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Hawks use big second half to stay unbeaten

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Hawks use big second half to stay unbeaten

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
Posted: 11:48 p.m.

By Matt Harness
YourSeason.com

Dave Inserra entered Fridays game 50-0 in the CSL South. The Maine South coach went into halftime down 10 points to New Trier, and his Hawks looked listless. Whatever Inserra and his coaching staff said at the break should be sold as an inspirational video. No. 1 Maine South scored 26 unanswered points in the second half to earn a 40-24 victory over the Trevians in Northfield.They told us to pick our heads up, senior linebacker Luke Lenti said of the halftime talk. We werent playing Maine South football.The Hawks (5-0 overall, 1-0 CSL South) stopped the Trevians (3-2, 0-1) on three downs to start the second half and followed with a score on Matt Alvitis six-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Frankos. Maine Souths defense forced two more three-and-outs in a row, the second highlighted by a blocked punt, and recovered a fumble on another possession. Alviti responded by throwing three more touchdown passes all to different receivers to put the game out of reach.This was not expected, Lenti said of having to come from behind to beat the Trevians.New Trier was the last team to beat Maine South in conference play with its win in 2000, the final season for coach Phil Hopkins, who won the programs first two state championships.The Trevians appeared poised for the upset Friday, scoring on their first possession and leading by 10 twice in the first half. Daniel Olaniyan ran for 143 yards, which included a 73-yard touchdown run, in the first half. The junior was limited to 22 yards in the final two quarters.Quarterback Jack Nykaza scored two of the team touchdown in the first half, while Grant Amick kicked a 27-yard field goal. We werent ready to play at the start, Lenti said. We definitely had to change our attitude.

Podcast: Albert Almora Jr. dishes on his role and the Cubs’ unsung hero that keeps things loose behind the scenes

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Podcast: Albert Almora Jr. dishes on his role and the Cubs’ unsung hero that keeps things loose behind the scenes

Albert Almora Jr. joins Kelly Crull on the Cubs Talk Podcast to weigh in on a variety of topics, including his budding bromance with rumored Cubs target Manny Machado, his expanded role and how he spends his time off away from the ballpark.

Plus, Almora has a surprise pick for the organization’s unsung hero, stating the Cubs would’ve never won the World Series without this guy.

Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here:

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Bulls Talk Podcast: How NBA Draft combine impacted mock drafts

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Kendall also explains why a "promise" to draft a player isn’t guaranteed. He also shares his experience on getting drafted by the Hornets and why he initially felt they were the wrong team for him.

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