Friday night's football game isn't the only big bout this weekend between rivals Hinsdale Central and Lyons Township. The 37th annual Silver Brick Match between the Central and LT boys soccer teams is set for Saturday afternoon in Hinsdale.
The match is set for 4 p.m. at Dickinson Field.
Last year, the Lions beat the Red Devils 1-0 in La Grange. Then-senior midfielder Elliot Borge scored the lone goal for LT in the 50th minute.
“It’s one of the oldest rivalries in the state and we want it to be about rivalry and passion, and all of that,” LT head coach Paul Labbato said after that game.
Last year's Lions win is one that got some big attention around Hinsdale after LT dad and Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass donned blue and gold to a speaking engagement at the Hinsdale Public Library.
The game is played each year to honor the American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 300, which feeds both high school programs.
“Honoring that connection between our programs and the community is what drives this game each year,” Red Devils coach Mike Wiggins said last year. “We’re excited about seeing these young kids on a regular basis.
“This is a rivalry that goes back a long, long time. You can talk to guys from the ‘70’s that played in this game and they’ll still come back and share those stories.”