The Hinsdale Central-Hinsdale South Doings Cup football rivalry continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday at South. The injury-plagued Red Devils have an 18-12 series edge, winning the last 11 games by a combined 387-125 score.
This year's game also pits family against family as senior center for South, Jake Dorrance will play against his dad's team who is the defensive coordinator at Central.
According to High School Cube:
Jake Dorrance is expecting plenty of relatives at Friday’s game against Hinsdale Central. The only question is what side of the field they will sit.
Dorrance is hoping they will be with the Hinsdale South fans, but it’s likely the Willowbrook family will be split for the 31st annual Doings Cup football game between District 86 schools Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday in Darien.
For the first time, South senior center Jake Dorrance will be playing against his father’s team. Veteran coach Tom Dorrance is the defensive coordinator for Central, but Jake Dorrance didn’t play in last year’s showdown because he missed much of the regular season with a concussion.
Jake Dorrance got doctor’s approval to play this season and has helped revive the Hornets (3-3), who have won three straight games after starting 0-3.
Meanwhile, the Devils (3-3) have dropped back-to-back games in the WSC Silver. Central holds an 18-12 edge in the series, including 11 wins in a row going back to South’s last victory, 35-27 in 2001.
Both father and son are trying to maintain a business-as-usual attitude.
“It’s going to be like any other week except my dad is preparing for the same game,” Jake Dorrance said. “I’m excited about this game.”
Already Jake has heard from a couple of cousins and his grandmother who plan to be in the stands. Jake’s mother Janet also intends to be at the game, along with at least two of his four brothers.
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