Lemont Hornets dominate Panthers in playoff opener

LEMONT – The streak keeps building for the Lemont Hornets’ 83-pound Gold team.

After going a perfect 8-0 in the regular season, the Hornets kept their undefeated streak going with a 30-12 win over the Carol Stream Panthers in the first round of the playoffs.

The Hornets, who play their next playoff game against the Wheaton Rams at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Lemont High School, held the Panthers to zero points and negative 10 yards until the fourth quarter, by which time Lemont was well on its way to a win.

The Hornets once again had impressive performances on both sides of the ball, as well as special teams.

Four different Hornet players scored touchdowns during the game.

If the Hornets top the Rams on Saturday, they would advance to the Super Bowl game next weekend.