Varsity The Hornets lost to St Laurence in the sweet 16 of the IHSA playoffs. We are extremely proud of our young men for all their accomplishments this season. Only 1 team finishes the way they want, it wasn't us but we continued the tradition of playoff success. South Pride!
Week 10 vs. Crete Monee
Varsity The Hornets defeated the #1 seeded Crete Monee Friday. The final score was 28-20 in an exciting back and forth game in Crete. It was a true team effort with major contributions being made by multiple players. We play home vs St. Laurence of Burbank, Saturday Nov 4th at 6:00 pm in the second round of the IHSA playoffs.
Week 9 vs. Hinsdale Central
Varsity The Hornets lost to Hinsdale Central. The first half was very close and competitive but they were able to come up with some long yardage pass plays the second half to open up the lead. It was senior night so every senior was introduced with their parents/ guardians prior to the game and were also able to play in the game. The Hornets became playoff eligible and matched up with Crete Monee round 1
Sophomore This past Friday the Sophomore Hornet football team played the last game of their season against district opponent Hinsdale Central. The game did not go as the Hornets would have hoped, and the final score reinforced that fact. What the final score did not indicate was how much energy and effort the young men on the team poured into that game, and the season as a whole. Finishing with a 3-6 record overall, the sophomore team improved from a 1-win season a year ago as freshmen. The improvement may seem uninspiring, but it represents considerable effort and focus from a small group of dedicated young men. In their effort this year, the Hornets also knocked on the door of a 5-win season as they lost two hard-fought games on the last play of each. The Hornet coaching staff is very proud of their consistent effort.
The Sophomore team as a whole would like to thank their parents, friends, and Hornet fans who helped make this a fun, rewarding football season!
Looking forward to next season, the Sophomore team is committed to sticking together and preparing themselves to be the best team they can possibly be! SOUTH!
Freshman The hornets lost a tough one to end the season against Hinsdale Central 31-6 on Thursday night. The game was not indicative of the season as a whole, however, as this year’s freshmen went 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Omari Jackson made the plays of the game with an interception and fumble recovery from the nose guard position. This will be a special team for years to come.
Week 8 vs. Leyden
Varsity The hornets lost to Leyden on Friday by a score of 21-17. Turnovers proved to be the difference. They scored 2 touchdowns on interceptions while only scoring 1 on offense. The hornets racked up over 300 yards of offense but had difficulty scoring in the red zone. We take on Central this Friday.
Sophomore Back on the winning track! The Hornet sophomore team dominated the Leyden Eagles on Friday night to earn their 3rd win of the season. They took control of the game early, scoring on a 75yd touchdown pass from Michael Colant to Noah Charters. Colant would add another passing touchdown to Aman Tezeno, and a rushing score as well. Quinton Fields took most of the snaps at running back and scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Derek Singleton also played running back and proved to be a very dangerous ball carrier as well.
On defense, the Hornets controlled the line of scrimmage and were able to stifle the Eagle’s running game. Everett Hopkins led the defense, playing very well at both inside linebacker and nose guard.
Next Friday evening at 5:00pm the Hornets will play the last game of their season at home against Hinsdale Central! The team looks forward to finishing the year strong.
Freshman In a rain-soaked final conference game of the season, the freshmen Hornets emerged victorious with an 18-0 in over Leyden. What can be said? The defense pitched the shutout, Lowdermilk threw for two TDs and ran for one, and the hornets go into the final game of the season Thursday night with a conference record of 5-1 and 6-2 overall.
Week 7 vs. Addison Trail
Varsity The hornets improved to 5-2 and are playoff eligible with the victory over Addison Trail by the score of 23-15 . Destin Talbert had another big night with 3 receiving touchdowns.
Sophomore The Sophomore football team endured another hard-fought, last second loss this past Friday. Addison Trail kicked a field goal with seconds remaining to go ahead 23-20, the eventual final. The Hornets battled hard the whole game in spite of wind and rain throughout. The offense found its stride early in the game, mainly a result of the offensive line clearing gaps and Jeremiah Kinsey running very well. Kinsey scored two of the Hornet’s three touchdowns, punishing the Blazer’s defense for the majority of the game. Jason Williams also had a huge impact on the game, both on offense and defense. Williams set up his 28yd touchdown reception from Michael Colant as the first half expired by carrying a reverse 34yds on the previous play. The Hornets hope to continue their offensive success in the last two games of the season!
On defense, the Hornets dominated the line of scrimmage for the majority of the game. Williams continued his impact on the defensive side of the ball by locking down the Blazer’s best receiver for the entire game. A few big plays, especially late in the game, proved to be the difference in the game.
