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2017 All-Area Football: First team, second team and honorable mention

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE DALTON CRANE º QB Pleasant Hill º 5-foot-10 º 165 º Sr. The Wolves made the playoffs for the first time since 2009, and Crane was a big factor in that. He threw for 1,907 yards and 20 touchdowns, plus he rushed for 850 yards and 14 touc

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Legacy like no other: Brock wants to be remembered for more than rushing stats
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Legacy like no other: Brock wants to be remembered for more than rushing stats

Jirehl Brock's legacy began the night he dashed, darted and ran through the Rock Island football team as a sophomore. His legacy went viral the night the Quincy High School junior running back simply ran over the Rocks. It happened September 27 at Almquist Field in Rock Island.

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2017 Herald-Whig Area Statistical Leaders

RUSHING Player Att Yards Avg TD Brock Wood, SSh 167 1667 9.9 18 Cole Pennewell, MC 250 1596 6.4 23 Jirehl Brock, QHS 210 1588 7.6 22 Bryce Wilson, WH 195 1570 8.1 20 Zach Osborn, MC 145 1565 10.8 21 Peyton Plunkett, Pal 178 1489 8.4 18 Riley Langf

Unspoken Words: Without talking about last year's title game, Kirby guides Monroe City to crown
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Unspoken Words: Without talking about last year's title game, Kirby guides Monroe City to crown

A ringing endorsement let David Kirby know he was in for a special season. During the offseason at a 7-on-7 camp, the Monroe City football coach crossed paths with Jim Unruh, the offensive coordinator at West Hancock who also won several state titles with the Carthage and Illini West football teams. Kirby wanted Unruh's opinion of this season's Panthers.

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Prep notebook: Unity may add trapshooting, Schultz to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Unity High School may be adding another school-sponsored sport. In a board meeting last week, a proposal introduced by Jim Fuhrman for the establishment of a trapshooting program was approved 5-0. The approval is contingent of obtaining a grant or private

Proposal to change IHSA football scheduling, playoff format fails
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Proposal to change IHSA football scheduling, playoff format fails

QUINCY -- No changes will be made to the Illinois High School Association football scheduling and playoff formats in the next calendar year. A proposal sent to the IHSA Legislative Commission earlier this month was not sent to all member schools to be vote

New players help Monroe City capture state title
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New players help Monroe City capture state title

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The starters on the Monroe City football team remembered the bitter loss in last year's Class 1 state title game to Penney. Newcomers to the Panthers, as well as returning players in bigger roles this season, helped erase that memory by be

Lock Down: Monroe City forces four turnovers, wins Class 1 title
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Lock Down: Monroe City forces four turnovers, wins Class 1 title

Dawson Shively laid on the Faurot Field turf with the football against his chest. He heard the roar from the Monroe City football fans in the stands along with his teammates who came running over to the Panthers' defensive back. Shively took in the euphoric feeling. "I just laid there and soaked in the moment," he said.

Batsell's end zone interception saves Panthers' title hopes
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Batsell's end zone interception saves Panthers' title hopes

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For one second, the football was in Ste. Genevieve Valle wide receiver Tyler Blum's hands. The next second, it was in Monroe City defensive back Nehemiah Batsell's hands. The outcome of Saturday's Class 1 state championship game at Faurot

Monroe City wins Class 1 state championship
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Monroe City wins Class 1 state championship

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The state championship drought in Monroe City is over. Defensive back Nehemiah Batsell made an interception in the end zone with 9:16 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Monroe City football team chewed eight minutes off the clock bef