Hinsdale Falcons


The Falcons arrived in Oswego Saturday very determined. The defense started fast, forcing the Panthers to punt. Teddy Ouimette was even faster, taking the punt 55 yards for an early touchdown. The Falcons reached paydirt again as Billy Jaqua powered his way for his first score, a 20-yard touchdown. The coaches were beyond impressed with the dominant blocking all game by Keegan McCoskey, Jasper Maggio, Luke Hanson, AJ Siepker, Harrison Kuzniar, Alex Demetis, Grant Garber and Dario Rendina. Ouimette added one last touchdown before the half and Will Jones punched the final point for the Falcons, who led 19-0.

The defense was superb again forcing fumbles, deflecting passes and performing great team tackling. Nate Morris, Jacob Stanton, John Dunn, Carter Pearson, JP Rago, Rocco Mateja, Mas Buttitta and Max Breton caged the Panthers all day.

Coach Jason Hanson left for Spain swelled with pride after the team’s continued improvement.


The 9U Gold team fell 14-12 in a nail-biter on the road at Oak Park River Forest.

Kellen Brown’s touchdown reception from Soren Carlson put the Falcons up 6-0 early. OP-RF responded, breaking a long run to tie it 6-6. The Falcons’ defense held tough from there. Sebastian Christensen and Nico Will wreaked havoc on the defensive front with Christian Kirchev, Carter Cox, Luke Gray and Marco Oliverio. Reid Jacobsen, Lucas Zayed and Carson Malinas battled in the secondary and Ben Murphy made a key interception when OP-RF threatened. OP-RF’s fumble recovery return for a touchdown and conversion made it 14-6 in the third quarter. The Falcons rallied valiantly behind Jacob Zager, Lukasz Gewont, Joey Hillegas, Ivan Burt and Miles Perucki paving the way for Brown, Topher Allanson, Nathan Thangamani and Marcello Salamone. Allanson scored late, but the tying conversion attempt ended inches short.

The 4-2 9U Gold team faces Tri City Sunday.


The Falcons came into Dickinson Field Sunday believing they could keep their winning streak alive. Unfortunately Carol Stream and its massive lineman had other ideas.

The Falcons fought hard for four quarters, but just couldn’t get any momentum going. The offensive line gave its best effort trying to block the giants in front of them, led by Bennet Zeikus, Jackson Rediger, Shane Behar, Rayan Sheihk and Alex Vivanco. The Falcons moved the ball but weren’t able to cash in with a touchdown.

Defensively the Falcons held Carol Stream back most of the day, but Carol Stream was able to break two long runs to put the game away. Defensive standouts for the Falcons were Jaxon Uthe, Lucas Herrick, Giancarlo Turano, Augie Seraphin and Leo Yanklowitz.

In the end the final score was 18-0 Carol Stream.

The Falcons look to get back on track at 11:30 a.m. Sunday as Arlington Heights comes to Hinsdale Central.


For the third week, Falcons 10U Gold came up just short. The Falcons (2-3) lost 16-8 to the Tri-City Chargers falling prey to a recurring issue, big plays.

After a scoreless first half, the Falcons opened with a bolt of lightning; Kellen Goodwin recovered the opening on-side kick for the Falcons, which was quickly followed by a tremendously blocked 40-yard touchdown run by Michael Kipnis. Dillon Phelan hit Charlie Lynch for the conversion and the Falcons had the 8-0 lead.

The Chargers struck back quickly with a long touchdown run, making it 8-8. The Chargers posted another long touchdown in the fourth quarter and the Falcons had multiple drives fall short of the end-zone. Lynch had a monstrous day for the Falcon defense, leading the way with 11 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. Sal Calandriello and Massimo Burdi played well on the defensive side of the ball with multiple tackles.


The Falcons were up and at ’em Sunday for their 8 a.m. kickoff in Hanover Park.

Hinsdale marched downfield on its first drive, but a Falcon fumble gifted Hanover a sure scoop and score, until quarterback Benjamin Allanson channeled his inner Metcalf, racing 75 yards to run the Hurricane defender down. Falcon defenders produced numerous similar plays, including one from nose tackle Alex Schaeffer, who, assisted by free safety Cal “Quickness” Cull, made another touchdown-saving tackle deep downfield.

