NEWS - Alumni Player

Devils find positives from opening loss


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August 30, 2007
By Bill Stone | SPORTS WRITER

Senior Troy Laing may be an offensive newcomer at slot back for the Hinsdale Central football team, but he spent the preseason making his teammates become comfortable.

That especially was true for sophomore starting quarterback John Whitelaw.

Hinsdale Central quarterback John Whitelaw (center) gets taken down by Wheaton Warrenville South's Mark LaBelle during the second quarter of Friday's season opener in Wheaton. (Photo for The Doings by Raymundo Luna)

"Throughout the week of the practice game, he'd come into the huddle and try to tell me to laugh and relax. He'd make fun of teammates just as a joke and lighten everything up," Whitelaw said. "He and I are becoming closer and closer as it goes on."

There wasn't much to smile about for the Red Devils after Friday's season-opening 20-6 loss at defending Class 8A state champion Wheaton Warrenville ... READ FULL STORY
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