October 2, 2008
Hinsdale Central (4-1) at Downers North (3-2)
• KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Carstens Field, 4436 Main St., Downers Grove
• LAST YEAR: Hinsdale Central 21, Downers North 6
• OUTLOOK: This West Suburban Conference Silver Division game is the battle of the Old Oaken Bucket, a rivalry dating back to 1935 that Hinsdale Central leads 38-32-3.
Downers North, with only three starters over 200 pounds, has won its last two games, upsetting York 21-10 and beating Proviso West 21-7 Friday after leading 7-6 at halftime. The Trojans have lost to Prospect 48-14) and Downers Grove South (21-0).
Jermal Jones is the Trojans' leading rusher with 440 yards on 71 carries with three touchdowns, including a 35-yard TD against Proviso West.
Running back/free safety Joe Tokarski (399 yards, 66 carries, 1 TD) and middle linebacker Daniel Sheppard (6-foot, 173 pounds), ... READ FULL STORY