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9U SILVER TEAM UPSETS PLAINFIELD
It was a sun-splashed Sunday morning, a stark contrast to last week’s monsoon
game, as the Falcons hosted the unbeaten Plainfield Jr. Cats. Coach Hanson called this week a “true indicator of the team’s progress”.
Teddy Ouimette got things started with a 68-yard touchdown dash with Harrison Kuzniar, AJ Siepker, Grant Garber, Luke Hanson, Jasper Maggio and Dario Rendina providing a path to glory. The defense was terrific, led by Billy Jaqua, Cooper Milburn, JP Rago, Keegan McCoskey, John Dunn, Rocco Majeta, Jacob Stanton, Mas Buttitta, Max Breton and Carter Pearson. However the visitors finagled a punt return for a touchdown and a halftime lead of 7-6.
The Falcons were undeterred. Nate Morris threw a touchdown pass to Ouimette who followed a key block by Alex Demetis. Will Jones caught another laser from Morris for the 2-PAT and the 14-7 lead.
One last stop by the D sealed the voctory.
9U Gold TEAM CRUSHES WHEATON
In a Clash of the Titans between undefeated teams, 9U Gold defeated Wheaton, 7-0, in an old-fashioned slugfest. The Falcons’ teamwork on defense was the difference, with every Falcons player on the squad involved in at least one tackle. Christian Kirchev teamed with Sebastian Christensen, Carter Cox, Luke Gray and Marco Oliverio along a stout defensive front. Kellen Brown, Nate Thangamani & Carson Malinas controlled the middle, and outside attempts were stuffed by hard-hitting corners, Reid Jacobsen, Ben Murphy and Lucas Zayed.
The Falcons’ offensive line, Joey Hillegas, Nico Will, Ivan Burt, Jacob Zager, Lukasz Gewont and Miles Perucki, battled against larger opponents. Topher Allanson and the backs fought for each yard until Marcello Salamone broke through, with countless defenders diving at his heels over 60+ yards into the endzone. Quarterback Soren Carlson punched in the point after.
9U Gold faces another unbeaten team, Park Ridge, 10am Sunday at HCHS.
10U SILVER SHUTS OUT BLOOMINGTON
The Falcons came into Bloomington focused and ready. On the opening play Brady Madden lofted a beautiful 25-yard pass to Jaxon Uthe who took it to the house for a quick 6-0 lead.
The opening play charged up the Falcons and they never looked back. Ryan Pieczkowski had a nose for the ball all day, grabbing three fumbles as the Falcons swarmed the Bears. Shane Behar, Bennet Zeikus, JJ Nattarelli, Nick Carbonara, Max Hull, Lucas Herrick and Ryan Swieten kept the pressure on.
The Falcon offense kept up the pressure. Leo Yanklowitz ran the reverse to perfection as he blazed around the defense for a 30-yard touchdown. Jonathon Trombley followed a series later with a dazzling scamper for a 42-yard score. The Falcons compiled over 250 yards of offense led by Gavin Shuler, Jaxon Uthe, Burke Broschul, Yanklowitz and Trombley, while Brady Madden was dropping dimes all over the field. Final score: 18-0 Falcons.
The Falcons take on the Naperville Saints at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Naperville.
10U GOLD LOSES TOUGH BATTLE
The previously undefeated Hinsdale Falcons 10U Gold team suffered its first setback of the season Saturday, dropping a hard-fought battle to the Wheaton Rams 14-0. A close game throughout, the Rams eventually wore down the Falcons. Torsten Wood (8 tackles) and Dominic Cresap (3 tackles) led the Falcons’ defense that was elite all game except for two plays.
The Falcons’ offense, led by strong offensive line play and platoon quarterbacks Charlie Lynch and Dillon Phelan, could not capitalize on some impressive long drives. Running back Michael Kipnis ran the ball well throughout the game but the Rams defense held strong on multiple crucial fourth down plays, killing the Falcons’ momentum.
Special teams were strong for the Falcons, including field-flipping kick returns by Ryder McLaurin.
The Falcons look to get back on track Sunday when they travel to Lemont.
11U Silver Zooms by Bartlett
The Falcons’ stout defense again held the opposition at bay in a 34-0 win Sunday. The Raiders used a ground and pound approach, but that was easy work for nose tackles Alex Schaeffer (4 tackles) and Leo Rivera (3 tackles, 1 TFL) and linebackers Clayton Tims (4 tackles), Henry Harder (3 tackles) and Alec Meltzer (3 tackles, 1 sacks).
After a quick defensive stop, the Falcons wasted no time. On the first offensive play, Michael Garber ran 60 yards for the touchdown, giving Hinsdale an early lead. Hinsdale entered the half up 8-0, but that wouldn’t last long as Garber quickly broke free for another 60-yard score and again for 70 yards early in the fourth quarter. Running back Jake Knapp scored following the block of Rivera.
