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Prep football roundup: Central runs by Brown County for conference win

Central's Brandon Rossmiller evades a tackle by Brown County's Lars Reische at Camp Point Central High School on Friday, Sep. 13, 2019. | H-W Photo/Katelyn Metzger
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Posted: Sep. 14, 2019 5:30 pm


Panthers score 34 unanswered to down Hornets

With just under seven minutes remaining before halftime the Brown County football team took its first lead over Central at 15-14. The Panthers would score the next 34 points to run away with a 48-15 victory, their third of the season and first in the Western Illinois Valley Conference.

Central coach Brad Dixon said it was a mix of mistakes from both the sideline and the players that allowed the Hornets to take the lead, but his Panthers did well to respond to the adversity.

"I made a bad call and it put us in a bad situation," Dixon said of allowing Brown County's Cameron Zimmerman a 72-yard touchdown run for the Hornets' first score. "We went down and scored and then scored again before halftime. We put a drive together when we got the ball after halftime and really dominated the second half."

The Panthers (3-0, 1-0) retook the lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Jaxon Mueller with 4:06 remaining before the half, then Clayton Boehler scored on a 29-yard scamper with 31 seconds before halftime. Out of the break Carter Obert capped off the opening drive of the third quarter with a 14-yard pass to Brandon Rossmiller, and Brown County (1-2, 0-1) found itself in a 34-15 hole.

Mueller, Boehler and Rossmiller all eclipsed the century mark on the ground, with Boehler going for 143 yards on 12 carries, Mueller 136 yards on 29 carries and Rossmiller 115 yards on 13 carries. Zimmerman led the Hornets with 126 yards rushing on 18 carries.

Rossmiller had been the bellcow for Central in the first two weeks but Dixon prefers the balanced approach the team had Friday night.

"That's what we do here, we give three or four backs the ball and it works out," he said. "Brandon makes big plays and for whatever reason the other two didn't get going as much in the first two weeks, but tonight we were able to get really balanced.

"That makes us really tough to defend."

Central 48, Brown County 15


7 First Downs 20

36-184 Rushing-yards 57-384

5 Passing yards 36

189 Total yards 420

1-5-0 Comp-Att-Int 2-3-1

12-72 Penalties yards 4-40

0-0 Fumbles lost 0-0

BC 8 7 0 0--15

Camp 14 14 6 14--48

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

C-- 5:34, 3 run Jaxon Mueller, Clayton Boehler run good

C-- 1:02, 36 run Rossmiller, pass failed

BC-- :43, 72 run Cameron Zimmerman, Logan Zimmerman pass from Nathan Hendricker good

Second Quarter

BC-- 6:50, L. Zimmerman 5 pass from Hendricker, Hendricker kick

C-- 4:06, Mueller 2 run, run failed

C-- :31, Boehler 2 run, Mueller run good

Third Quarter

C-- 8:47, Brandon Rossmiller 14 pass from Carter Obert, run failed

Fourth Quarter

C-- 7:48, Rossmiller 8 run, Rossmiller pass from Obert good

C-- 1:27, Mueller 6 run, kick failed.


Rushing -- Brown County, C. Zimmerman 18-121, Seth Fisher 6-26; Central, Jaxon Mueller 29-136, Clayton Boehler 12-143, Brandon Rossmiller 13-115.

Passing -- Brown County, Nathan Hendricker 1-5-0 5; Central, Carter Obert 2-3-1 36.

Receiving -- Brown County, L. Zimmerman 1-5; Central, Rossmiller 1-14.


Mustangs defense dominates Routt

Cecil Hunt played a major role in the Unity-Payson's defensive effort Friday night against Jacksonville Routt.

In the fourth quarter, the sophomore switched his heroics to offense.

Hunt scored Unity's final three touchdowns on runs of 33, 5 and 4 yards, putting an exclamation mark on a 42-13 victory in the Western Illinois Valley Conference North Division opener for both teams.

Hunt kickstarted the Mustangs' defense in the first quarter by recovering a fumble -- the first of the Rockets' seven turnovers.

