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9U GOLD TEAM FALLS IN OT
The battle of two 4-0 teams lived up to all its hype. The Falcons’ defense came out with a vengeance when Sebastian Christensen and Marco Oliverio forced a fumble, recovered by Soren Carlson. On the next defensive series, Ben Murphy forced a fumble recovered by Lucas Zayed.
The offense did not want to be outshined and on the ensuing drive. Key blocks by Nate Thangamani, Carter Cox, Ivan Burt and Jacob Zager sprung Topher Allanson for a 65-yard touchdown run. The defense closed out the first half strong behind key tackles from Marcello Salamone, Joey Hillegass and Miles Perucki. Nico Will and Christian Kirchev wreaked havoc up the middle, which led to a third fumble recovery by Lukasz Gewont and Reid Jacobsen deflected two passes to end the half.
Park Ridge punched one in to tie the score 6-6. It stayed that way to force overtime. Park Ridge scored first and made its 2-point conversion. On the Falcons’ first play, Kellen Brown took a pass from Murphy and dove across the goal line, but the Falcons failed on the 20-point conversion.
It was a hard fought game to the bitter end, with a final score of 12-14.
10U SILVER DOMINATES
The Falcons came soaring into Naperville Sunday prepared for battle with a tough Naperville Saints team
The Falcons’ dynamic running attack was again the star of the show. Jaxon Uthe, Gavin Shuler, Johnny Trombly and Leo Yanklowiz chewed up yardage all game. Uthe showed the wheels on his 65-yard break away touchdown, led by a huge block by Lucas Spatera.
Shuler showed his playmaker moves scoring both on the ground and through the air. Brady Madden led the team up and down the field at quarterback, with crafty passes and nerves of steel.
The Falcon defense was in all-out attack mode all game. Nick Carbonara pulled off the defensive hat trick with a fumble recovery, sack and the interception to close out the game. Shane Behar, Lucas Herrick, Rayan Sheihk, Augie Seraphin and the rest of the Falcon Defense dominated the contest throughout, winning 26-14.
Falcons take on undefeated Carol Stream at Hinsdale Central at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
10 GOLD FALLS TO HORNETS
The Hinsdale Falcons 10U Gold (2-2) dropped its second straight game this week, falling 12-0 to the Lemont Hornets.
Similar to last week, the Falcons excelled in the three phases of the game but couldn’t quite get the ball to bounce their way. On offense, the Falcons ran for good chunks behind linemen Grant Kirchheimer, Leo Crooks, Grant Wanless, Sal Calandriello and Torsten Wood, sustaining long drives, though proving fruitless.
The passing game got going in the second quarter with quarterback Dillon Phelan connecting on long passes to Kellan Goodwin and Spencer Marnell. The Falcon defense put together a hard-hitting game led by Charlie Lynch and Michael Kipnis, but ultimately lost the field position battle leading to two touchdowns for the Hornets.
The Falcons battle Tri-City next week.
ONE MORE 11U JV RED SHUT OUT
Under Coaches Ryan Stamer, Paul Hadden, Tom McInerney, and Mark Konieczka, the undefeated 11U JV Red beat a scoreless Naperville and are working toward the chance at an extra long season.
Remarkable offensive plays compromised of Will Stamer’s exceptional catch and run for gains, Jack Omiecinski’s three completions for over 70 yards, Ryan Rogero’s charge through jerseys for his always consistent and above-bar athleticism, Grayson Elder’s extra points kicking, Hunter Velco’s incredible grab for a first down, Nate Weichman’s key snaps and the positive gains by the invariant Will Geiersbach.
Defensively, strong hustle and subsequent stops were shown by Cam Konieczka. Gavin Hoang tackled the opponent in open field, keeping a donut on the scoreboard. Marco Guisto took out a running quarterback, William Cowey had critical blocks and Ben McLaughlin came in to make a solid impact at the end of the game. Coach Hadden credits Michael Murphy’s SFX seventh-grade playbook for the winning defensive line.
11U SILVER FENDS OFF PANTHERS
Somebody queue AC/DC, because the boys were back in black Sunday to face the Downers Grove Panthers for the last home game of the regular season.
This week it was Hinsdale’s explosive offense giving them an early and commanding lead. Within only 4 minutes, wide receiver/cornerback Jake Wolowick, nephew of LA Ram Cooper Kupp, showed his family ties by recovering a Panther fumble and receiving two Benjamin Allanson touchdown passes. The Falcons’ O-Line, led by Bryce Kinder, Leo Rivera, Luke Altemose, Alex Schaeffer and Willy Smith produced incredible blocks to spring two breakaway touchdown runs by Jake Knapp and Allanson, putting Hinsdale up 28-0.
Running back/linebacker Austin Wilson started the third quarter hot, juking through five would-be tacklers for the 41-yard touchdown.
The Falcons’ defense played ferociously per usual, limiting DG to a single score. Guard/defensive tackle Noah Natarelli also added an outstanding effort, contributing multiple key downfield blocks, four tackles and a fumble recovery.
The Falcons finished 34-7.
12U GOLD SHUTS OUT LYONS
The 12U Gold Defense held Lyons Township to zero points while their offense ran on all cylinders in a convincing win.
The Falcons’ offense set the tone with a 70-yard opening drive capped off with a 17-yard touchdown run by Mikey Menza.
After a turnover on downs, it took the Falcons only two plays to find the end zone when quarterback Caleb Brady connected with Frankie Carbonara for a 55-yard touchdown pass.
After another defensive stop, the Falcons’ offense moved the chains highlighted by a 22-yard pass to Joey Deftos. A few plays later, Charlie Foster found the end zone with a 14-yard jet sweep.
Following a quick stop by the defense, Connor Plunkett started things off with a 22-yard punt return. Menza continued to run hard, and with an 8-yard run up the middle found the end zone again.
In the second half, running back Kavin Tucke had a 35-yard touchdown called back on penalty. He found redemption a few plays later with a 3-yard touchdown run.
The Falcons’ Defense only allowed one first down, with turnovers credited to Nate Ruth for recovering a fumble (forced by Brady Hannigan) and Matthew Lynch with an interception.
VARSITY RED FIGHTS FOR WIN
The Falcons traveled to Knoch Field Sunday to face down the 3-1 Naperville Saints. They would come away a 6-3 victor in what would be a hard-fought contest.
The first half saw neither team able to move the ball. Both defenses played tough. Tommy Riordan led the Falcon defensive line with multiple sacks and tackles for loss. The first two quarters would end scoreless in a penalty ridden half.
Naperville was the first to put points on the board. The Falcon defense held tough in the red zone after a long drive from the Saints but gave up a short field goal to make the score 0-3. Hinsdale eventually got the ball back on its own 9-yard line following a huge tackle from cornerback Beau Knapp on fourth down. With 6 minutes on the clock, Owen Sunderson led his team down the field. He found Luke McLaughlin several times for big completions and used his feet to pick up a few more first downs. With 50 seconds at fourth and goal from the 3-yard line, Sunderson would audible and take the ball himself behind the blocking of Luke Zajicek, Mutaz Alshrour and Riordan to dart untouched into the endzone.
The Falcon defense held tough to seal the victory. The team hosts Oswego at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hinsdale Central.