Sports - Falcon football


The 5-0 9U Falcons took the field early Sunday morning under the threat of rain. It turns out a possible thunderstorm would be the least of their worries.

A determined Lemont Hornet team swarmed into Dickinson Field and handed the Falcons their first defeat of the season.

The Falcons D held in the first quarter. Nick Carbonara, Grady Wood, Joey Hillegass, Luke Lieberenz, Kellen Brown, Keegan McCoskey and Salvi Calandriello made key plays during a goal line stand. However, on the ensuing Falcon possession, a mishap led to a safety and 2-0 deficit.

Lemont struck quickly with a well-executed 50-yard pass play for the game’s first touchdown. The Falcons’ offense could not get going, despite efforts from Josh Castro, Ryan Pieczkowski, Bennett Zeikus, Nate Thangamani, Gavin Schuler and Seabass Christensen. Lemont was able to tack on another score before halftime on a broken play. Mas Burdi and Sullivan Camp disrupted the initial play design, but it was not meant to be as the Hornet escaped the nest and earned a 15-0 halftime lead.

The Falcons took the field at the start of the second half determined to get back in the game. George Beatty gave the Falcons a ray of hope with a fumble recovery. As was the story in the first half, the potent duo of Spencer Marnell and Mike Kipnis could not get on track. Lemont tacked on two late scores for the 28-0 win.

It’s hoped that this but a minor setback, rather than a defining moment.

JV GOLD fights for VICTORY

The JV Gold pulled off an incredible 8-6 victory against the first place Naperville Saints Sunday at Dickinson Field.

The Saints scored first after blocking a Falcon punt deep in their own territory. They recovered the football in the Falcon endzone, making the score 6-0. Colin Palm blocked the ensuing point after attempt to keep the score 6-0 at the end of the first half.

In the second half, the Falcons pulled off their own blocked punt and also recovered in the Naperville Saints endzone to make the score 6-6. Falcon kicker Orestas Bockus, undaunted by the earlier blocked punt, came in confidently and booted the two-point kick with plenty of room to spare putting, the Falcons back on top, 8-6.

The stingy Falcons’ defense, led by Colin Palm, Charles Calhoun, Chris Kasky, Luke Injaychok, Max Judge and Jupiter Pohlenz, closed out the game to seal the victory.

Falcons win, 8-6.

Senior Gold Falls to 5-1

The Falcons Senior Gold knew the quest for a Super Bowl would not come easy. The league is loaded with talent up and down.

Tri City has won two Super Bowls at this level, and they were ready and waiting on Sunday at Mooseheart Academy for the undefeated Falcons.

“When we walked in and saw it was their HoCo, issues, not cool,” super fan Fred Boshardt chirped. Super fan Fred B was right as the Chargers took three big plays by Sams Lucentes to hand the Falcons their first loss.

Coach Joe Corcoran mentioned their pure size.

“They had an eighth-grader the size of Coach Riordan. It happens we will regroup, and get better. There is an A&W down the street, a good root beer float cures all!”

The Falcons’ only score was a catch by Patrick Connors.

Next up is a 4-2 Oak Park-River Forest team at historic OP-RF High School.