Varsity The Hornets defeated Proviso East in the historic first game in their new stadium 55-12. We were hitting on all cylinders and racked up points quickly forcing a running clock. The Defense swarmed the qb all night forcing negative plays that put the offense in great position. Griffin Carr set the single season record for qb sacks during the game. Khamani Williams also had an interception for a touchdown. On Offense Jalin Steel led the scoring with 3 TD's and Anthony Montez totalled 2 TD's with great running ability. LAte in the game Matt Ballard threw a 30 yard TD pass to Trae Burke. Mike Urbanski totaled 7 PAT's and 2 FG and was a favorite of the Proviso East announcer. We will finish up the season at home Friday vs Addison Trail for senior night
JV The JV Hornets defeated Proviso East 50-16 on Monday. The offense turned in a great effort, with touchdowns coming from a bunch of players. The run game had a dominant day, with Alec Miller rushing for 3 touchdowns and John Collins rushing for 2. Matt Ballard had a strong day through the air as well, adding a long touchdown pass to Denzel Davis. The defense held Proviso East in check for a lot of the game, causing a lot of turnovers, one interception returned for a touchdown by Sam Schuyler. Every single JV player got into the game on Monday and contributed to the big win, having a ton of fun in the process. The JV Hornets wrap up their season Saturday morning against Addison Trail.
Freshman vs. Fenwick The freshmen hornets struggled against Fenwick in a 40-7 loss. The game was fairly even for much of the first half, before a 95 yard interception return with no time left put Fenwick up by three scores. The hornets did get on the board late with a 3 yard plunge by Grant Dietrich. The hornets are technically 4-4 on the season as a result of a Proviso forfeit and will play for the conference title this Friday vs Addison Trail.
Week 7 vs. Willowbrook
Varsity The Hornets lost to Willowbrook 33-7 on Friday. THe Hornets had more first downs but were not able to capitalize on the big play like Willowbrook was able to. We had 168 yards rushing with Steele and Montez leading the way. Additionally we lost the turnover battle and found ourselves down 14 -0 without having an offensive play. Hurley had some quality blocks and our lone touchdown came late in the game from Robbie Spang. Mikey Urbanski added the PAT. We travel to Proviso East this Friday at 6 pm. Freshman The freshmen hornets keep rolling offensively with a 41-28 win over Willowbrook to keep a share of first place in the conference. In a game of much passing it was actually the running game that got it done with Mikey Jefferson and probably the best o line in the conference. Nick Okrim connected on a couple of clutch throws as well to Apollo Cobb, Aiden Ferrare, and Taeshawn Wilson. Amari Alexander also had two big TD runs in the game which gives him a half dozen on the season. The hornets are now 3-4 overall.
Week 6 vs. Downers Grove South
Varsity THe hornets lost to DGS for the first time in 5 years by a score of 7-14. We had opportunities multiple times to tie or take the lead but we were not able to convert on the opportunities. Offense opened the game with a 94 yard drive to score capped off by a 3 yard Ryan Kohlsaat rushing touchdown. The extra point was good but we missed a field goal later in the first half. Offensively, Jaylin Steel ran tough with over 160 yards rushing. We outgained DGS on the ground as well controlling the clock for most of the game. Our defense let up 2 scores but played physical creating negative plays for dgs most of the night. Dylan MCMurray and Griffin Carr demonstrated great effort and Khamani Williams returned to the team to make some quality plays at corner. We host Willowbrook this Friday. With a victory we put ourselves in position for a chance at a conference championship despite the loss.
JV The JV Hornets won their game versus Downers South 21-7 on Monday. The defense did its job, stifling the Mustang offense all game. The Hornet offense was led by QB Matt Ballard, who rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another to WR Nathaniel Fundator. The JV Hornets improve to 3-3 and 2-1 in conference with an important week of practice coming up to prepare for a big weekend of games against Willowbrook.
