QHS at Belleville East
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Charlie Woodford Field, Belleville, Ill.
Records: QHS -- 1-1. Belleville East -- 0-2.
Extra points: This will be the first meeting between the programs. The game was originally scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday, but potential heavy rains forced officials to move the game up 24 hours. This is the second week in a row the Blue Devils face a team coming off a loss to state-ranked Highland. The Lancers fell 35-7 last week when they were limited to 159 yards of total offense and allowed 415 yards. Senior quarterback Kienen Waller has completed 21 of 53 passes for 243 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also has 107 yards rushing and two scores. Waller has completed passes to eight different receivers with sophomore Jaelyn Ford being his top target. Ford has six catches for 93 yards and one touchdown. Sophomore Jeremy Schooler leads the Lancers with 142 yards rushing and averages 6.8 yards per carry. "They want to get the monkey off their back, and we want to get moving in the right direction," Quincy coach Rick Little said. "There's a lot to play for on both sides."
-- Matt Schuckman