Pigskin Preview: Hinsdale Central (3-3) at Downers North (1-5)

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October 5, 2010

• Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dick Carstens Field, 4436 Main St., Downers Grove

• Last year: Hinsdale Central 41, Downers North 13

• Outlook: In the annual meeting for The Old Oaken Bucket, the Red Devils (1-2 in West Suburban Conference Silver Division) are trying to win for the fourth consecutive year, which would be their longest streak in the series since 20 straight from 1951-70. Hinsdale Central leads the series 40-32-3 overall.

Don't let the record of the Trojans (0-3 in Silver) fool you. They've lost four straight by just a combined 22 points and gave undefeated York (20-14 loss Sept. 24) and powerful Downers South (17-14 Sept. 17) all they could handle. Downers North lost 35-28 Sept. 10 to Lyons Township after a TD and two-point conversion with two minutes left tied it 28-28. On Friday, the Trojans lost to Proviso West 27-21 after nearly rallying from a ... READ FULL STORY,clarendon-hills-hcpigskin-100510-s1.article

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