ETHS boys football: Trevians boot Kits 2-0, collect the trophy from the fire hydrant


The Evanston Township High School men’s soccer team handed New Trier their first defeat of the 2021 season in a battle of unbeaten teams last fall.

The Trevians waited an entire year – plus 75 minutes – to return the favor on Tuesday night at Northfield.

Goals from Cole Driscoll (19th minute) and Wyatt McAlexander (62nd minute) and a solid defensive performance from the hosts secured the 2-0 win which saw New Trier (10-1-2 on aggregate) claim the trophy fire hydrant which is awarded. to the winner of the rivalry match each year.

Evanston, now 7-1-2, still leads the all-time football series standings with 44 wins to New Trier’s 43. The two rivals have drawn 22 times.

The start of the match was delayed 75 minutes by lightning and thunderstorms in the area. That expectation only teased the football appetite of the nearly 1,000 spectators who turned out to see two teams who could easily meet in the final of the Class 3A Glenbrook South sectional tournament in a few weeks.

New Trier had the upper hand on Tuesday in a wide open game where no one possessed the ball for more than a few heartbeats.

That’s not the style Evanston wanted to play.

“It was a game of [different] styles,” said Evanston head coach Franz Calixte. “They just kept popping the ball [with deep kicks] to those very quick guys they have up front, and their defense did a good job staying back so we couldn’t attack with numbers.

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