Addison Trail offers a counterpunch

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SEP 6, 2014
Brian Pitts

Addison Trail was not fazed in the least bit.

Trailing a Hinsdale Central team that pulled off a major upset last week against Bollingbrook, which entered the season as the Chicago area's top-ranked team, the Blazers showed what kind of team they are.

Fueled by a smashmouth defense that was flying all over the field, Addison Trail scored 18 unanswered points to capture a hard-fought 18-10 victory over the visiting Red Devils in Addison. Linebacker Eric Gilliam led the way with an interception and two fumble recoveries. Linebacker Zach Atiyeh also had an interception.

Atiyeh, linebacker Brandon Webb and defensive linemen Josh Madrigal and Robert Rinaldi were especially disruptive in the backfield too.

"We are aggressive," Gilliam said. "We get out there and punch people in the mouth and fly to the ball. They have nowhere to go. We were not going to stop until the fourth quarter ... READ FULL STORY

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