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A rose, then a thorn: Bad exchange puts damper on Payton Thorn's big night as Naperville Central falls


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Blake Baumgartner
Naperville Sun

8/25/2018

With momentum seemingly on Naperville Central’s side late in the waning moments Friday night, Payton Thorne believed something big was about to happen.

His connection with Cade McDonald had been flourishing all game, and all Thorne and the Redhawks needed was one more throw.

It never got to that point.

A bad exchange at Hinsdale Central’s 11-yard line with 1:30 to play handed host Naperville Central a tough 35-34 loss.

“I knew we were going to score, but it’s the simple things that we do every day — the quarterback-center exchange,” Thorne said. “That was on me.”

Thorne, the Western Michigan commit, completed 16 of 31 passes for 345 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

Thorne and McDonald hooked up nine times for 194 yards and two TDs to lead the Redhawks (0-1).

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