Brian Owens helps Hinsdale Central purge bad memories of loss to Proviso West
Hinsdale Central plays at Proviso West, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Proviso West players, including Kenneth Mullins (No. 35) stand together before the game kicked off. | J.Geil ~ For Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 10, 2012 5:40PM
HILLSIDE — When Hinsdale Central lost to Proviso West last season, it was the one defeat that stung the most for quarterback Brian Owens.
He eased the pain a bit with his performance Friday in the Red Devils’ 34-25 West Suburban Silver win in Hillside.
Owens completed 15-of-27 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns.
“It was a big win,” Owens said. “It was hard losing to them last year. I remember blowing a lead last year and it was hard walking off the field. We knew they were going to be tough; they beat us the last two years, but we felt confident coming in and executed.”
Junior receiver Ian Bunting also had a huge day for the Red Devils (3-0, 1-0 Silver), catching seven passes for 210 yards, including touchdown receptions of 58 and 68 yards.
John Claussen had a 42-yard TD reception and Jack Adams, who rushed for 84 yards on 24 carries, caught a four-yard TD pass from Owens.
John Andrews booted two field goals in the win, including a 42-yarder.
“It’s a monkey off our back,” Hinsdale Central coach Rich Tarka said. “They really have a lot of good athletes and play hard. We knew we had our hands full.”
Proviso West quarterback Anthony Dorsey completed 11-of-24 passes for 209 yards, while Demetrius Streeter had seven catches for 157 yards and a TD. The Panthers dipped to 2-1, 1-0.
Pick up your local Doings newspaper on Sept. 13 to read more about the Hinsdale Central football team.