The Student News Site of Prospect High School


The Student News Site of Prospect High School


The Student News Site of Prospect High School


Football takes down Titans

By Peter Fusilero
Executive Sports Editor
|Standing 6’5 with the ability to outrun and throw off the defense, it was easy to see why senior Devin O’Hara was born to be a wide receiver.
However, instead of receiving passes, O’Hara decided to throw them.
From the beginning of the season, head coach Mike Sebestyen knew O’Hara was going to be quarterback. It wasn’t because he was the best passer out there, it was because of his attitude and character.
“Nobody sees how great of a leader he is,” said senior running back Stevan Isteefanos. “On the field he is a great commander, a great field general and I wouldn’t rather have anyone else at quarterback.”
The varsity football team started its season last friday in a home game against the  Glenbrook South Titans.

Things were looking bright for the Knights when O’Hara threw a 93-yard pass in the first quarter to a wide open Nikko Gountanis for the touchdown.

Even with the amazing start and O’Hara fueling the team with three rushing touchdowns, Prospect’s defense struggled letting the Titans score 41 points just in the first half.

Down by 15 going into halftime, something must have sparked Prospect’s defense because in the second half, Glenbrook South didn’t score one single point.

“The defense really did a great job of settling down and doing their job,” Sebestyen said. “They responded to adversity.”

Prospect defeated Glenbrook South 55-41.

While the Knight’s defense finished the game strong O’hara went above and beyond finishing the game with 268 yards rushed and throwing for 154 yards passing including 6 touchdowns.

Despite the great performance by O’hara, Sebestyen focused on the senior’s leadership.

“It doesn’t matter about the throwing, the passing, and the running,” Sebestyen said. “His leadership of keeping guys calm in the huddle was a big deal.”

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Sebestyen believes that this game was a good starting point.

“We’ve played a game, hopefully we can get some of those first game nerves out of ourselves and now we’ve got to learn from [our mistakes],” Sebestyen said.

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