Raiders break into win column

WESTMONT, Ill. -- The situation was strikingly similar. The outcome was decidedly different. It ensured the Quincy Notre Dame football players would enjoy the long road home. Holding a 21-0 lead at halftime Friday night against Westmont, the Raiders showed they've learned how to finish. An interception by Ben Kasparie on the first possession of the third quarter led to an Ike Wiley touchdown run that propelled QND to a 49-0 victory and its first victory of the season.

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Game preview: St. Francis at Quincy University

St. Francis at QU When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: QU Stadium Records: St. Francis -- 0-2. QU -- 1-1. Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM Extra points: This will be the ninth all-time meeting but the first since the Hawks left the Mid-States Football Association...

Blue Devils building off stellar starts
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Blue Devils building off stellar starts

QUINCY -- Jose Quintero might not agree with Quincy High School football coach Rick Little's way of thinking. In an ideal situation, Little would prefer to have the Blue Devils kick off to start a game to ensure they receive the opening kickoff...

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Game preview: Quincy Notre Dame at West Hancock

QND at West Hancock When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Jim Repplinger Field, Hamilton Records: QND -- 0-3. West Hancock -- 2-1. Radio: KOKX 1310 AM Extra points: West Hancock opened with a pair of easy victories, defeating River Valley 58-12 and Carnahan 36-6.

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Game preview: United Township at Quincy High School

United Township at QHS When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Flinn Stadium Records: United Township -- 1-2 (0-0 Western Big Six Conference). QHS -- 2-1 (0-0 WB6). Radio: WGEM 1440 AM/98.9 FM, WTAD 930 AM. Extra points: The Blue Devils have won 11 of their last 12..

What to Watch for in Week 4: Who stays unbeaten? Who picks up first victory?
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What to Watch for in Week 4: Who stays unbeaten? Who picks up first victory?

As the season draws closer to the halfway point, there are four teams in the area still undefeated. Three teams are still searching for their first victory, too. Which ones move to 4-0? Do any of the others break into the win column?

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Missouri state football rankings: Week 3

The Missouri high school football rankings are compiled by a 12-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes are in parenthesis. CLASS 6 Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW 1. CBC (12), 3-0, 120, 1 2. Lee's Summit West, 3-0, 105, 2 3. Kirkwood

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Illinois prep football rankings: Week 3

By The Associated Press Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters: Class 8A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Lincoln-Way East (8) (3-0) 80 1 2. Homewood-Flossmoor (3-

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MidAmerica quarterback frustrates C-SC in first loss

CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College football team was a play away from getting the ball back for perhaps a final drive before halftime. MidAmerica Nazarene quarterback Austin Blackston broke up those plans. The Pioneers faced a third and 18 near mid

All aboard: Brinson powers Hawks' fourth-quarter rally in home opener
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All aboard: Brinson powers Hawks' fourth-quarter rally in home opener

QUINCY -- The aggravation born of a litany of mistakes the Quincy University football team made forced Chris Brinson to speak up. "It takes just one person to change the whole thing," Brinson said. "And I really hate losing." So as the Hawks took...

Illinois roundup: Illini West rallies for late touchdown to beat Knoxville
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Illinois roundup: Illini West rallies for late touchdown to beat Knoxville

Carter Boyer connected with Lincoln Gooding for an 11-yard touchdown with 3:09 left in the game, and Nick Vorhies scored the two-point conversion run to help the Illini West football team rally for a 20-18 victory over Knoxville on Friday night at Fuzz Be