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NEWS > Female football player tackles stereotypes

Lamis Alnatagfi, Lia Reichmann, Editor-in-Chief, and Saba Ali, Editor-in-Chief
September 16, 2019

Normally when most people think of football they think of a tough, buff, and sweaty guy, what may come as a surprise for many of us is that there is a girl on Central’s football team. People often have the stereotype that football is a guys’ sport, however junior Chiara Gregor proves otherwise.

Gregor’s dad played football when he was 19 and ever since then Gregor knew about football and how to play it. As a freshman, Gregor was too scared to play but when sophomore year rolled around, she tried out for the sophomore team.

“When I joined football, I was ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Nick Franko does a little bit of everything, leads Hinsdale Central past District 86 rival

Franko blocked punt, fumble recovery key plays in 27-7 Red Devils' win


DARIEN – Nick Franko didn’t begin playing football until he was in eighth grade.

Four years later, it’s obvious it didn’t take long for him to get up to speed.

The Hinsdale Central senior linebacker is a third-year starter and co-captain on a team with great expectations.

Franko also plays on special teams and has seen some action at fullback, bringing a versatility that is surpassed only by his unselfish attitude.

“I’ll do whatever is best for the team because at the end of the day, we’ve got to win games,” Franko said. “I’ll ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Nick Franko’s big plays help Hinsdale Central top rival Hinsdale South

Patrick Kelly

Hinsdale Central linebacker Nick Franko made two huge plays against Hinsdale South on Friday night that were weeks in the making.

It was no coincidence that Franko was in a position to block a punt, and later to recover a fumble. His game-changing plays were the result of meticulous preparation.

“He works his butt off. He is one of those kids that you want to see succeed,” Red Devils coach Brian Griffin said. “Because every day, in and out, he is working harder than everybody and bringing people along with him.

“He is a true team player. You love when a kid like that is in the right spot ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum 7 things about center Brian Allen

Sep 10, 2019

Sarina Morales

Each week during the season, we interview a different Rams player to find out about their lives on the field as well as off of it. Team Reporter, Sarina Morales, asks the questions fans want to know, in a fun and conversational interview. This week, center, Brian Allen spoke to Sarina about his love of singing, his dislike for touching people before games and donut floaties.

Sarina: We know you're talented but what's something that we don't know about you. A hidden talent?

Brian: I can’t say it's a talent, I just love to sing. I don't sing ... you know what I mean? ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Football season starts with a win against Naperville Central

Natalia Berti, Saba Ali, Editor-In-Chief, and
Lia Reichmann, Editor-In-Chief
September 4, 2019

On Friday, Aug. 30 the football team faced Naperville Central on Dickinson field.  Kicking off the season, the Red Devils defeated the Redhawks 14-6.

"The defense played great as an entire unit. Everyone who was out there made big contributions to holding an explosive offense to only six points. While a lot of players made big plays, Ryan Loughlin and Luke Pyle consistently made plays when it mattered," said Mr. Brian Griffin, varsity football coach. "Offensively, we made big plays when we needed them most."

Micheal Brescia, junior quarterback, made a 61-yard run in the first quarter, which put Hinsdale Central in ... READ FULL STORY