Submitted by Scott Schmid on October 16, 2009 - 11:46pm
York knew it needed to win Friday's night home tilt against Hinsdale Central to have any chance of reaching the postseason. John Whitelaw had other ideas.
The Red Devils' senior quarterback rushed for 189 yards while passing for another 122, leading the visitors to a 41-20 victory over the Dukes in Elmhurst.
With the win, Hinsdale Central captured their fifth consecutive contest while improving to 6-2 on the fall. York fell to 3-5 and were officially eliminated from postseason consideration.
Jake Knowles kicked off the scoring with a one-yard TD at the outset of the second quarter. Then, after the Red Devils recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Whitelaw ran it in from three-yards out to make it 13-0.
York would answer with a one-yard touchdown run by Mike DeBernardis, which was set up by a 77-yard pass reception by Ryan Kent.
But Hinsdale Central responded with a 27-yard touchdown run by David Lutz and one-yard TD run by James Maillet to up the score of 27-6. Whitelaw then found Kolby Ourada for a 30-yard score right before halftime to put the game out of reach.
The Dukes scored second-half touchdowns on a 17-yard pass from Sam Cleary to Evan Fendley while Kent added a 55-yard run to paydirt.
Whitelaw added a five-yard scamper to round out the scoring for the Red Devils.
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