Football team captures Oaken Bucket for 11th consecutive year

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Kabir Sawlani, Ali Ardehali, Section Editor, and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
September 18, 2017

The football team retained the Oaken Bucket once again on Saturday, Sept. 16 after a 33-3 blowout victory against Downers Grove North (2-2) on Dickinson Field.

The Red Devils have played Downers Grove North every season for the “Old Oaken Bucket” since 1935. The team has defeated Downers Grove North every year since 2007 and retained the Oaken Bucket since then. In the bucket’s 82-year history, Central has won it 48 times.

The Red Devils got on the board first as Matt Rush, junior quarterback, scrambled for a touchdown.

Downers Grove North then successfully hit a field goal for their only points of the day, making it 6-3.

The eventual rout ensued as Rush threw a 78-yard touchdown to Garrett Oakey, senior wide receiver and running back. Quentin Wallace, senior kicker, hit a 33-yard field goal at the end ... READ FULL STORY

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