Hannibal turns to Hamner to take over football program
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Hannibal turns to Hamner to take over football program

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- It took Quentin Hamner longer to mull over the offer to succeed Mark St. Clair as Hannibal's football coach than anyone, himself included, expected it would. "I have so much respect for the football family at Keokuk," said Hamner...

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Why here? Hawks hope answer becomes clear with continued progress
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Why here? Hawks hope answer becomes clear with continued progress

QUINCY -- The depth Quincy University football coach Gary Bass and his staff have created didn't change the way they recruited their latest class. It changes the urgency to play the incoming freshmen right away. "When guys asked about playing time...

Hawks tap into Windy City talent pipeline
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Hawks tap into Windy City talent pipeline

QUINCY -- Quincy University football coach Gary Bass saw Chicago as an untapped resource. In the Hawks' previous three recruiting classes, they had signed just 11 players from the Chicagoland area. Meanwhile, in the same span, Quincy signed 49 players...

Division II programs covet area linemen on signing day
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Division II programs covet area linemen on signing day

QUINCY -- The path makers who opened holes for some of the area's top running backs proved to be a valuable commodity during the recruiting process for NCAA Division II football coaches. Four offensive linemen and one hulking fullback signed national...

Brock to showcase talent in Hawaii all-star game
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Brock to showcase talent in Hawaii all-star game

QUINCY -- A week of fun in the sun is giving Quincy High School's Jirehl Brock more than just a vacation. It's the first chance to audition for the vacancy in Iowa State's backfield. Brock, the all-state running back and Blue Devils' all-time leading...

QHS, QND to renew football rivalry in 2020
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QHS, QND to renew football rivalry in 2020

QUINCY -- It turns out the shelf life of the Quincy High School-Quincy Notre Dame football rivalry will be quite short. There will be a one-year hiatus before the schools renew the crosstown series in 2020. They agreed to a two-year contract calling...

IHSA schools approve district football in 2021
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IHSA schools approve district football in 2021

The excitement in Zak Huston's voice was easy to detect. Huston learned Tuesday morning the Illinois High School Association member schools approved 11 amendment proposals to their by-laws, including a proposal to implement a district scheduling system fo

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brock 'checks all the boxes' for greatness
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PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brock 'checks all the boxes' for greatness

Rick Little knew it wasn't a fair fight, so he tried his best to lessen the blows. He simply couldn't let Jirehl Brock throw haymaker after haymaker at his own teammates. The Quincy High School football coach limited the number of touches the all-state senior running back got on a daily basis. It kept one of the state's best offensive weapons fresh deep into the season, and it eliminated the chance the QHS defenders felt deflated at the end of every practice after having to chase him.

Meet the All-Area Football 2018 defensive team
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Meet the All-Area Football 2018 defensive team

Second Team Max Hays, Lineman, 6-2, 235, Jr., Monroe City Collin Gross, Lineman, 5-10, 305, Sr., Unity-Payson Brendehn Schutte, Lineman, 6-2, 240, Sr., Quincy Remington Buehler, Lineman, 6-0, 345, Jr., Central Michael Lord, Linebacker, 6-0, 170, Sr., Illi

COACH OF THE YEAR: Dixon's culture of creating FREAKs helps improve himself, too
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COACH OF THE YEAR: Dixon's culture of creating FREAKs helps improve himself, too

Anyone who follows Central football coach Brad Dixon on Twitter has probably come across his daily tweet. #UpEarlyToTrain. The tweet is usually posted before the sun is up and while most are still asleep.