Pigskin preview: Proviso East (0-1) at Hinsdale Central (0-1)

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September 1, 2009

•Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, Dickinson Field, 55th and Grant streets, Hinsdale

•Last year: Did not play

•Outlook: The Red Devils and Pirates will try to get their first victories in what both teams expect to be successful seasons.

The Red Devils lost at Wheaton Warrenville South 34-26 Friday in a battle of the Chicago area's top-two rated teams. For the second year in a row, the Pirates lost a close season opener to St. Patrick, this time 22-15 Saturday in Maywood on a touchdown and two-point conversion with less than six minutes left.

Last year, the Pirates (8-3) reached the playoffs for only the second time in program history and recorded their first playoff victory, beating Steinmetz 20-14 before losing to Downers Grove North 16-0.

Four returning all-conference players on offense give the Pirates many reasons for enthusiasm. Wide receivers Corey Cooper ... READ FULL STORY

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