Cyr, Pettis-Taylor combo pushes Hoffman Estates past T.F. South
As Thornton Fractional South conducted its final practice in preparation for its contest versus Hoffman Estates a special guest made an surprise appearance-- a hawk flew in and perched itself just a few yards away from coach Bob Padjen’s team. “I didn’t notice it at first until my players told me,” Padjen said with a laugh. “It’s our playoff hawk who comes over to bring us luck.” Unfortunately for T. F. South, that luck ran out as it saw a mid-third quarter lead go by the wayside as the host Hawks would outscore it 20-6 the rest of the way, eventually holding on for a 34-26 win at Garber Stadium in round one Class 7A action Friday night.