Varsity The hornets defeated Downers Grove South 31-17 Friday at DGS. The scoring opened on the first play with a double pass from Justin Kolzow to Joe Mazzei to Steve Farina and a TD ensued. The rest of the game was led by the dominating effort of our defense. Charles Franklin had 2 interceptions for touchdowns including a 99 yard return. Devin Smith also added an interception for a touchdown. The dgs qb was under pressure all night and was sacked multiple times. The cannon is back at hshs after a year absence. It has been here 3 of the last 4 years.
Sophomore The Sophomore football team traveled down the road to Downers Grove South on Friday night for their 2nd conference game of the season. The Hornets struggled throughout the first half to get any offensive momentum, working against negatives plays and poor field position. Lucas Pitonak and Everett Hopkins both had solid performances on the offensive line. Wide receiver Noah Charters scored a touchdown in the second half on a long reception from quarterback Michael Colant. Quentin Fields also scored a touchdown in the second half, scoring on the ground from 15yds out.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Hornets struggled to slow down a talented Downers offensive. Standout plays were made by outside linebacker Marques Wesley and defensive end Lucas Pitonak.
The Sophomore team looks forward to getting some key athletes healthy this week and continuing to improve their skills in practice. The team will welcome Willowbrook to their home field on Friday, Sept. 22nd for their homecoming game! The contest will begin at 5:00pm. Freshman The Hornets lost a tough one of Saturday to the DGS mustangs. Luke Terrell carried the load with several catches throughout the game. The Hornets will look to rebound this week for homecoming against Willowbrook.
Week 3 vs. Morton
Varsity The hornets defeated Morton 44-7 Friday at home. The offense got back on track with an explosive performance by Destin Talbert. He returned a punt for a TD and scored 2 more averaging 84 yards per catch. The defense pitched a shutout for the first 3 quarters and let up a score with the second team late in the game. It was the first wsc gold opponent and we look forward to taking on the mustangs of dgs this Friday for the rebel canon. South. JV The hornets started their JV season with a 12 to 0 win over Morton leading the way offensively were Terrell McCray, Devin Smith, and Sam LaPlante. Robert Jones and a swarm of Hornets helped lead to the first shutout of the season.
Sophomore The Hornets played another very tough game Friday night against an evenly matched Morton team. The game resembled week 1 against Prospect as there was no scoring until the 4th quarter. The offense struggled to gain momentum through the first half and was not able to sustain any long drives. The second half saw the Hornets moving the ball with more consistency, but unable to finish with points. Despite the loss, Jeremiah Kinsey played is best game so far at running back. His effort behind the offensive line put the Hornets in a couple positions to score. The defense held Morton scoreless for all but the last play from scrimmage of the game. The Hornets gave up a touchdown run in the dying seconds of the game to fall behind 0-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Jason Williams came a few feet from returning it for a touchdown to give the Hornets a chance to win. Quarterback Michael Colant had a huge impact on the game from his punter position, flipping the field position on multiple occasions to give Morton a long field. The Hornets are excited to get back on the field next Friday, and even more so as they will travel to Downers Grove South to take on the rival Mustangs! The game will begin at 5:00pm. Freshman The freshmen Hornets won big again against the Morton mustangs on Saturday 20-0. Again, the offense was dominating behind Donny Lowdermilk and Jaylen Smith. Jesse Villegas contributed some strong runs as well. This was also the second shutout for the defense. South will face the Mustangs of DGS next Saturday on the road.
Week 2 vs. Lyons Township
Varsity The hornets traveled to Lyons Township Friday to face a ranked 8a team. The final score was not an indication of the game. The hornet defense shined the first half with many great efforts. Offensively the hornets moved the ball well and converted many 3rd down conversions but were unable to finish due to "penalties" as well as some mental errors. The team will learn from the loss and put their best effort into defeating our first WSC gold division opponent this week when we take on Morton.
Sophomore This week’s matchup was a great challenge for the Sophomore football team. Lyons Township was a capable opponent on both sides of the ball. The Hornets competed very well throughout the game, but lost by a final score of 6 –28.
On offense, the Hornets were able to move the ball consistently through the game but were set back by a few untimely mistakes. The offensive line was a huge positive point for the day, with a number of kids playing out of their usual position and contributing very well! Lucas Pitonak, Sean Garrity, and James Kurowski were a big part of the offensive effort on Friday.
The Hornets made a number of huge plays on defense to keep the team in the game. Safety Jason Williams forced a fumble that was recovered by Marques Wesley. Quentin Fields also recovered a fumble forced by Jeremiah Kinsey. Frank Pantoni and Noah Charters both continue to play very well at the cornerback positions, making tackles in space and covering well downfield.
The Hornets will bring the competition back to their home field next Friday night (8th) when they host conference opponent Morton at 5:00pm!
Freshman The Hornets lost a real battle on Saturday at Lyons Township 20-16. Donny Loudermilk threw for a score to Luke Terrell and Jesse Villegas punched one in for his second score of the season. Up next for HSHS will be Morton at home.
Week 1 vs. Prospect
Varsity The hornet defense ate donuts Saturday morning after their shutout vs Prospect. The hornets won their home opener 20-0 behind a strong defensive effort sacking the Prospect qb multiple times. There were some big plays on offense to secure the victory. We look forward to a great week of practice before taking on state ranked LT.
Sophomore The Hornet Sophomore football team opened up their 2017 season in dramatic fashion at home on Friday night! The 6-0 win over Prospect was filled with huge plays and deciding moments. Despite the low score, the Hornet offense moved the ball consistently through the game. Quarterback Michael Colant led the team well throwing accurate passes and making great reads in the running game. Running backs Jeremiah Kinsey and Quinton Fields also made big contributions. Kinsey scored the winning touchdown on an 84yd run in the 4th quarter, while Fields converted on a pair of key 4th down plays. Wide receiver Aman Tezeno was a step away from turning short catches into huge runs on two different plays. The offensive line handled the line of scrimmage all game, led by great efforts from Eric Suda and Everett Hopkins.
On defense, the Hornets gave an efforts deserving of a shutout! Three huge 4th down stands kept the Knights off the scoreboard. Linebacker Faustas Narmontas led the defense, while defensive linemen Lucas Pitonak and Jose Ortiz each made key stops. Cornerbacks Frank Pantoni and Noah Charters locked down the Prospect passing game and made a couple key tackles. The Hornets next game will be at Lyons Township High School on Friday, Sept. 1 at 5:00pm!
Freshman The freshmen Hornets beat Prospect 19-0 Saturday in a game they simply dominated. The front line owned the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and hinsdale south won the turnover battle 3-1. Riding the supreme play of Jalyn Smith and Jesse Villegas, both of whom scored, the offense looked polished and dynamic. The defense, behind Mike Houlmstrom, OJ Jackson, Jesse Villegas, and Deonte Dixon pitched the first of, hopefully, many shutouts this season. Lyons Township is up next for the Hornets.
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