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NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - Nine Fighting Hawks selected to All-MVFC teams


ST. LOUIS – After capturing its 27th conference crown and becoming the first team in the Missouri Valley Football Conference to do so in its first year in the league, nine North Dakota student-athletes were named to the conference's all-league teams on Thursday. The voting was conducted by the MVFC and featured coaches, sports information directors and select media from each school.
The Fighting Hawks, who played as an FCS Independent during the 2018 and 2019 seasons, saw two players earn All-MVFC First Team selections for the first time in their careers.
Running back Otis Weah led the conference in nearly every rushing category, pacing the league in yards per game (114.0), ...
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - Nimz’s TD pass & Alex Carrillo’s interception in season-ending win point to promising future for rising VU


It’s been almost three years since Valparaiso University quarterback Ben Nimz arrived on campus.

And the 6-foot-5, 205-pound redshirt sophomore believes there’s something different about VU’s program these days.

“It just feels like we should be winning, and this is another step,” he said. “We’re going to keep getting better and move on from here. We’re confident in ourselves, that they have to beat us. That’s the mindset we have going into games now.”

Results like VU’s win Saturday are the ones driving this newfound belief.

VU (4-2) completed its abbreviated season with a thrilling 20-19 Pioneer Football League win against San Diego at Brown Field.
NEWS > #RedDevilsAlum - Late touchdown lifts Valparaiso to first win over San Diego since 2003

Paul Oren
Apr 17, 2021

VALPARAISO — Braden Contreras never had a doubt that he caught the football.

Valparaiso quarterback Ben Nimz believed his receiver, seeing a foot land in bounds on a fade to the corner of the end zone late in Saturday’s season finale against San Diego. Second-year coach Landon Fox was on the other side of the field without a good vantage point, so he started planning the next play.

Four agonizingly long seconds passed as Contreras pled his case to the officials. Finally, two arms went in the air and Brown Field exploded. When San Diego’s final heave was intercepted less than a minute later, the Victory Bell ...
NEWS > Scouting Week 5 football in DuPage County (20210415)

By Bob Narang
Daily Herald Correspondent



Glenbard West (2-0, 1-0) at Hinsdale Central (4-0, 4-0) When: Friday, 7 p.m.

2019 result: Glenbard West 20, Hinsdale Central 17.

Outlook: This should be one of the best games of the season. The Hilltoppers enter with a slight disadvantage with only two games under their belts compared to Hinsdale Central's four games. The Red Devils can spread the ball and attack the Hilltoppers' stout defense from a number of ways, from quarterback Michael Brescia's running to a plethora of a talented receivers. Establishing the ground attack is a good way to slow down Glenbard West's talented group of running ...
NEWS > Student athlete profile (20210414)

By Pamela Lannom

Name: Luke Gatewood

Year: senior

Hometown: Hinsdale

When did you first start playing football?

My freshman year. Coach (Tom) Dodd, the freshman coach, recruited me and a bunch of others guys on the team called me out. I've loved it ever since.

What do you enjoy most about the sport?

We have a family built at Hinsdale Central. All the guys, we have mutual respect for each other. The hard work that goes into the game is something I've grown to love over the past four years.

How has it felt to crush the competition so far this season?

It's felt great. As ...