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 Iowa commit gashed the Hawks (10-3) defense for 317 yards and 4 TDs on the ground while also adding a TD toss in the victory.
"Too much Evans tonight," said Hawks head coach Tim Heyse. "He'll probably be player of the year in the state."
Just a week after Hoffman Estates held Belvidere North and its triple-option offense to just 162 yards of total offense in the quarterfinals, Prairie Ridge proved to be a different animal altogether with Evans amassing 172 yards rushing and two scores on his own in the firs...