Lyons Township led early behind the inspired play of sophomore quarterback Tom Fiedler, but rival Hinsdale Central rallied for a 24-20 victory Friday at Bennett Field.
Starting in place of injured Zach Mahoney, Fiedler, a sophomore, completed 15-of-25 passes for 285 yards, highlighted by an 80-yard pass to Jemari Burks, who finished with four catches for 152 yards. Fiedler also tossed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Matt Mrazek and kicker Jake Elliot contributed a pair of field goals.
The Lions (2-3, 1-2 West Suburban Silver) expect Mahoney and other injured starter/Northwestern recruit Matt Harris back this weekend as LT takes on host Oak Park Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a key conference matchup.
LT boys soccer
The fourth time was the charm for the Lions regarding their pursuit of a Pepsi Showdown title. After losing in the Pepsi championship game in 2006, 2009 and 2011, LT finally earned the elusive title with its 1-0 victory over perennial rival Morton on Sunday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.
Lyons defender Ben Larson scored a goal in the 48th minute that paved the way to victory for LT, which improved to 11-3-1 on the season.
RB boys soccer
The Bulldogs defeated Timothy Christian 2-0 in Metro Suburban Conference action as Santiago Beltran scored both goals for RB. The Bulldogs (8-4-2, 4-0) also played to a 1-1 tie against Proviso West in a nonconference game.
RB boys golf
RB took on two of the premier golf programs in the state last week, losing 158-185 to Glenbard South and 155-174 to Illiana Christian. Austin Adamec scored a team-best 40 for the Bulldogs in both dual conference matches.
RB girls tennis
Led by the stellar play of No.1 singles player Salem Baer (17-6), who won three matches, the Bulldogs claimed their invite championship over the weekend. The double team of sophomore Nina Dorenbos and junior Isis Galindo also played well in the Bulldogs’ impressive performance.
LT girls swimming
The Lions defeated Hinsdale Central 110-76 in a West Suburban (Silver) Conference dual meet. The Lions swept the relay races along with individual event race winners Elly Vitek (200 free, 500 free), Louisa Hoffman (50 free, 100 free), Kristine Rosenberger (100 butterfly) and Elizabeth Murphy (breaststroke).
“The girls are always excited when we beat Hinsdale Central,” LT coach Kurt Johns said. “It was a nice win for us and our program.”