Hinsdale Falcons


It was all hands-on deck for the short-handed Falcons as they traveled to take on the Bartlett Raiders. Strong blocking by Ryan Pieczkowski, Bennett Zeikus, Josh Castro, Salvi Calandriello, Mas Burdi, Grady Wood and Nate Thangamani allowed the Falcons the keep the ball for the entire first quarter. The Falcons’ drive ultimately stalled at the Raider 25-yard line.

On third down, the Raiders hit on a long pass play for a 6-0 lead. Both teams traded punts on the next drives and went into halftime with a 6-0 score.

To start the third quarter, the defense — led by George Beatty, Ben Murphy, Luke Lieberenz, Joey Hillegass, Kellen Brown and Keegan McCoskey —

stymied the Raiders.

The Falcons took possession and again marched into Raider territory behind tough runs by Gavin Schuler, Sullivan Camp and Nick Carbonara. However, they were denied entry into the promised land. The defense got the ball back for the Falcons in the fourth quarter. The Falcons had one last chance, but it was not meant to be.

The Raiders took over with 1:30 to go and scored on a long, back-breaking third down touchdown run. On the second-to-last play, the Raiders added another score on a “scoop 6” touchdown for the final tally of 18-0.

The final score was not indicative of how close the game was. The coaches were proud and pleased with the team’s effort. Many of the kids played most of the game and at new positions.


The JV Silver Falcon team picked up their fifth win in as many weeks SUNDAY with a hard fought 13-8 victory on the road against a Naperville White squad that entered the game 5-1.

Quarterback Owen Sunderson once again led the Falcon offense, scoring TWO touchdowns on long runs. The Falcon ground and pound attack was relentless on the day. Tom Golon knifed through the Naperville defense time and time again to stack up nice yardage. Fullback John Breton left his mark on would-be tacklers, making big blocks all day and adding several tough runs of his own. The Hinsdale offensive line — led by Michael Sharples, Matthew Tomfohrde and Luke Zajicek — controlled the line of scrimmage from start to finish once again.

The Falcon defense was stalwart from start to finish as well. The team got consistent play from defensive tackle Jimmy Satchwell, defensive end Henry Kohn, and cornerback Jack Enright, who made big tackles throughout the game. Michael Dunford grabbed his first interception to put the game away late in the fourth quarter.

The JV Silver squad takes the field again this Sunday at Hinsdale Central at 1 p.m. to take on a 4-3 Wheaton team.


Following the heartbreaking loss to Tri City, the Senior Falcons got together and regrouped.

“We had a specific game plan this week — to score, score with fireworks and score often” Coach Ryan Corcoran said after the win.

The Falcons did all of that and more, rolling to a 36-8 win over 5-1 rival OP-RF. Riley Contreras threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns, also adding one on the ground. All three of his touchdowns were more than 40 yards. Patrick Connors and Jack Lesniewicz hauled them in. On defense The Falcons swarmed The Golden Mouse Kelly Luthringshausen like an old blanket. Garion Hoang, Michael McGowan, Mateo Munoz, James Skokna were all over the field.

“Just like we drew it up, I guess,” Coach Riordan said from a pay phone in Pops Beef stand. It only gets tougher from here as the Falcons travel to 7-0 Naperville then finish with 8-0 Downers Grove in two weeks.