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Fill-in fills the bill, Backup stands out in secondary, scores on blocked punt


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HINSDALE CENTRAL 21, DOWNERS GROVE NORTH 6

By Bob Sakamoto
Tribune staff reporter

September 29, 2007, 9:49 PM CDT

THinsdale Central came into the storied 72-year rivalry Saturday against Downers Grove North minus its starting cornerbacks, just like the Bears are about to do against the pass-happy Detroit Lions on Sunday.

The Red Devils inserted junior reserve running back Rich Zajeski into the secondary, and his heroics led Hinsdale Central to a 21-6 victory at Dickinson Field in Hinsdale.

"I looked up, the ball was coming down and I just grabbed it," Zajeski said about the blocked punt he returned 40 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. "What was I thinking? Touchdown."

Billy Auriemma scored from the 1-yard line on fourth down just before halftime to provide Hinsdale (5-1, 3-0 West Suburban Silver) with a 14-0 lead.

Downers North (1-5, 0-3) finally scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass from ... READ FULL STORY
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