Hoffman Estates' senior middle linebacker James Burks 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, Burks received a $500 check towards tuition at the University of Illinois, where he will be attending in the fall. "Jimmy was one of the best student-athletes to ever come through our football p
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.
All good things must come to an end. Strike that. All GREAT things must come to an end. With a trip to Dekalb and a spot in the 6A championship game on the line, Hoffman Estates suffered its first home loss of the season on Saturday night in the semifinals, as visiting and defending state champions, Prairie Ridge, rolled to a 42-21 victory in front of a packed Garber Stadium. Wolves senior quarterback Samson Evans proved to be every bit the real deal, and then some, as the Io
Triple Option: An American football scheme used to offer several ways to move the football forward on the field of play. The triple option is based on the option run, but uses three players who might run with the ball instead of the two used in a standard option run. Stopping the Triple Option: (See: Hoffman Estates Hawks Defense) Facing a triple option offense for the first time this season, the Hoffman Estates Hawks defense kicked it into another gear on Saturday in a 6A
If you've ever seen the chicken chase in "Rocky II" then you'll have a general idea of how daunting a task it is to tackle Barrington's Ray Niro. In the scene, Rocky Balboa attempts to coral a live chicken as part of his training regimen to improve his quickness, and just when he thinks he's got the fowl cornered, it eludes him yet again. Life imitated art on Saturday afternoon for the Hoffman Estates Hawks defense when it visited Barrington and attempted to bring down the Br