Blue Devils can't be stopped offensively
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Blue Devils can't be stopped offensively

GALESBURG, Ill. -- Senior running back Jirehl Brock didn't get the ball on the Quincy High School football team's first play of the game against Galesburg on Friday night at Van Dyke Field. Adonte Crider did. And the junior ran 58 yards...

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Raiders break into win column
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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.

Pirates turn up the scoring in third quarter in rout
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Pirates turn up the scoring in third quarter in rout

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Kirksville threw a punch on the first play of the third quarter. The Hannibal football team answered with a series of haymakers and a knockout. The Pirates answered a 75-yard touchdown pass from Paxton Dempsay with two takeaways...

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Missouri roundup: Monroe City gets back on track with convincing victory

The Monroe City football team responded from last week's loss with a resounding 52-0 victory over West Hancock Friday night at Lankford Field. Monroe City's Blake Hays started the scoring with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown in the opening...

Illinois roundup: Dunker's interception helps Mustangs seal victory
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Illinois roundup: Dunker's interception helps Mustangs seal victory

Gavvin Dunker's interception at the Unity-Payson football team's 22-yard line with 1 minute, 28 seconds left helped the Mustangs preserve its first victory of the season, a 17-14 Western Illinois Valley Conference North Division victory, Friday night...

Center of Attention: Bottorff embraces move to new position on offensive line
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Center of Attention: Bottorff embraces move to new position on offensive line

QUINCY -- Jonny Bottorff was thrilled to learn Jack Cornell would be replacing Bill Connell this fall as the football coach at Quincy Notre Dame. Bottorff had played left tackle and right tackle as a freshman and a sophomore with Cornell as an assistant o

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Prep football preview: QHS at Galesburg

QHS at Galesburg When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Van Dyke Field, Galesburg, Ill. Records: QHS -- 3-1 (1-0 Western Big Six Conference). Galesburg -- 0-4 (0-1 WB6). Radio: WGEM 1440 AM/98.9 FM Extra points: It's been rough sledding the first four weeks for firs

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Game preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Westmont

QND at Westmont When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Westmont High School. Records: QND -- 0-4. Westmont -- 3-1. Radio: None. Extra points: The Sentinels are in their first year as an independent school after being part of the Interstate Eight Conference since 2006.

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Illinois prep polls: Week 4

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 (9) (4-0) 90 1 2. Homewood-Flossmoor (4-0) 77 2 3. Maine South

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Missouri prep polls: Week 4

The statewide 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), 4-0, 120, 1 2. Lee's Summit West, 4-0, 106, 2 3. Kirkwo