By Chris Traczek
Daily Herald Correspondent
Heading into the 2019 season, the most important terms for most football teams were blocking, tackling, running, catching and scoring. For Naperville Central and Hinsdale Central, they were, respectively, "relocation" and "referendum."
The Redhawks' hopes this season were boosted by the transfer of four highly regarded receivers into the program, while the Red Devils were just happy to be playing after the passage of a referendum on April 2 saved the program from being shuttered.
If the early returns are any indication, it will be money well spent. The Red Devils completely shut down every aspect of the Redhawks offense on the way to posting a stunning 14-6 season-opening victory.
"We didn't think about (the referendum) at all, we just got in the weight room and got ready for the season," said senior defensive back Ryan Loughlin, who helped spearhead the defensive effort. "We had three ...
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