PREVIEW: 5-1 Hinsdale Central Looks to Keep Rolling Against OPRF

The Red Devils are looking for their third straight win as they host the Huskies Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Who: Hinsdale Central (5-1) vs. Oak Park River Forest (4-2)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Dickinson Field at Hinsdale Central High School, 5500 S. Grant St.

Last week: Hinsdale Central quarterback Brian Owens completed 15 of 24 passes for 319 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, outdueling Hinsdale South's DJ Deolitsis, who ran for 211 yards and threw for 166 in a 34-27 Red Devils win Saturday.

Running back Jack Adams finished with 111 yards and two rushing touchdowns on 15 carries. Senior receiver John Claussen caught both touchdown passes from Owens, who also ran for one score.

The No. 11 ranked Red Devils have only one loss this season, and it was a close loss to powerhouse Glenbard West.

"We're on a pretty good roll," linebacker Andrew Pyle said. "We're going to be tough come playoff time."

OPRF, meanwhile, moved to 4-2 last week with a come-from-behind 35-34 home win over Lyons Township. The Huskies trailed by 12 points in the fourth quarter before rallying.

Running backs Jamal Baggett and Jakari Cammon ran for two touchdowns apiece, Baggett for 140 yards on 12 attempts and Cammon for 139 yards on 19 attempts.

Quarterback Lloyd Yates was 14-of-20 with two interceptions, and ran for 93 yards on 16 rushes.

“I saw something in our team that we’ve been looking for,” Huskies head coach Tom Hoerster said after the game. “They had no quit in them. They got down to a really good football team and they could have easily felt sorry for themselves but instead they warriored through. They always believed that they could pull it out.”


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