DGS wins coveted cannon from Hinsdale South


Samantha Bachara

The Mustangs take the field during the Oct. 1 football game.

Jake Hahn and Annie Metherd

DGS won the cannon back from crosstown rivals Hinsdale South after many years during the football game on Friday, Oct. 1. The cannon is a tradition amongst rivals DGS and Hinsdale South, with the victor of their varsity football game receiving the cannon until the next instance where the teams play each other. The final score of the game resulted in a Mustang victory 14-7 over the Hornets.

This is an appreciated win for the Mustangs, both in football and with the cannon. Coach Anthony Nevrly commented on what he believes the Mustangs did well during the game.

“I think our defense has been just awesome since Downers North, Proviso East and against Hinsdale South… they’ve been keeping us in games and giving our offense the opportunity to put some points on the board,” Nevrly said.

Offensive lineman Joseph Dorner discussed what the win against Hinsdale South means not only to him, but to his team as a whole.

“This win means a lot to us because we have all worked very hard this past week to make sure we are prepared for them. Hinsdale South is one of the tougher teams in our conference, so this win means a lot because we know we can compete against a lot of other teams at a high level,” Dorner said.

In football seasons to come, DGS hopes to retain ownership of the cannon and continue to win games on the football field. DGS’ next game will be on Friday, Oct. 8, against Addison Trail.