Gallery: Glenbard West raced past Hinsdale Central 37-7 Saturday. According to High School Cube News:
Glenbard West almost seems to have to have too many go-to players on offense sometimes.
That’s a problem Hinsdale Central would like to have right now.
Saturday was Donahvon Vaughn’s turn in the spotlight for the No. 6 Hilltoppers, who warmed up for next week’s showdown with No. 19 Oak Park-River Forest by cruising past the Red Devils 37-7 in Glen Ellyn.
Vaughn, a transfer from Glenbard North, ran 17 times for 181 yards with No. 21 Hinsdale Central mostly focused on containing Scott Andrews. That strategy didn’t work so well in the red zone though, as Andrews (11 carries, 38 yards) scored on runs of five, one and seven yards.
Vaughn was content to wait his turn in a running back rotation so deep that the Hilltoppers could afford to give Devonte Toney the day off as a precautionary measure and not miss a beat.
“We always like blocking for each other,” Vaughn said. “It’s a lot different [system] than Glenbard North, which is a one-back team. But when you come together as a team and block for each other, it’s like Glenbard North — it’s one unit.”
“They tried to shut down Scotty and Donahvon did well,” Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlet said. “With that [said], our offensive line had to do pretty [well]. They were all inside-the-tackle [runs] and that means we’re getting a good push up front.”
Not that the Hilltoppers (4-1, 3-0 West Suburban Silver) didn’t open things up occasionally. After going up 7-0 on Andrews’ first touchdown at 8:34 of the first quarter, the Hilltoppers forced a three-and-out and then made it 14-0 on the next play when Drew Vogg hit Hayden Carlson in stride for a 41-yard scoring pass at 6:39.