Palatine's senior offensive guard Carson Walker was one of two recipients to be awarded the "GridIrons Gives Back" scholarship for excellence in the classroom as well as on the gridiron. Sponsored by the law offices of Kelleher & Buckley, LLC., and in conjunction with GridIrons, Walker received a $500 check towards tuition at Illinois State University, where he will be attending in the fall. "Carson is an exceptional young man in many ways," said Palatine head coach Corey Ols
The last time the Hawks and Pirates met, it took two overtimes for Palatine to emerge as the victor. Not this time. Behind a superb team effort defensively, the Pirates (14-10, 5-3) put the clamps on the Hawks Friday night en route to a 41-29 home victory. They remain one game behind conference-leading Barrington (18-4, 6-2) in the MSL West race. "We had a battle with Hoffman last time we played them, and know what they're capable of," said Pirates head coach Eric Millstone.
Let these numbers marinate for a second: 19 receptions, 281 yards, 5 touchdowns Those would be pretty good stats for a high school wide receiver over the course of a season, let alone a single game. But on Saturday night in Palatine, Pirates senior wide receiver Johnny O'Shea did just that in a second round 8A playoff game against the Edwardsville Tigers. "He's a unique kid," said Pirates head coach Corey Olson. "A once in a lifetime player that you may get to coach." Despite
Upsets, Shmupsets. Anyone who has watched the Palatine Pirates play this year knows full-well that they are no No. 23 seed. But that's the hand they were dealt to start the Class 8A playoffs, as the Pirates were paired with the 10th-seeded South Elgin Storm in the first round. Playing near-perfect football for 48 minutes on both sides of the ball, Palatine upended South Elgin 24-3 at Millennium Field in Streamwood on Saturday to advance to the second round of the playoffs, lo
It may have taken until mid-October, and Friday the 13th of all days, but the Palatine Pirates finally notched their first home win of the season by defeating the Conant Cougars 27-14, at Chic Anderson Stadium. In doing so, the Pirates moved to 5-3 overall and qualified for the playoffs with a game yet to play in the regular season. "It's a great feeling, we have a great tradition here at Palatine," said Pirates quarterback and birthday boy, D.J.Angelaccio. "The offensive and