Freshman The freshmen hornets lost a wild one on Saturday morning 47-41. Hinsdale South was down three scores at one point in this one but recovered 2 onside kicks that led to a couple scores late to tie it at 41 before DGS scored with 27 seconds left on the clock. Time unfortunately ran out on the hornets but this was one of the most exciting freshmen games I’ve ever been a part of. The hornets are 2-4 on the season but 2-1 with still a chance to tie for the conference.
Week 5 vs. Morton
Varsity The Hornets defeated Morton 24-14 in front of a great homecoming crowd Friday. Morton opened the scoring but were quickly bottled up by the defense and had negative yards the second half. Offensively Cassidy Whitaker scored 2 touchdowns and Jaylin Steele recovered a Griffin Carr sack fumble for the 3rd touchdown. Mikey Urbanski kicked a field goal and was perfect on the night with 3 point after attempts. Griffin Carry led the defense with a standout effort. He had 10 tackles. 4 sacks, 6 TFL, 4 hurries, 2 pass break ups and 1 sack fumble that was returned for TD. We travel to DGS this Friday to retain the cannon.
JV The JV Hornets defeated Morton 37-20 on Monday. The offense was firing on all cylinders as QB Matt Ballard accounted for 3 touchdowns, 1 rushing and 2 through the air to Trae Burke and Denzel Davis. QB Robbie Spang and RB Alec Miller also ran for a touchdown each, and the offense was 3/3 on two point conversions! The defense did their job, forcing Morton into long drives and often giving the Hornet offense great field position. Denzel Davis also had a huge interception. The JV Hornets are now 2-3, and move to face DGS on the road next Monday!
Freshman The hornets took it to the Morton Mustangs on Friday night to win 31-14. It was a great homecoming game for Hinsdale south that featured two long scores by Amari Alexander and a TD reception for Matthew Jaffery from Nick Okrim. Mikey Jefferson also scored on the evening. Ian LaPatt kicked another field goal in the process after a well executed two min drill. The hornets head into a showdown Saturday morning with inter conference rival DGS. HSHS is now 2-3 in the season and 2-0 in conference.
Week 4 vs. Hinsdale Central
Varsity The game vs Hinsdale Central was delayed due to the weather but we were still able to honor those that served as part of our "salute to service" game. The wounded warriors made out better than the Hornets Friday by raising money for a great cause. Hinsdale Central won the game after pulling away late 49-0. We started strong, moving the ball only to be called back on holding penalties the first 3 drives on first down. Our 4th offensive drive resulted in an interception. Defensively, we played tough but eventually got worn down with so many 2 way players. Central passed the ball effectively by making plays over our DB's a few times for big plays putting the game out of reach.
JV The JV Hornets lost a tough game to Hinsdale Central on Monday, 6-34. The Hornets kept the game close to start, but the game got out of hand as South could not take advantage of some opportunities they had to keep the game close. However, the Hornets never lost their energy and effort and that is something to build on as we move forward in this young JV season! Onto Morton next week!
Freshman The freshmen hornets lost a tough battle Friday night vs Hinsdale Central high school 39-19. In a game that was tied at half and the hornets were winning at multiple points, the Res Devils were able to exploit some late turnovers to break three game open. Okrim through two scores to Ferrare and Jefferson also scored on the ground. The hornets are 1-3 on the season but still undefeated in conference.
Week 3 vs. Leyden
Varsity Hinsdale South defeated Leyden 21-0 on Friday at their home field. It was a strong defensive performance all night leading to a shutout. The team received donuts Saturday for their effort. Ryan Kohlsaat led the team in scoring by running 1 and throwing a TD to Nathan Fundator. We added a blocked punt that was returned for a TD as well by Logan Bryant. Josh Sander and Griffin Carr led the way on the offensive line. Dylan McMurray was solid on defense as the unit forced multiple turnovers creating an advantage that helped seal the victory. We look to get back to being healthy as we take on Hinsdale Central this Friday.
