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.

Brock moves to top of charts as Blue Devils drub Panthers
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Brock moves to top of charts as Blue Devils drub Panthers

Had Quincy High School football coach Rick Little dialed up a play for anyone other than Jirehl Brock on the opening possession, there might have been a revolt. Everyone on offense wanted to be a part of history.

Two fourth-down calls difference in West Hancock victory over QND
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Two fourth-down calls difference in West Hancock victory over QND

HAMILTON, Ill. -- West Hancock coach Travis Cook made the perfect play call on fourth down late in the fourth quarter. Quincy Notre Dame coach Jack Cornell wishes he had made a different decision on his fourth-down play late in the fourth quarter. Peyton D

Kickoff return leads to 38 unanswered points in Central's rout
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Kickoff return leads to 38 unanswered points in Central's rout

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Central football team trailed for the first time this season. That lasted 25 seconds. After the Panthers allowed Triopia to score a touchdown on the game's opening drive, Cole Williams took a handoff from Chayse Houston on a trick p

Missouri football roundup: Monroe City suffers first loss since 2016
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Missouri football roundup: Monroe City suffers first loss since 2016

Kevin Edwards scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Macon snap Monroe City's 18-game winning streak and prevail in a battle of Clarence Cannon Conference heavyweights. Macon (4-0, 2-0 CCC) led 12-6 in the third quarter after a 4-yard touchdown pass

Illinois prep roundup: Illini West pulls away in second quarter
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Illinois prep roundup: Illini West pulls away in second quarter

The Illini West football team scored 24 points in the second quarter to dominate Abingdon-Avon 60-13 in a Prairieland Conference Black Division game Friday night in Abingdon. Nick Vorhies and Colton Sargeant each scored two rushing touchdowns for the Char

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