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TFS Sports round-up: Football season ends with playoff loss to Hoffman Estates

October 28-29, 2021

As part of The Lansing Journal’s ongoing efforts to increase sports coverage at TF South, we have asked TFS coaches to provide us with information about their matches/games. The Lansing Journal posts these scores and summaries multiple times per week in a “TFS Sports round-up.”

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (October 29, 2021) — The scores for October 28-29:

October 28

No scores submitted.

October 29

TFS Football

Opponent: First round of playoffs vs. Hoffman Estates High School

Score: TFS’ season and playoff run ended at the hands of Hoffman Estates 34-26.

In a rainy and windy evening at Hoffman Estates High School, TF South and the Hoffman Estates Hawks traded blows throughout their playoff matchup. TFS drew first blood in the game with a touchdown run in the second quarter. After another running touchdown, the halftime score was 14-7 favoring TFS.

After a quick score from Hoffman Estates evening the score at 14, TFS senior star Ernest Temple intercepted a Hawks pass near midfield and returned it for a touchdown, again giving TFS the lead, 20-14.

Hoffman Estates then scored two consecutive touchdowns, aided by a TFS fumble. The score was 28-20 favoring the Hawks.

With seven minutes left in the game, TFS senior Jacob Urdiales heaved a long pass down the field that was tipped and then caught for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was no good, however, and TFS remained down 28-26.

After another touchdown by Hoffman Estates that put TF South down by eight points, TFS marched down the field and threw a couple of final-minute heaves to the end zone to no avail. The final score was 34-26 favoring Hoffman Estates.

Despite the loss, TF South had a good season this year, going 6-3 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

The TF Sports sports schedule can be found here. TF South is located at 18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing, IL.

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.