JV The JV Hornets fell to Leyden 8-22 on Monday. The Hornets could not come back from a slow start despite great efforts late in the game to do so. Matt Ballard completed a long touchdown pass to Trae Burke, but other than that the Hornets were kept off the scoreboard by a great Leyden defense. The Hornet defense did their job but faced a lot of tough situations on Monday. Despite the final score, there was also a lot to like about the team’s effort and performance. The team will take this game as a learning experience and continue to get better. The JV Hornets play host to rival Hinsdale Central next Monday.
Freshman The freshmen hornets finally got in the win column on Saturday morning 31-13. It was a great team effort as Okrim connected several times with passes to Deshawn and Tashawn Wilson and Aiden Ferrare. Mikey Jefferson and Amari Alexander also contributed strong efforts behind an O line that dominated the Eagles. Furthermore, for the second game in a foe Aiden LaPat kicked a field goal. The hornets improve to 1-2 on the season.
Week 2 vs. OPRF
Varsity Injuries, penalties and turnovers contributed to the loss to OPRF 48-7 on Friday. As a small 6A school, we had to play perfect to compete with the 8a school but were unable to do so. We had opportunities but eventually shot ourselves in the foot, killing offensive drives. Field position and 3rd down conversions were the issues on defense. Cassidy Whitaker was dominating on defense while Josh Sander had an outstanding offensive performance on the line. Mikey Urbanski excelled as our kicker and punter in the special teams game. We need to get healthy and eliminate mistakes moving forward as we open WSC gold conference play this Friday at Leyden.
JV The JV Hornets lost a tough one in overtime to a great OPRF team 28-36 on Monday. On a day that was extremely hot, and a game that lasted nearly 3 hours, the Hornets held strong through four quarters and were extremely resilient. Trae Burke and Matt Ballard each picked up first half rushing touchdowns, and Ballard hit Sam Schulyer on a passing score. Schulyer then had a huge punt return to set up the Hornets in OPRF territory with a few minutes left to set the Hornets up for a game-tying Alec Miller touchdown run. The Hornets battled their way to overtime despite facing a ton of adversity throughout the game. Despite the final result, the Hornets played their tails off and had a lot to be proud of on Monday. The JV Hornets travel to Leyden to face the Eagles next Monday.
Freshman The freshmen hornets lost a very close battle with OPRF on Friday night 20-17. There’s no easy way to say it except that the hornets outplayed the huskies in this one- the officials just didn’t see it that way. A couple nice throws from Nick Okrim to Aiden Ferrare, and nifty running by Amari Alexander put the hornets up early in this one. Also, Matthew Jeffery put an important conversion for south on the board early as well. Impressively, Aiden LaPatt kicked a 25 yard FG- a real gem in a freshman game. The hornets begin the season 0-2 with the Leyden Eagles on the horizon.
Week 1 vs. Deerfield
Varsity The Hornets lost week 1 to visiting Deerfield 16-39. Penalties were the real issue, setting the offense back and giving our defense a short field many times in the first half. The Hornets rushed the ball well at times behind a solid performance by many offensive linemen. We racked up over 300 yards of offense as Jaylon Steele was the leading rusher and even thanked the line after the game in front of the team. We have plenty of room to grow and get better this week. Mike Urbanski added the first points by kicking a field goal, Robbie Sang ran in a touchdown and the defense swarm the ball and had a defensive score. We travel to OPRF Friday.
JV The JV Hornets defeated Deerfield 12-0 on Saturday morning. The defense put together a dominant effort, holding Deerfield scoreless and hardly letting them cross midfield. On offense, the Hornets were led by a cast of great plays, and touchdowns were scored by Alec Miller and Trae Burke. Matt Ballard led the offense with strong play at the quarterback position. The JV Hornets travel to OPRF next Monday. Freshman The freshmen hornets dropped a tough one in the season opener to Deerfield HS 46-7. After taking an early lead 7-0 on a bomb from Okrim to Ferrare, the hornets struggled the rest of the way on both sides of the ball. Up next for Hinsdale South is OPRF. The hornets are 0-1 on the season.
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