Friday, January 11, 2013
Even placed among some of the best high school athletes in the country at the Semper Fidelis bowl, the Maine South senior emerged as a top player in the game.
Maine South quarterback Matt Alviti is coming off one heck of a game. According to Recruiting.Scout.com, Alviti "comes from a high school system that will have him prepared for college. He is a great passer who can make all the throws. "He has touch when he needs to, velocity when he needs to, and does very well on the run. He's an athletic kid who can make plays with his feet and escape the rush and he has great poise and intangibles," the website added. Alviti was recently named a top performer in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Although his team lost, Alviti finished 10 of 12 and passed for 104-yards and a score. The game aired on NFL Network on Jan. 4. You can check out some video of the game here. The Semper Fidelis All-American…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Maine South lost their Class 8A quarterfinals match 29-23 against Glenbard North Saturday at home.
It was an emotional finish for the Maine South Hawks as their undefeated season came to a halt and hopes of making it back to the state championship in Champaign reached an end. The first seeded Hawks had trouble from the start, with two sacks on senior quarterback Matt Alviti in the first quarter, and only managing seven points. The second quarter also was rocky for the Hawks, as the Glenbard North Panthers scored 14 consecutive points. Maine South added a 51 yard field goal by kicker John Oberheide, making the score 14-10. The start of the second half gave the Panthers an 11 point lead, as junior running back Justin Jackson ran for 88 yards and a touchdown on the first snap of the second half. "Not a way to start the second half," said…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Maine South won in the opening round of the Class 8A playoffs with a 42-7 win over Lane, the Park Ridge Herald Advocate reported.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Maine South beat Lane 42-7 in the opening round of the Class 8A playoffs, the Park Ridge Herald Advocate reported. Maine South (10-0) will host Hoffman Estates' Conant High school in the second round. Conant beat New Trier 14-0, the newspaper reported.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Maine South will face Lane Tech at home Saturday, Oct. 27 in the first round of the Class 8A football playoffs.
Maine South will take on Chicago's Lane Tech High School in the first round of the Class 8A football playoffs at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at home. Maine South (9-0) is the top seed in the bracket. The Hawks have held opponents to 117 points on the year, while scoring 333. Lane Tech (5-3) comes into the games as a clear underdog, having ended its season with a 42-6 loss to Simeon. The winner will face either Hoffman Estates' Conant High School or Winnetka's New Trier High School.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
The big plays from Maine South's 13-9 victory over Wheaton Warrenville South Friday night.
Friday night’s matchup between Maine South and Wheaton Warrenville South in Park Ridge was dominated by defense. Maine South's defense would be too much for the Tigers, and the Hawks won 13-9. Wheaton Warrenville South were the first to score when Patrick Gardner completed a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead. The Hawks responded when Matt Alviti ran for a 2-yard touchdown at the end of the first quarter. Maine South trailed 7-6. Earlier: Maine South Bests Wheaton Warrenville South with Stellar Defense Maine South pulled ahead to 13-7 when Paul Preston ran the ball for 106 yards for a touchdown. Maine South linebacker Tyler Fahey made a big play in the fourth quarter when he tipped a pass and controlled it for an …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Maine South's defense leads the Hawks past Wheaton Warrenville South 13-9.
When Maine South's schedule was released for the 2011-2012 season, high school football fans across the region were instantly attracted to the September 2 game against the Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers. Etched in everyone's memory was the Tigers' 44-7 pasting over the Hawks last year. To make matters worse, the game was on national television. Maine South would certainly respond by winning out and taking home its third consecutive class 8A state championship. However, that did not take away from the importance of this year's game, especially it being at home for Maine South. It was clear that the Hawks would not allow the Tigers' offense to dominate again. That defense led Maine South to a 13-9 victory in front of a packed Wilson Field …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Players file into assembly to applause.
Maine South Hawks football players made their entrance through a line of cheerleaders and Hawkettes to the cheers of fellow students at a Friday afternoon assembly in the school's gym. Principal Shawn Messmer, who took the helm at the beginning of the school year, congratulated the team on its state championship. "They've wowed us for the third year straight with the state title. For that we should be extremely proud," Messmer said. "And they couldn't be here without your support at some level." David Inserra, the Hawks' head coach, thanked a long list of people, including the players, his fellow coaches, the cheerleaders, Hawkettes, parents, the school and fans. He also recognized the 38 seniors on the team, who have played their last …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sideline conduct at Saturday night's state championship game under investigation; school faces possible sanctions.
Only two days after winning the state championship in 8A division high school football, allegations of impropriety hit the Maine South football program Monday. The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) warned of the possibility of stripping the school of its Class 8A football crown as a result, then later clarified that it may impose sanctions rather than take away the title. "There are a variety of sanctions that could be imposed in this situation, including suspensions or the loss of postseason hosting opportunities, but based on what we know at this juncture, it is unlikely that any of those sanctions would include Maine South forfeiting its state championship," said IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman. The IHSA said the wrongdoing…
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Maine South tops Stevenson for 10th straight victory thanks to team's smallest player.
Junior Maine South running back Paul Preston knew he'd get his opportunities in Saturday night's 8A quarterfinal versus Stevenson. "Defenses are watching [quarterback] Matt [Alviti] because he's having a great season," Preston said. "So they're not keying on the run." The 5-foot-4-inch back carried the ball 17 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Hawks to a 20-9 win over the host Patriots in Lincolnshire in the Illinois High School Association's football playoffs. "He's small and quick," Hawks head coach David Inserra said of Preston. "They get their hands on him and he squirts out of it." In a seesaw match that featured 12 punts, 12 sacks and one safety, Maine South led 13-9 through almost the entire second half. But with 2…
Sunday, October 31, 2010
The momentum was lopsided from the start.
Saturday afternoon was slated to be a football war between the Maine South Hawks and Notre Dame Dons, two local teams in which players from Niles and Park Ridge know each other from having gone to school together and playing sports together as they were growing up. But instead of two evenly-matched teams wrestling for domination, Maine South blew out the Dons 47-0 in the first round of the class 8A playoffs. On the opening drive, Hawks quarterback Matt Alviti avoided being sacked multiple times by the Dons' front seven and threw a 38-yard pass to senior receiver Scott Derrick for a 7- 0 lead. "Our receivers can break off (our routes) and find holes in the defense to get open. That's one of our strengths," Derrick said after the game on …