Playoffs: Hinsdale Central Ousted After Another Tough Loss to OPRF

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A heads-up play by a senior running back led to a Husky win Friday night in the first round of the 8A playoffs.

By Joe O'Donnell
October 26, 2012

Senior running back Tom Odell caught a wild 50-yard touchdown pass off of a tipped ball with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter and Oak Park-River Forest came from behind again to beat Hinsdale Central, 28-24, in the first round of the 8A playoffs Friday night in Hinsdale.

Trailing 24-21 on that final Huskies drive, sophomore quarterback Lloyd Yates threw a ball down the sideline intended for senior wideout Ryan Nelson. Hinsdale Central safety Andrew Eck tipped the ball away from Nelson, but Odell was in the right place at the right time, caught the ball, and dashed into the end zone.

Odell said he was hoping to be Yates' original target on the play, but he didn't give up on the play when ... READ FULL STORY

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