Daily Herald Reports Published: 9/30/2007 5:59 AM
Hinsdale Central improved its record in the Old Oaken Bucket rivalry game to 39-30-4 with a 21-6 victory Saturday in West Suburban Silver football action in Hinsdale.
In the process, the Red Devils (5-1, 3-0) ended the playoff hopes of Downers North (1-5, 0-3).
Hinsdale Central ran just 21 plays in the first half yet led 14-0.
"It was really a defensive struggle, and we knew it would be," said Hinsdale Central coach Mike DiMatteo.
Rich Zajeski ran in a partially blocked punt from midfield to start the scoring. Fullback Billy Auriemma went behind left tackle Ben Morrison and left guard Robbie Mains for Hinsdale Central's second touchdown.
The Red Devils led 21-0 after quarterback John Whitelaw's touchdown pass to receiver Troy Laing.
Downers North, which had reached deep into Hinsdale Central territory several times without capitalizing, finally broke the ice in the ... READ FULL STORY