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
In Grind We Trust. It's been the Barrington Broncos mantra this year and it was on full display Thursday night in Palatine when the team dug deep and got past the host Pirates, 26-24, in a colossal MSL West showdown. Using a combination of ball control and stout defense in the second half, the Broncos turned a 14-14 tie at intermission into a 26-14 advantage with just seconds to go in the game in order to move to 6-0 overall on the year. Palatine dropped to 3-3. "These guys p
Schaumburg coach Mark Stilling's gritty bunch nearly pulled out another signature win on the 2017 season, as MSL West conference play began Friday with the Saxons playing host to the Palatine Pirates. Staked to a 14-0 first-half lead, the Cardinal and Gold could not hold on as the visiting Pirates came alive in the second half to complete a thrilling 28-21comeback win. It was the fourth consecutive win over Schaumburg for Palatine, who improved to 3-2 on the season. The Saxon
A colossal showdown between two Class 8A heavyweights lived up to its billing Friday night when Palatine hosted Maine South in a Mid-Suburban/Central Suburban crossover contest. In the end, the visiting 3rd-ranked Hawks managed to outlast the 14th-ranked Pirates in hostile territory, coming away with a 17-14 road win to move to 3-1 on the season. Palatine drops to 2-2. "I told the guys coming in that you've got to win on the road, you've got to win on the road in the playoffs