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NEWS > Football team wins game against rival LT

Zoya Anjarwala, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and Lia Riechmann, Editor-In-Chief
October 28, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25,  Central’s varsity football team faced its biggest rival, Lyons Township (LT). It was a home game and the stands were packed with students cheering from both schools. Poms and cheer performed during the half-time show.

The rivalry between Central and LT ignites friendly but intense competition between the two schools. During the week leading up to the game, both schools supported their teams by posting hype videos on their Instagrams to encourage students to go to the game.

This game marked the end of the season with a victory for Hinsdale Central, defeating LT with a score of ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum: Lohmeier Named William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist


National Football Foundation Release
Lohmeier Release from NFF (PDF)

(IRVING, Texas) – Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 185 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that Carnegie Mellon's senior defensive end Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) is one of 12 finalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Mazda. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership. Lohmeier is the lone Division III representative and is ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Hinsdale Central and Lyons Township football rivalry remains strong tradition at both schools


It appears the excitement over the longtime football rivalry between Hinsdale Central and Lyons Township high schools is in the DNA of the Zaheer family of Oak Brook.

Riz Zaheer, a Central senior who has been in the marching band since his freshman year, heard about it often heading into high school.

“My dad is a Central grad, and I know there’s a lot of history and tradition with this rivalry,” Riz said Friday, shortly before the Red Devils hosted LT. “It gets really rowdy at school the week before this game, but not in a bad way. The energy just really picks up. I’ll miss that ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Lucas Schwartz, Mitchell Anderson motivated to help Hinsdale Central make long playoff run

Steve Reaven

As the playoffs approach, many senior football players begin to reflect on their time on the gridiron.

For Hinsdale Central starters Lucas Schwartz and Mitchell Anderson, that story starts with their time on the freshman B team.

“Freshman year was pretty rough,” said Schwartz, now a standout defensive end. “I may have come in cocky, and I should have worked harder. But after that experience, I made it my goal to get to varsity.”

The added motivation worked, and Schwartz made his varsity debut at the end of his sophomore season. Now in his second year as a starter, Schwartz has been one of the Red Devils’ top defenders. Before Hinsdale ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Glenbard West dives past Hinsdale Central for OT win

Kevin Schmit

First effort, second effort, third effort ... Nic Seifert was ready to put in 10 efforts to get the football over that goal line.

The Glenbard West senior running back's 1-yard touchdown dive in overtime sealed Saturday's 20-17 victory over Hinsdale Central at Glen Ellyn's Duchon Field.

Initially stuffed on third and goal at the 1, Seifert kept driving until he was finally brought down in the end zone by two defenders. With Seifert's arms raised in the air, his teammates soon jumped on top of him as a massive celebration ensued.

By winning the showdown between West Suburban Silver unbeatens, the Hilltoppers clinched at least a share of ... READ FULL STORY