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O-Lineman McDowell Coming Into His Own

Sometimes outstanding players are sitting behind older, more established veterans, and their true talent remains hidden from view. But when opportunity knocks, they burst through the open door and shine. Hinsdale Central tackle Scott McDowell had that experience last year, and now he is beginning to reap rewards for his effort.

Hinsdale Central had an outstanding team last year. Among the reasons for their success was the play of Scott McDowell according to head coach Mark DiMatteo. "Scott is pretty close to 6'-5" and weighs 275 right now. He's a kid that came on for us the second half of last season and became a dominant left tackle." McDowell explains the midseason improvement. "Early on there was a senior I...

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