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Trick play helps Central break loose in quarterfinal victory


CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Locked in a defensive battle during Saturday's Class 1A quarterfinal game against North Greene, the Central High School football team needed a spark. Panthers coach Brad Dixon had a trick up his... More>>

Defensive stand on final drive secures semifinal berth for Palmyra


PALMYRA, Mo. -- The bread and butter for the Palmyra football team has not been questioned for the past few weeks. The Panthers' defense has excelled of late, especially when games have been on the line. It was no... More>>

Central not content with Week 1 win over North Greene


CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Central football team believes it has come a long way since Week 1. The Panthers will get the chance to prove it -- and move one step closer to a state title -- with a victory in the Class 1A... More>>

QND's run game stumbles in second-round loss to four-time state champ Rochester


Quincy Notre Dame running back Daylin Anders knew the offense needed to answer every time Rochester scored, but the Raiders just couldn't keep pace with the four-time defending Class 4A state champions. After... More>>

Jacoby scores four touchdowns, including winner with 1 minute left, to eliminate South Shelby


HUNTSVILLE, Mo. -- South Shelby needed a goal line stand to save the season. Westran had a first down inside South Shelby's 5-yard line with a little more than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Three plays... More>>

Palmyra offense clicking at right time in state playoffs


PALMYRA, Mo. -- Palmyra quarterback Ben Cheffey admitted the offense's struggles at the beginning of the season were rooted in poor communication. The offense was shut out three times in the regular season, including... More>>

Illini West can't stop Athens running game in playoff loss


ATHENS, Ill. -- As the clock ticked down, Lyle Klein was confident Saturday's Class 2A second-round playoff game between Illini West and Athens would last a few extra minutes. It would require a Chargers rally to tie... More>>

Saldana's heroics help Central survive


ARCOLA, Ill. -- When the sixth-seeded Central football team convened at midfield after its Class 1A second-round victory over third-seeded Arcola, all of the Central fans wanted to hug and celebrate with senior Alger... More>>

Palmyra dominates Bowling Green to repeat as district champions


BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Palmyra wide receiver Skyler Kline wasn't sure if he'd play against Bowling Green on Friday in the Class 2 District 6 title game. Early in the week Kline spent a night in the hospital... More>>

Ste. Genevieve Valle rumbles over Monroe City


STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- A stiff challenge awaited the Monroe City football team when it squared off with perennial powerhouse Ste. Genevieve Valle Friday night. The Panthers fell behind by three touchdowns during the first quarter and couldn't bounce back before falling to the Warriors 56-18 in the Class 1 District 1 championship game at Fr. John Dempsey Field.


Prep football playoff preview: Rochester at QND


ROCHESTER AT QND What: Class 4A second-round playoff game When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Advance Physical Therapy Field Radio: WGEM NewsTalk 105.1 FM Records: Rochester -- 8-2 (7-2 Central State Eight Conference).... More>>

Illini West relishes underdog role into second round matchup against Athens


Illini West's Dalton Merry is just fine with the team's underdog status. The Chargers were one of the final teams to make the state playoffs with a 5-4 regular season record, but the four losses came to teams... More>>

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