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.
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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