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Downers Grove South High School West Suburban Gold
No. Name Class Height Weight Position
Battaglia, Nicholas Junior 6-0 255
Gonzalez, Juan Junior 5-6 320
Harper, Manny Senior 5-10 190
Miller, Zachary Senior 5-10 270
1 Coates, Patrell Senior 5-9 185
2 Douglas, Myron Senior 5-10 155
3 Jones, Parker Junior 5-11 150
4 Coyne, John Senior 6-1 145
5 Robinson, Kristopher Junior 5-5 186
6 Marley, J. Matthew Senior 5-10 175
7 Lucas, matthew Senior 5-9 157
8 Greenwald, Matthew Junior 6-1 190
9 Janes, Lan Senior 6-2 210
10 Neumann, Stefan Junior 5-6 140
11 White, Damani Senior 6-2 185
12 Tonoff, Joseph Senior 6-1 178
13 Martinez, Anthony Junior 5-10 199
14 LaCivita, Charley Senior 6-4 230
15 Marchioretto, Jacob Junior 6-0 155
17 Gupta, Viraj Junior 5-11 155
18 Neumann, Jack Junior 5-4 145
19 Smith, Ian Junior 6-0 164
20 Rzeszutko, Edward Junior 5-7 120
21 Lara, Kevin Junior 5-5 125
22 Adank, Sam Senior 5-11 175
24 Lagunas, Jose Junior 5-7 130
25 Biedermann, Brandon Senior 5-6 160
26 Hanek, Alex Junior 5-10 150
28 Freko, Blake Junior 5-6 135
29 Scheffel, Tom Junior 6-0 150
30 Holous, Jacob Junior 6-2 188
31 Cotter, Hayden Senior 6-0 175
32 Heavey, Kyle Sophomore 6-0 160
33 Strelak, Nathan Junior 5-8 185
35 Martinek, Elias Junior 5-2 105
36 Cornejo, Armando Senior 6-0 155
37 Washington, Deante Senior
40 Galway, Nathan Senior 5-9 220
41 McAleer, Jacob Senior 5-10 175
42 Gafron, Cooper Junior 5-10 155
44 Rome, Jayden Junior 6-1 160
45 Walsh, Kyle Junior 5-11 170
54 Burke, Keiran Junior 6-0 180
55 Diekevers, Steven Junior 6-1 260
57 Garcia, Joseph Junior 5-10 250
58 Foley, David Junior 5-10 215
59 Lee, Jr, David Junior 5-85 185
62 Paskvan, Nick Senior 6-1 260
63 Santucci, Jonathan Junior 6-2 240
68 Olsauskas, Alex Senior 5-8 200
69 Villalobos, Sergio Junior 5-11 200
70 Laude, Brendan Junior 5-11 245
71 Brindza, Alexander Junior 5-10 330
72 Rocco, Andrew Senior 6-2 250
73 Portell, Mark Senior 5-9 210
75 Galvan, Michael Junior 5-9 245
76 Kowalski, Matthew Senior 6-3 260
78 Kays, Travis Junior 5-8 250
79 Ferreri, Kyle Junior 5-10 345
81 Schilling, Brandon Senior 6-2 161
83 Nelson, Andrew Junior 6-5 155
85 Wurster, Jacob Junior 6-3 155
86 Issa, Ali Sophomore 6-2 187
88 Liaromatis, Jacob Senior 6-2 155
99 Vujovic, Milan Junior 6-4 260
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Willowbrook’s Freddie Clay (2) and Willowbrook’s Chris Diaz (21) celebrate a TD during the Glenbrook North at Willowbrook football, second-round playoff game Saturday.
Paul Michna | Staff
Willowbrook not done yet
Updated Nov 5, 2016 9:05 PM
Willowbrook could not have dreamed up a better start to Saturday’s Class 7A football second-round game.The Warriors played a nearly perfect first quarter and rolled past visiting Glenbrook North 49-21 in Villa Park and advance to the quarterfinals. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Willowbrook coach Nick Hildreth said. “We’ll take a little time, let it sink in. It’s a little hard to enjoy in the moment because we’re waiting to see what happens with East St. Louis and Glenbard North.”The No. 23-seeded Warriors (8-3) will continue the program’s best season since 1990 when they host No. 2 East St. Louis (11-0) at 2 p.m. next Saturday in the quarterfinals.“It’s a feeling that 26 classes before us haven’t felt, and it’s amazing,” said right tackle and co-captain Luke Halloran. “It’s something we worked for all year.”Willowbrook hit No. 7 Glenbrook North (9-2) hard from the start, figuratively and literally. The Warriors scored on their first five possessions, tearing through the Spartans’ defense with ease.“Every time we scored we got back to the sideline and we were just like, Oh, they can’t stop us. They can’t stop us,” said Halloran, confirming Saturday’s game as the best the Warriors have played this season. “And we just kept going. Never stopped, never quit.”“There’s a lot of times where as a coach you can’t sleep (after a game) because of scheme or calls or things like that,” Spartans coach Bob Pieper said. “This was just they were more physical than us. We didn’t tackle well. Too many three-and-outs on offense. It was kind of the perfect storm in a bad way.”The Warriors totaled 576 yards of offense even though they earned a running clock with 5:53 left in the third quarter when Chris Diaz ran for his second touchdown of the day for a 49-7 lead.“They knew what we were going to do, we knew what they were going to do and they executed better than us,” Pieper said. “They deserve all the credit. We’re not as bad as we played, they’re probably not as good as they played.” The Warriors were very good. Jack Jessen ran for 221 yards and 3 TDs on 28 carries. Diaz totaled 129 yards on 12 carries. “I would just block and turn around and (the running backs) would be 20 yards downfield,” Halloran said. Quarterback M.J. Ranieri completed 9 of 11 passes for 171 yards. Khalif Copeland intercepted two passes and Scott Tumilty picked off another.“They were more physical than us, and that’s really hard for a coach to say,” Pieper said.Follow Orrin on Twitter @Orrin_Schwarz
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