"After participating in the game-ending handshake, Marcell Kellum tried to limp off the field on his own, but progress was slow.
A few of Kellum’s teammates didn’t have the patience to watch their star receiver slowly leave the field, so they grabbed him by each arm and carried him over to the rest of his teammates. Lyons players celebrated as the football team ran over to its fans for a postgame cheer.
The Lions gave their supporters plenty to cheer about.
It was Hinsdale Central’s homecoming Saturday, but Lyons’ abundant student section stole some of the celebration.
The visiting team’s students rode their bikes to Hinsdale Central and left them against the fence of nearby tennis courts. After the game, the students hopped back on their bikes and headed home, likely creating a traffic jam on eastbound 55th Street.
Lyons (3-3, 2-1) beat Hinsdale Central 35-14 in the West Suburban Silver to keep their playoff hopes alive after starting the season 1-3. Kellum (five catches, 108 yards) performed a big role even though the 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior wide receiver played for barely more than one quarter. He caught the second of five Lyons touchdowns on a 14-yard route from Tom Fiedler with 59 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.
The Brookfield resident then injured his right ankle and left the game following his next catch, a 68-yarder down to the Hinsdale 1. He was diagnosed with a sprain, but is expected to return for Lyons’ homecoming game against No. 16 Oak Park-River Forest (5-1, 3-1) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Western Springs.
Kellum has become the favorite target for Fiedler, a left-handed quarterback in his first full season. Fiedler has completed 74-of-130 passes for 901 yards and nine touchdowns. Kellum has caught 27 passes for 453 yards (16.18 yards per catch) and four TDs."
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Lyons Township's Marcell Kellum helps team with win