score. Despite the setback, the Falcons offense continued to grind out yardage behind strong running from James Skokna, Nick Newmann and Patrick Connors, but was unable to convert several fourth-down plays to keep drives alive.

On defense, Hinsdale stymied the Raiders offense throughout the first half, including a sack by defensive tackle Gene Riordan and big interior tackles by Ethan Tamas and Grant Cook, culminating with a huge goal line stand just before halftime.

The Falcons defense continued its solid play into the third quarter. With the Falcons trailing by a single score, an acrobatic interception and long return by Falcons’ defensive end Jameson Hellenga put Hinsdale in great position at the Bartlett 25-yard line. But a fourth down run by Patrick Connors on the ensuing drive came up just short.

A few plays later, Bartlett converted a 75-yard touchdown pass on a fourth down of their own. The Falcons offense was unable to capitalize on two subsequent fourth quarter possessions, falling just short of the end zone as time ran out.

Hinsdale looks to get back on the winning track this Sunday as the team travels to Lombard.

JV GOLD WINS EXCITING GAME

Hinsdale Falcons JV Gold evened its record with a thrilling 32-24 win over Tri Cities.

The Falcons took the opening kickoff and marched 60 yards for a swift score. Riley Contreras rolled right and tucked it up for 4-yard scamper. Contreras had 200 yards passing, and an interception.

Tri City moved the ball to the 5-yard line on its first drive, but Kelan McInerney jumped a route and went 95 yards on a pick six. McInerney also caught a 50-yard touchdown in the third quarter. With the score 26-24 in the fourth, Ryan Corcoran zig zagged his way to a 40-yard touchdown to seal the game.

Anto Barbara and Swimsuit Robinson led the defense with a handful of tackles. The line worked hard and came through, with solid play from Eissa Saleem, Anto, Owen Stamer, Dario Mattiusz, Jake Marchese and Guitano Carbonara, all solid.

The Wheaton Fightin Luthringshausens is next up for the JV team.

Varsity Black FALLS TO PANTHERS

The Hinsdale Falcon Varsity Black Team held Carol Stream Varsity Gold most of the game but couldn’t hold on long enough to secure a W.

Coaches gave the Hammer Award to Henry Joyce, Talha Kahn and Raza Rashid for battling it out on the field.

Jett Hilding, with a great running game, also connected with Luke Jurack for the first and only score for the Falcons. The two-point conversion was a pass from Hilding to Carter Contreras to make the score 8-6. A potential touchdown pass from Hilding to Contreras in the second quarter was called back and thwarted efforts to keep momentum going for the Falcons. The halftime score was 14-8. Magnus Kumskis and Henry Joyce executed several tackles throughout the game, but it wasn’t enough to keep Carol Stream from scoring twice more in the fourth quarter to end the game 28-8.

The Varsity Black Team is training hard this week to make adjustments and be ready to face Arlington Heights Varsity Gold on at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Sunset Meadows Park in Arlington Heights.

Varsity Red team posts second win

The Varsity Red Team secured its second win to remain undefeated with a score of 12-6 against Arlington Heights Varsity Silver on Sunday.

Coaches awarded the Pancake Award to Kevin Coan and the Hammer Award to Mustafa Rashid. Both executed great plays on the field to secure their team’s victory.

Braden Howe came up with a big catch early for a first down, dragging defenders on a play where he banged his knee and was out for the rest of the game.

The second touchdown of the game was by Kevin Coan on a quarterback sweep, following the blocks of Edward Kentra, Michael Plunkett and Noah McCurry.

The defensive line — James Claus, Braden Howe, Chris Melillo, Jack Costello, Mustafa Rashid and Adam Ortiz — stopped Arlington Heights the entire game and allowed them to score only once with under 2 minutes left on the clock. Sam Davino made a touchdown-saving tackle from behind to preserve the lead early.

The team looks to continue its winning streak at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Grande Park in Oswego against Oswego Varsity Silver.

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