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Waubonsie Valley hands Hinsdale Central another early playoff exit

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By Patrick Kelly
Pioneer Press


The Hinsdale Central football team already had a list of major accomplishments this season heading into its opening-round Class 8A playoff game Saturday. The Red Devils won the West Suburban Silver title and finished the regular season undefeated for the first time since 2004.

Postseason success will not be added to that list.

Waubonsie Valley, the 31st seed in Class 8A, upset the second-seeded Red Devils 33-23. It was the second straight season Hinsdale Central (9-1) dropped its playoff opener at home.

"It is really disappointing, they busted their (butts) to go 9-0, and then to go out on your field in the first round is never the way you want to go," Hinsdale Central coach Dan Hartman said. "But we did not play our best game today, for sure."

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