Hinsdale Falcons


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The 10U Gold Falcons were able to push their season record to 6-1 thanks to some fantastic blocking by the team and tremendous running by Charles Calhoun and Owen Sunderson.

Three first-half touchdowns were scored on the ground, all by Calhoun, that pushed the score to 20-0 at the half.

Thanks to some fantastic team defense, the Golden Eagles were able to score only 13 points in the second half. The first-place Falcons preserved the lead for a final score of 20-13.


The Hinsdale Falcons 11U Gold notched a critical win on Sunday, downing the visiting Naperville Saints by a final score of 12-6. With the win, the Falcons improved their record to 3-4 heading into the final week of the regular season.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons struck early in the second quarter as running back Patrick Connors took a pitch from quarterback Will Lynch and went the distance. The play was set up by the outstanding interior blocking of Hinsdale’s offensive line, comprised of center Grant Cook, guards Jeffrey Collier and Ethan Tamas, and tackles Logan Schultz and Gene Riordan. Naperville cobbled together a drive to answer the Falcons’ score and tie the game at 6-6 going into halftime.

The Falcons simply would not be denied in second half. Following a quiet third quarter, Connors broke free for another rushing touchdown to put the Falcons up 12-6. Hinsdale’s defense took control from there, shutting down the Saints offense behind strong play up-the-middle from nose guard Nicholas Mann, linebacker Nick Newmann and safety Charlie Fox, combined with defensive ends Tommy Riordan, Sam Newmann, Jameson Hellenga and Evan Bradford sealing the edge. Naperville had one final chance late the fourth quarter, but the Saints were turned away when defensive back Wes Novatney forced a fumble that was recovered by cornerback James Skokna.

The Falcons look to even their regular season record and improve their playoff positioning this coming Sunday as they travel to Lemont to face the always-tough Hornets.

JV GOLD LOSES TO Lyons football

JV Gold continues to fight every week and Sunday was no different as the Falcons traveled to arch rival Lyons.

When the smoke cleared, the Falcons put up some big offensive numbers but were unable to contain LFC’s star running back, known as The Kinger.

The Kinger rushed for five touchdowns and added a sixth on a beautiful middle screen. The Falcons had better success on offense, as Andrew “Butter” Bjorson put on a receiving clinic, catching two touchdowns, (50 yards, 6 yards) and returning a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown. Riley Contreras, the Falcons electric quarterback, added a touchdown on a 30-yard run. Contreras on the day threw for 200 yards and rushed for 100. His line — led by Dario Mattiusz, Guitano Carbonara, Owen Stamer, Anto Barbara, Eissa Saleem and Jake Marchese — gave him ample time to throw all day long. Johnny Horton had a great kicking day, adding a PAT and some well placed onside kicks.

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The final score: Lyons 45, Falcons 26.

Next up for the Falcon is another tough game vs. the Naperville Saints at 10 a.m. Sunday at Dickinson Field.

Falcon Red Dominates

Starting where they left off last week, Misha Antipov provided power running between the tackles for big gains against Palatine. Sammy Davino took a pitch pass and ran for a long run to set up first and goal. Kevin Coan finished the drive with a touchdown run, making it 6-0 Falcons. Then Coan recovered the fumbled kick off. Antipov finished the drive with a touchdown run and Coan passed to Andrew Lyne for the two-point conversion, making it 14-0 Falcons at the end of the first quarter.

A second-quarter drive ended with an Antipov touchdown and Lyne catching the two-point conversion. The Falcons’ offensive line completely controlled the line of scrimmage. Meanwhile, Zack Kruse stuffed multiple runs up the middle for little gain.

Another long Falcons’ drive was capped by a Lyne touchdown run. Anthony Tiritilli made the two-point kick for a Falcons score of 22-0. Right before the half, Adam Ortiz set Palatine back with a quarterback sack. Another Falcons drive was capped by a Davino touchdown run and another Tiritilli kick to make it 30-0 at the half.

Noah McCurry made his presence known in the second half with sizable runs in the middle. Matthew Elliott got into the act with tough runs up the middle. Peter Skokna roamed the middle of the field, breaking up passes. Tiritilli showed his defensive prowess by tracking down the quarterback and preventing what looked to be a big gain.

The score remained 30-0 after three quarters.

In the fourth, Ortiz sacked the quarterback for a big loss. Then, the Falcons struck again with a McCurry long touchdown run. Kruse capped the victory with a clutch tackle to end the game.

Although there were many stars in the game, including James Clark who stepped up in a big way on the offensive and defensive line, McCurry got the pancake award and Ortiz got the hammer award.

Final score 36-0.


Magnus Kumskis set the tone of the game against the Downers Grove Panthers with hard running over the middle, but the drive stalled when the Panthers intercepted a pass. Despite tight pass coverage by Kellan Tran, they put the first points on the board to make it 8-0.

Despite a long kickoff return from Luke Jurack, a long run from Jett Hilding on a quarterback keeper, a screen pass catch by Jurack, an acrobatic catch by Carter Contreras deep in Panther territory and a run up the middle from Kumskis to set up first and goal, the Falcons were unable to score.

Then the Panthers’ running back stunned the Falcons with a long run up the middle for a touchdown. A successful kick made the score 16-0 Panthers.

Another Panther drive was stalled by a Henry Joyce tackle. Jurack provided another good punt return deep in Panther territory. The Falcons’ special teams were an area of strength, with everyone holding their blocks and getting into position. Another Falcons’ red zone drive was thwarted when the Panthers broke up a pass in the end zone.

The Panthers led 16-0 at the half.

In the second half, Falcons ended a Panthers drive and methodically marched down the field with Hilding hitting Jurack for a long completion. Kumskis ran all the way to the 1-yard line. The Panthers’ defense stopped the Falcons to force a turnover on downs.

The Falcon defense kept the team in the game, with Mason Brady sealing gaps in the middle to shut down another Panther drive. Mark Ortiz pressured the quarterback into intentional grounding. Then, Hilding threw a long pass to Jurack, who outmaneuvered two defenders down the right sideline for a touchdown. Tran successfully kicked to make it 16-8 with four minutes left in the game. Neither team scored again.


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