Hunt blocked a punt on the Routt 3-yard line with 15.2 seconds left in the first quarter, which Aden Trautvetter tracked down in the end zone for an 8-0 lead.

An interception by Hunt early in the second quarter led to Collin Crow's 3-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 Unity lead.

Christian Mock and Wyatt Elliott also recovered fumbles, while Brett Bristow, Benet Duesterhaus and Gavvin Dunker intercepted passes.

The Rockets (1-2, 0-1) were limited to 151 yards, 55 on the ground.

Unity (2-1, 1-0) finished with 326 yards, 254 on the ground.

Unity-Payson 42, Jacksonville Routt 13


20 First downs 7

42-254 Rushing 30-55

72 Passing 96

326 Total yards 151

10-26-3 Comp-Att-Int 6-18-4

3-2 Fumbles-lost 5-3

4-25 Penalties-yards 5-45

Unity-Payson 8 8 6 20--42

Routt 0 0 13 0--13

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

U-P -- Aden Trautvetter blocked punt recovery in end zone (Collin Crow run), 15.2

Second Quarter

U-P -- Crow 3 run (Crow run), 7:44

Third Quarter

U-P -- Riker Triplett 5 pass from Austin Cornwell (run failed), 9:53

R -- Kohen Hoots 2 run (Ryan Oswald kick), 7:28

R -- Hoots 2 run (kick failed), 5:42

Fourth Quarter

U-P -- Cecil Hunt 33 run (run failed), 11:51

U-P -- Hunt 5 run (run failed), 7:14

U-P -- Hunt 4 run (Hunt run), 3:11


RUSHING -- Unity-Payson, Collin Crow 19-99, Austin Cornwell 9-19, Cecil Hunt 7-76, Benet Duesterhaus 4-41, Riker Triplett 3-19, Aden Trautvetter 2-0. Routt, Jason Birdsell 18-77, Gabe Rossi 4-(-5), Kohen Hoots 8-(-17).

PASSING -- Unity-Payson, Cornwell 10-26-3-72. Routt, Hoots 6-18-4-96.

RECEIVING -- Unity-Payson, Brett Bristow 2-9, Duesterhaus 4-29, Triplett 4-49. Routt, Ian Hayes 2-40, Birdsell 2-37, Braden Cors 2-19.


Blue Bullets blank Chargers

Knoxville scored 32 points in the first half and posted a 48-0 victory over Illini West in Prairieland Conference action Friday night.

The Blue Bullets turned fumble recovery into a touchdown in the first half, returned a punt for a touchdown in the second half and limited the Chargers to just 49 yards of total offense. Knoxville had 299 total yards, all on the ground. Neither team completed a pass.

Zack Dean had 116 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Knoxville.

Prep Boxes

Knoxville 48, Illini West 0

IW Knox

5 First Downs 21

28-49 Rushing-yards 23-299

0 Passing yards 0

49 Total yards 299

0-2-1 Comp-Att-Int 0-2-0

9-60 Penalties yards 4-35

4-2 Fumbles-lost 0-0

IW 0000-- 0

Knox 20 12 8 8-- 48


Indians score early, often to rout Titans

Clark County scored 28 points in the first quarter, piled up 292 yards rushing overall and rolled to a 56-0 victory over West Hancock in a battle of cross-river rivals.

David Lemmon returned the game's opening kick 75 yards for a touchdown and the Indians went to work mixing the run and the pass. Caleb Lapsley had a 40-yard scoring run before Sam Wheeler threw a 33-yard scoring pass to Brandon Kracht and followed it with his own 4-yard touchdown run. Spencer Gregory added a 46-yard touchdown run.

Wheeler completed all three of his passes for 69 yards, while the Indians had 292 yards rushing. Isaac Munson led West Hancock with 68 yards rushing.

Clark County 56, West Hancock 0


13 First Downs 3

292 Rushing-yards 88

69 Passing yards 0

361 Total yards 88

3-26 Penalties yards 4-25

1 Fumbles lost 1

CC 28 14 0 14-- 56

WH 0 0 0 0-- 0