First Game a Win for Hinsdale Falcons 133 Silver White
Hinsdale Falcons 133s Silver White quarterback Max Mittlestadt prepares to launch his touchdown pass to Michael Paunove. | Submitted by Katie McGowan
Updated: September 7, 2012 12:10PM
ELMHURST — Hinsdale Falcons 133 Silver White kicked off its season Sunday by defeating the Elmhurst Eagles 7-6 at Berens Park in Elmhurst.
After a scoreless first quarter, quarterback Max Mittlestadt threw a pin-point touchdown pass to Michael Paunove in the second quarter. James Dellaportes ran for the extra point to put the Falcons up 7-0 at the half.
Davis Palo led the Falcons defense, sacking the Elmhurst quarterback to prevent the Eagles from converting the extra point after a third-quarter touchdown. Tramel Braham recorded key tackles for loss of yards. Brian McCarty, Kyle Casper and Shayan Hussain also collected tackles.
Michael Paunove, McCarty and Colin Fuller led the team in rushing, with Dellaportes and Palo finishing as the top receivers. Helping anchor the offensive line were Nate McGowan, Hussain, JP Athens, Casper, Braham, Jake Pena, Cameron Senica and David Brown.
Defensive linemen Braham, Athens, McGowan, Senica, Brown and Hussain were steady. Other key contributors were Andrew Kladis, Sam Fathizadeh, Ray Shyrock, Chris Hernandez and Brandon Heimsoth.
The Falcons are coached by Mike Halligan, Paul Athens and Mike Mittlestadt.