Offensively, wide receivers Jake Knapp, Henry Harder and Knox Apple laid vicious blocks all game. In the third quarter, they paved the way for running back Michael Garber, who broke free for the game’s sole touchdown.

Hinsdale maintained its 8-0 lead to secure the win. Hanover had size, and they had speed, but it was the Falcons’ undeniable grit and unrelenting effort that ultimately proved victorious.


The boys geared up in pink socks to salute breast cancer awareness and rolled through the competition, highly motivated to play for their beloved Coach Ryan Stamer.

They came away with an 18-0 victory over Bensenville for their fourth shut out this season.

Jack Omiecinski opened the gates with a quick pass from Asad Memon and punched in a diving reach. The pigskin slinger from the west also hit the vice grip of Hunter Velco with a 15-yard pass and a jaunt into the end zone. The offensive line forced open gaps needed for Will “The Train” Geiersbach to gain yards and ultimately score the final touchdown. Alex Golon also moved the chains with his impressive completions. Drew Pabst’s blocking showed strong command, creating holes for his running quarterback. Prescott Nicholson kept the competition under four downs, Jack Hamman remained a tackling ballhawk, and Ryan “The Machine” Rogero stays the iron wall of Dickerson.


The JV Black Team opened with a 60-yard scoring drive against Palatine when Charlie Foster found the end zone on a 1-yard sweep with a key block by wide receiver Connor Plunkett.

The Falcon defense then forced a turnover on downs when Palatine tried to convert on fourth and short with a quarterback sneak.

The Falcon offense answered with an impressive 55-yard scoring drive. Mikey Menza scored on a read-option pitch from quarterback Caleb Brady.

The defense was impressive in the first three plays of the second half when Brady Hannigan had a tackle for a loss, Benny Maxwell and Connor Plunkett combined for a sack and Maxwell had a big tackle behind the line of scrimmage.

Menza found the end zone for a final time behind blocking by lineman Jack Burke, Maxwell, Hannigan, Hudson Lyons, Owen Issa and Sean Stirlen.

Defensive back Joey Deftos ended the game with an interception.

Final score: 22-0.


The Hinsdale D1 Gold Falcons improved their season record to 6-0 after a pulling out a victory against rival Oswego Wildcats this past Sunday in Oswego.

Charles Calhoun started off the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown run. The Falcons’ defense — led by Chris Kasky, Seamus O’Meara, Marko Wallace, Matthew Tomfohrde and Jupiter Pohlenz — kept the Oswego offense in check for the entire game. The score was tied 8-8 after three quarters, but then The Falcons dominated. A long drive capped by another 5-yard Calhoun touchdown made the score 16-8. After forcing a quick three and out, the Falcons received a punt and Calhoun took it to the house for a touchdown. In the next series James Skokna blocked an Oswego punt and walked it into the end zone. Orestas Bockus was a perfect four for four on point after kicks.

Final score: 32-8.


The Falcon Varsity Red team went to 6-0 with a 22-0 win over Oswego Sunday at Hinsdale Central.

The Hinsdale defense held tough against a very physical team from Oswego. In what would turn out to be a “bend but don’t break” performance, the boys from Hinsdale managed to hold their opponent scoreless.

The Falcons had only four offensive possessions but managed to score on three of them, which was enough to secure the win. Quarterback Owen Sunderson found Luke McLaughlin, who made an incredible one-handed catch on the first drive. Sunderson scored himself when he rolled right and ran up the right side for the team’s first score. Alex Przyzycki scored in the third quarter on a short run and John Breton reeled in a Sunderson pass for the team’s final touchdown. Luke Zajicek put the final points on the board with a reception on the 2-point try.


The 13U Falcons had a strong showing for the home crowd Sunday despite coming up short 24-8 to Wheaton Blue.

Quarterback Alex Sclabassi rushed for 70 yards with one touchdown, capped off by Doug Strom catching the 2-point conversion. The Falcons maintained their momentum with a special teams kickoff return by Alex Tafoya running for 9 yards. Francesco Rendina had a breakout game with three tackles and 10 yards rushing.

The Falcons’ defense proved challenging for Wheaton, led by key tackles from Jack and Drew Wyent and James Frankel. Isiah Shin used his speed to sack the Wheaton quarterback late in the fourth for a loss plus posted four tackles on the day.

Come cheer on the Falcons at 4 p.m. Sunday as they take on Oswego at Dickinson Field.