Daily Herald: Benet withstands Hoffman Estates rally

SHARE Daily Herald: Benet withstands Hoffman Estates rally

Paul Michna/pmichna@dailyherald.comBenet’s Alec McEachern (48) and Hoffman Estates’ Mishan Bradford (21) clash during the Hoffman Estates at Benet football game Friday.

It wasn’t pretty, but like Benet football coach Pat New told his kids afterward, it’s all about survival.

Hoffman Estates, making its first foray into the state playoffs in 22 years, rallied from a 23-0 halftime deficit to tie the game early in the fourth quarter, but Benet scored on a 30-yard run by Marty Dosen with 3:24 remaining and the Redwings held on for a 29-23 victory in a first-round Class 7A playoff game Friday at Benedictine University.

“It was an ugly second half,” New said. “But credit Hoffman Estates. They showed great heart. It sounds like an excuse, but that wind was unbelievable. We kind of buried them in the first quarter with the wind and got momentum, and they kind of buried us in the third quarter and got momentum.”

Read more at the Daily Herald…

The Latest
Today’s update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day’s biggest stories.
High schoolers with suicide risk behaviors are more than 4 times more likely to have experienced cyberbullying than youth who don’t have suicide risk. It’s essential to address bullying at school as part of adolescent suicide prevention.
Giannoulias entrará en las elecciones generales de noviembre como el candidato favorito.
Alrededor del 20% de los votantes registrados en Chicago participaron el martes, un total no oficial que marcaría la tasa más baja de la ciudad desde 2014.
No se reportaron heridos en el incendio.