Varsity Hinsdale South defeated Leyden to end the spring season with a home victory Friday on Senior Night. The final score was 31-21 and there were many standout performances. Donny Lowdermilk, Lukas Kozak, Luke Terrell and Jesse Villegas and Jaylon Smith all had outstanding plays on offense. The defense held most of the game with big plays by Luke Terrell and Griffin Carr. The seniors were a great group to coach and wish them the best in the future.
Freshman vs. Andrew The freshmen hornets won another closely contested game vs Andrew to end the season Thursday night 20-14. Once again the lead changed hands a couple of times during the contest when Andrew took the lead with 1min 30 sec left in the game. A well executed two minute offense resulted in a deep completion to Trae Burke, before Nathan Fundator once again scored from the 5 yard line to put the hornets up by 6. Andrew HS threw a pick with no time left on the clock to seal the win for the hornets, who close the season at 5-1.
Week 5 vs. Addison Trail
Varsity Hinsdale South defeated Addison Trail 44-26 Friday. It was a great team effort but there were many individual standouts. Jaylon Smith scored 4 touchdowns(3 rushing, 1 receiving). Donny Lowdermilk passed for 2 tds. Jaylon Steel ran one in and Lucas Kozak had a great catch to score as well. Mike Urbanski was perfect on his pats after each score. The defense bent a bit but it was highlighted by forcing a safety late in the game to seal the victory. Our last game is this week vs Leyden at home.
Freshman The freshmen hornets won a nail biter Saturday morning vs Addison Trail on a walkoff go route TD from Matt Ballard to Nathan Fundator for 70 yards. The game was back and forth all day with several lead changes throughout. It was Fundator’s second score on the day and Alec Miller also chipped in one, while also converting an important 2 pt attempt at the end. Ultimately, Sam Schylur kicked a beautiful onside kick with 11 seconds left to seal the deal. The hornets are 4-1 going into the final game of the season.
Week 4 vs. Wheaton Academy
Varsity Hinsdale South traveled to Wheaton Academy Friday after Proviso East canceled the scheduled game. The hornets were in a tough battle for most of the game. The defense held solid and forced many turnovers allowing for a 10-0 halftime deficit. The game opened up late because the hornets got worn down and many younger players had an opportunity to play because so many starters were down. The end result was a loss but many lessons were learned. Sophomore Griffin Car led the defense with many QB pressures and big plays. We travel to Addison Trail to get back into conference play this Friday.
Freshman vs. Hinsdale Central The hornets came to play on Saturday morning with a convincing 42-0 win over Hinsdale Central. South executed well on all sides of the ball, scoring several TDs both running and passing. Trae Burke had over 100 yards receiving and QB Matt Ballard ran for a score and threw for a couple. Nick Jason also threw for one. The defense was stifling where many hornets made big plays at the right times. The hornets are now 3-1 on the season.
Week 3 vs. Willowbrook
Varsity Hinsdale South fought hard vs Willowbrook but ended up getting worn down by a very good team. The defense forced 3 turnovers in a very tight first half. Willowbrook pulled away in the second half securing the 42-7 victory. The defensive player of the game was Jaylon Steel with multiple big hits. Offensively Khamani Williams was the player of the game by fighting for tough yards all night. Christian Cloutier earned the special teams player of the game by making perfect snaps all night.
Freshman The freshmen hornets beat Willowbrook Saturday morning 24-14. After a slow first quarter where the warriors took a brief 8-6 lead, Hinsdale south controlled the rest of the game behind some stout defense and passing connections from Matt Ballard to Nathan Fundator and Sam Schyler. South’s defense forced several turnovers in the contest. The hornets are now 2-1.
Week 2 vs. Downers Grove South
Varsity Hinsdale south established their dominance of DGS by defeating them at home for the 4th straight year to retain the rebel cannon. We jumped up early with key plays by QB Donny Lowdermilk and Jaylon Smith. Additionally, Luke Terrell had key catches for TD’s as Jaylon Steel and Khamani Williams ran the ball effectively all night. Our defense bent a bit but did not break securing the victory. It was a huge win at home demonstrating south pride.
JV vs. Oak Park River Forest
Freshman The freshmen hornets lost a heartbreaker on Saturday to DGS 14-7. In a game where nobody could move the ball consistently on the ground, the scoring came down to 3 total deep touchdown passes- of which Downers caught 2 and the hornets 1. That play was from Matt Ballard to Nathan Fundator and went for 65 yards. HS is now 1-1 on this unusual season.
Week 1 vs. York
Varsity Hinsdale South started the spring season with home game vs York after Morton forfeited due to covid. Early in the game we were very competitive despite turning the ball over on 2 of the first 3 drives. York eventually took control and won the game by wearing us down and not making mistakes.
Freshman vs. Morton The freshmen hornets football team began the season on a high note with a 21-12 victory vs Morton on Saturday morning. The HSHS defense began the scoring with a pick 6 by Nathan Fundator on the first mustang possession. And after allowing 12 in the first half, the hornets held Morton scoreless in the second half. Sam Schylar scored on a bootleg throw from Matt Ballard, and late in the game Alec Miller punched one in from the 2 yard line to seal it for Hinsdale South. The hornets are 1-0 on the season.
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