Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Pirates lose to the Loyola Ramblers 19-7.
Palatine came up just a bit short in their hopes to qualify for the Class 8A semifinals, losing to Loyola 19-7 Saturday in Wilmette. “We just didn’t execute,” Palatine coach Tyler Donnelly said. “Give them credit.” Palatine (10-2) was just moments away from receiving the opening kickoff when the lightening detector sounded, delaying kickoff for nearly 90 minutes. Then, when played resumed, on the Pirates first play from scrimmage, Loyola deflected a pass and intercepted the ball at the Palatine 23-yard line. The Palatine defense, led by Jesse Bobbit, Cam Kuska, Thomas McHugh, Dan Riddle, John Serio, Luke Rago and Josh Baldus, came up big, limiting the Ramblers to just a field goal. As good as Palatine’s defense was all game. Loyola’s was …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Pirates advance to state quarterfinals to play away at Loyola Saturday, November 10.
Palatine continued its march in the state playoffs Saturday, ripping conference-rival Schaumburg 42-14 in the second round of the Class 8A playoffs, while on their home turf at Palatine High School. “We had great field position in the first half and that helped,” Palatine coach Tyler Donnelly said. “And I thought our defense played well again for us.” Palatine (10-1), won its 10th game of the season for the first time since 1997 by taking advantage of five Schaumburg turnovers, to beat the Saxons for the second time in the last three weeks. “I am so glad we are playing someone new,” said Donnelly, whose team ripped Schaumburg 51-18 in the last game of the regular season to win the Mid Suburban West title. “I can’t stand it. I don’t wish …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Palatine Pirates Host Niles West Wolves at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Palatine Pirates (8-1) will be playing on home turf as they head up against the Niles West Wolves (5-4) Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m. at Palatine High School. Palatine earned their second consecutive Mid Suburban West title after beating Schaumburg 51-18 on October 19. The Pirates also are making their 6th consecutive playoff appearance, and are the third seed in the North bracket of 8A. Palatine is led by quarterback Ethan Olles, who set the school passing record last week with 2,329 yards. He directs an offense that features Cam Kuska, John Serio, Chaka Kelly, Alex Nawrot, Eric Theis and Ryan Gronwick, which has averaged more than 41 points per game. Palatine’s defense, which is led by Jesse Bobbit, Josh Baldus, Dan Riddle, Tom …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Over 5,000 see crosstown battle go down to the wire
Palatine won the annual backyard battle with crosstown rival Fremd Friday 24-17 to remain atop the Mid Suburban West conference. The Pirates (5-1, 2-0) overcame an early 10-0 deficit and 4 turnovers and then hung on at the end thanks to an interception by Brad Bauer to claim the victory before a crowd of 5,000 screaming fans. “I thought it was great, playoff-like atmosphere here tonight,” Palatine coach Tyler Donnelly said. “We turned the ball over way too much tonight which was uncharacteristic of us. That has to be addressed.” Fremd took advantage of 2 of the Pirates' 4 turnovers to take an early lead. Andrew Stark nailed a 22-yard field goal and Sam Beutler had a 5-yard touchdown run as the Vikings (3-3, 1-1) led 10-0 early in the …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Pirates beat the Hawks 48-7 in a Mid-Suburban West opener at Hoffman Estates Friday, the Daily Herald reports.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Pirates dominated the game at Hoffman Estates beating the Hawks 48-7 in a Mid-Suburban West opener Friday night, Palatine’s fifth win in a row. Handling and overpowering the Hawks with ease, the Pirates (4-1, 1-0) scored on its first seven possessions. According to the Daily Herald, Palatine looked to be "legitimate 8A threat" as the Pirates make their way toward the playoffs. Palatine faces (4-1) Fremd in week six for the Pirates’ Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
PHS takes the battle off the football field to compete in week three of CN100’s Battle of the Fans.
Palatine High School students rally off the field to earn a win for the Pirate football fans who support them week after week in the stands. Palatine Pirates bombarded social media sites Monday telling people to go online and vote for PHS’ fan section in CN100’s “Battle of the Fans” contest. Each week high school students battle it out to see which school has the biggest and wildest fans in all of Chicago. In week three of the contest, PHS is up against the Elk Grove Grenadiers, the Marist Redhawks and the Nazareth Academy Roadrunners. While the No. 11 Palatine Pirates won the game against the Elk Grove Grenadiers (42- 21) Friday, Sept. 7, it’s up the to the public to decide which school’s student section supported their team the best. …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Pirates lose to Montini Catholic High School Broncos 26-21 in the 2011 season opener in Lombard.
Playing against a 2009 and 2010 5A IHSA State Championship team was exactly what head coach Tyler Donnelly wanted to start the Palatine Pirates' season. Palatine faced the Montini Broncos on the road in Lombard Friday night. The two teams began their 2011 season with the evening cooling off, and baby powder in the air, as the Palatine superfans continued the tradition of spraying baby powder on themselves and into the air prior to the first kickoff. Each team had its share of miscues – turnovers, fumbled snaps. In the end, Montini came out on top with a 26-21 win. "I think you have two quality programs that are battling each other, and neither wanted to give up a win. Unfortunately we came up a little short tonight," Donnelly said. "I …