Pioneer Press Week 5 football roundup - Hinsdale Central 31, York 7


Hinsdale Central tight end Matt Bjorson capped a 15-play, game-opening drive against York with a catch in the corner of the end zone that was impressive for its athleticism and physicality.

The 6-foot-3 senior leaped higher than his defender, and also reached over him to haul in the 10-yard pass from junior Matt Rush.

The touchdown grab by Bjorson, an Indiana recruit, not only gave the Red Devils a 7-0 lead, it established a pattern: The Dukes (0-5, 0-3) could not contain his size or speed in Hinsdale Central's West Suburban Silver victory on Friday in Elmhurst.

Bjorson added a touchdown catch in the third quarter, finishing with six receptions for 94 yards.

"He (Bjorson) has always been physical, and he has gotten better each week and each year, as well," Red Devils coach Dan Hartman said. "He is at the point now where he is a little bigger and stronger than the kids he is going against, and he is making plays when he gets the opportunity."

Junior running back Luke Skokna rushed for 165 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns for Hinsdale Central (4-1, 3-0).

Patrick Kelly

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