The defense upheld a 3-game shutout on the season. Offensively, Allanson and Knapp both added quarterback rushing touchdowns, while Garber mustered 230+ yards and three touchdowns.
JV Red Team Still Undefeated
The Falcons 11U JV Red Team sent Tri-City packing with quarterback Asad Memon scoring two touchdowns and Hunter Velco making it look easy with the other two. The duo took advantage of Will Geiersbach’s triple digit gains, made possible by bulldozing lineman Palmer Donnan. Significant plays included Marco Guisto’s incredible tackle for a loss at the quarter and lineman Jack “The Hammer” Hamman twice reversing the opponent’s view from an open field to a close-up of the grass. Nate Weichman, Cam Konieczka and Rutger Ronaldson followed suit, blocking key plays in the first half, followed by Gavin Hoang turning the lights out on a Tri-City touchdown. Jack Judge added the pressure in the second half, taking the Tri-City running backs to court, doubled down by Prescott Nicholson and his ability to introduce an opponent to the ground. Konieczka and Ronaldson provided key blocks needed to hold the Falcon’s lead.
Final score: 24-12, Falcons.
JV Black SUFFERS FIRST LOST
In a tough match up between two unbeaten teams in humid conditions, the Falcons JV Black team suffered ITS first loss of the season against the Bloomingdale Bears 18-34.
First half highlights included Mikey Menza rushing for a long-range touchdown, some tough tackling from Axl Holmes and Matthew Lynch, and an interception from Joey Deftos.
In an exciting start to the second half, the two teams traded kick-off return touchdowns with Charlie Foster weaving his way through Bears’ defenders, who were left grasping at air. Other offensive highlights in the second half included a 22-yard reception by Connor Plunkett on a critical fourth down, and Caleb Brady connecting with John Phillips on a 31-yard bomb for a touchdown.
Benny Maxwell deserves special mention as his overall effort on both sides of the ball caused problems for the Bears on every down.
VARSITY RED EARNS THE WIN
The Falcons Varsity Red squad traveled to Elk Grove Saturday night and left with a win.
A short pass from Owen Sunderson to John Breton gave the Falcons their first score. Cam Linn would shake and bake his way to score on a long run on the team’s second drive. Henry Milburn carried the ball for a spectacular 30-yard touchdown for the team’s third score. After a defensive stop near the goal line and with the game now in hand, Luke McLaughlin relieved Sunderson at quarterback. On a first and 10 from the Falcons’ own 2-yard line, McLaughlin took the ball off the right side for a 98-yard touchdown run.
The score was 28-0 at the half and that’s where the game would finish. Alex Przyzycki and Henry Kohn ran the ball hard in the second half.
The Falcons travel next to Knoch Field to take on the 3-1 Naperville Blue squad on Sunday.
Varsity Silver Seeks Revenge
The 13U Falcons are quickly learning that offense, defense and special teams all need to execute flawlessly in order to push through to a win.
The first half showcased two-way player Liam Allen rushing for a total of 10 yards and posting 3 tackles. Gordie Linn hauled down a Lombard receiver for a loss of 2 yards, which led to Jack Wyent blocking a Lombard field goal. Quarterback Alex Sclabassi faked a handoff and ran for 22 yards with key blocks from Jack Grosek and Max Peneloza, but the Falcons were unable to convert.
Alex Tafoya and Drew Wyent continued to wreak havoc on the Lombard offense in the second half with 4 and 5 tackles, respectively. Lias Katz also stopped the Lombard running game with a great tackle followed by Michael Dunford, but it was not enough. The Falcons fell 37-0.
The Falcons travel back to Naperville this Sunday for a 2 p.m. game.
DI GOLD WINS FOURTH IN A ROW
Falcons D1 Gold continued its winning ways Sunday at Dickinson Field.
The Falcon defense absorbed a long drive by the Wheaton Rams, allowing 40 yards and four first downs, but quickly stiffened and forced a punt. The Falcons received the punt and started their first possession at their own 3-yard line. On first down, a mishandled snap rolled into the end zone and was picked up by Charles Calhoun, who he raced out of the end zone for a 97-yard touchdown run. James Skokna added another 50-yard touchdown on a reverse play, catching the Rams off guard and taking the score to 16-0 at the half.
The Falcons started with the ball in the third quarter and executed a 12-play drive by Brian O’Malley that ended with a 27-yard field goal by Orestes Bockus for a score of 19-0 at the start of the fourth quarter.
The Falcons cruised to their fourth consecutive win. Final score — 19–6.