Hinsdale Central Pigskin Preview Hinsdale Central (7-2) at Downers South (7-2)

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October 30, 2008

Hinsdale Central (7-2) at Downers South (7-2)

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, Mustang Stadium, 1436 Norfolk, Downers Grove

OUTLOOK: The Red Devils will try to beat a higher seed in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs for the third year in a row. The Mustangs, making their 12th straight playoff trip, seek their first playoff victory since 2005.

Hinsdale Central's John Whitelaw and Downers South's Chandler Whitmer are regarded as two of the state's top junior quarterbacks. Whitelaw has rushed for 747 yards and 13 TDs and is 92-for-166 passing for 1,455 yards and 15 TDs with five interceptions. Whitmer has passed for 1,244 yards and 12 TDs with three interceptions.

Since losing its first two games, 21-20 to undefeated Bolingbrook and 32-24 to York, Downers South plowed through a weak West Suburban Conference Gold Division but also is gaining momentum, confidence ... READ FULL STORY

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