Brock admits recruiting process 'very stressful'
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Brock admits recruiting process 'very stressful'

Jirehl Brock seems to take all of the attention in stride. He's easily one of the most recognizable people in Quincy because of his talents on the basketball court and football field. If people on the street or at a Quincy High School sporting event aren'

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Petty steps down from School Board to accept Pittsfield football job
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Petty steps down from School Board to accept Pittsfield football job

Paul Petty will wrap up 20 years in November serving the people of Pike County as its sheriff. He was prepared to spend several more years serving Pike County as a member of the Pikeland School Board, to which he was elected in April 2017. However, Petty has decided to serve his constituents in a different manner.

Brock narrows list to seven: 'They're all tied'
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Brock narrows list to seven: 'They're all tied'

Jirehl Brock used Twitter to announce on Friday that he has narrowed the number of colleges he's interested in attending. "Want to thank all the coaches that have recruited me, but I am going to be focusing on these 7 schools. #blessed" the Quincy School running back wrote while posting a photo of himself with the logos of the seven schools -- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Northwestern and Purdue.

Social media and recruiting: Players adjust to being in online spotlight
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Social media and recruiting: Players adjust to being in online spotlight

Jirehl Brock was surprised to hear someone yelling his name. The day after rushing for 260 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over Rock Island last September, the Quincy High School junior running back attended the University of Iowa's game against Penn State as part of the Hawkeyes' ongoing recruiting of Brock. He was on the Iowa sideline when a fan started hollering at him.

Illini landing big-time recruits could impact Brock
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Illini landing big-time recruits could impact Brock

How will the fact the University of Illinois football program has landed commitments from two high-profile recruits affect the rest of the class of 2019? Illini fans will monitor that with keen interest, and one of the players they'll wait...

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Geneseo, Sterling mull invitations to join WB6

QUINCY -- Scott Douglas hasn't known a time when chatter about the Western Big Six Conference adding schools didn't take place. "Expansion has been a conference conversation you can't get away from," the Quincy High School athletic director said.

Jack is Back: Players glad to see Cornell return to QND
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Jack is Back: Players glad to see Cornell return to QND

The countdown is on. Jack Cornell started it Tuesday. In the middle of the thank yous and the this-is-where-I-want-to-bes that accompany any introductory press conference, Cornell made a comment that grabbed the attention of the Quincy Notre Dame...

'This is my dream': Cornell takes over as QND football coach
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'This is my dream': Cornell takes over as QND football coach

QUINCY -- Had it been any other circumstance, Jack Cornell would have left his cell phone behind or at least turned it off. Yet, when he and his wife, Lauren, were seated for a performance of "Hamilton" on Broadway during a recent weekend getaway...

Eight-man football growing in Illinois, but local teams not yet interested
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Eight-man football growing in Illinois, but local teams not yet interested

The sport of 8-man football has enough participants to offer state championships in neighboring states of Missouri and Iowa, and it's slowly growing in Illinois. A group of schools from Chicagoland have formed the 8-Man Football Association and is pursuing the opportunity to be sponsored by the Illinois High School Association and form its own state series. Seven schools -- Alden-Hebron, Westminster Christian in Elgin, Christian Life in Rockford, Judah Christian in Champaign, Lake Forest Academy, Milford-Cissna Park and Jacksonville ISD -- are playing 8-man football for the 2018 season, while Polo will join in 2019.

Interesting names could be in line to be QND's next coach
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Interesting names could be in line to be QND's next coach

Bill Connell firmly believes the vacant Quincy Notre Dame football coaching position is an attractive one. For the most part, no one will argue that. The Raiders have created a history of success, having reached the playoffs in 21 of the past 26 seasons.