The Hornets look forward to traveling to Leyden next Friday for their last conference game. Kickoff will be at 5:00pm!
Freshman The Hornets won 34-14 Saturday vs Addison Trail in a game that saw a lot of explosive plays from the hinsdale south offense and a defensive TD for the first time this year. Once again, Donny Lowdermilk and Kalen Smith made some big plays, also highlighted by an amazing 2 yard TD run by Jesse Villegas. Phillip Choisser and Luke Terrell also came up big in the receiving corps. The defensive line led by Mike Holtram and OJ Jackson was once again dominant. The Hornets are now 5-2 on the season.
Week 6 vs. Proviso East
Varsity The hornets improved to 4-2 with a 51-6 victory over proviso east. Scoring was led by QB Justin Kolzow connecting with WR Destin Talbert 3 times. Marquese Garrett added 2 rushing touchdowns. The defense was stout all night and a big effort was made by Kamron Lipscomb on special teams. We take on Addison Trail this Friday. South
Sophomore The Sophomore Hornets got back on the winning track Friday night with a 44-8 victory over Proviso East. The team competed well in all phases of the game from start to finish. Offensively, the Hornets scored the most points of the season so far, gaining significant yard on the ground and through the air. Quarterback Michael Colant had his hand in four of the six touchdowns on the day, throwing for two and running for two more. Jeremiah Kinsey rushed for two touchdowns, gaining yardage in big chunks throughout the game. Aman Tezeno made big plays from his wide receiver position, catching a touchdown pass and a pair of two point conversions. Tezeno also had an impact on special teams, returning punts and kickoffs to set up field position for the offense. Noah Charters also added a touchdown, his second receiving touchdown of the season. All of the offensive production was made possible by consistent play on the offensive line. Tyler Breskey, Lucas Pitonak, Sean Garrity, Everett Hopkins, and James Kurowski handled the Pirate defense for the majority of the ball game.
On defense, the Hornets made big plays at critical moments. The secondary was tested through the whole game as the Pirates threw the ball deep early and often. Frank Pantoni, Josh Hargrove were tough to beat at their corner positions, while Tezeno and Jason Williams each made plays at Safety.
The Hornets next game will be back at home this Friday against Addison Trail! The game will kickoff at 5:00pm.
Freshman The Hornets pretty well trounced the Proviso East Pirates on Thursday night 28-0. The defense continues to roll, but the highlight of the game was a kickoff return by Jaylen Smith for touchdown. The Hornets are now 4-2 on the season.
Week 5 vs. Willowbrook
Varsity The Hornets lost 33-38 vs Willowbrook on Friday in a game that had almost 1000 yards of total offense. The offense was led by Destin Talbert who racked up 248 receiving yards and scored 5 touchdowns. Qb Justin Kolzow had 381 yards passing and threw 5 TD passes. We take on Proviso East this Friday at Proviso.
JV The Hornets JV beat Willowbrook 26-12 to remain undefeated. Leading the way defensively were Kamron Lipscomb, Terrell McCray and a host of other Hornets. Offensively the leaders were Sam LaPlante Devin Smith Ron Burrage, Terrell McCray and Evan Zenger. Making it all work up front was the strong oline play.
Sophomore The Hornets welcomed Willowbrook to their home field on Friday night for a conference game. Both teams should be commended for competing well in extremely hot conditions with limited roster sizes. The Warriors proved to be a strong opponent, pulling away late in the game for a 24-42 win. The Hornets offense started fast with a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, a short pass from Michael Colant turned into a huge play when Aman Tezeno broke a few tackles and sprinted up the sideline for a score. The offense struggled with consistency throughout the rest of the game, moving the ball but unable to turn drives into points. The defense also came up with a big play early when outside linebacker Marques Wesley intercepted a pass and returned it to the Willowbrook 3yd line. Everett Hopkins had a big game on defense as well, playing well at both middle linebacker and nose guard. The Willowbrook offense was able to convert on a few key 4th down plays, once in the 1st quarter and again in the 3rd, which proved to be the difference in the game.
The Hornets look forward to taking on Proviso East next Friday night. The matchup will start at 5:00pm at Proviso East. Freshman The freshmen Hornets took out last week's frustration on the Willowbrook Warriors Saturday, winning 29-14. Hinsdale South dominated most of this game, which featured multiple TD passes by Donny Lowdermilk. Proviso Easy is up next in a Thursday night conference showdown.
Week 4 vs. Downers Grove South
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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