Indians banking on experience for edge in state quarterfinals
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Indians banking on experience for edge in state quarterfinals

KAHOKA, Mo. -- For the third time in three years, the Clark County football team is in the Class 2 state quarterfinals after winning a district title over Palmyra last Friday night. That kind of sustained success isn't easy to come by, but Clark County...

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Raiders' Marth, Panthers' Rossmiller earn all-state honors
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Raiders' Marth, Panthers' Rossmiller earn all-state honors

QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame football coach Jack Cornell called junior defensive end/fullback Jack Marth "unquestionably the hardest worker on our team." Central coach Brad Dixon shared similar sentiments about junior running back/defensive back...

Defend to the end: QND advances to state semifinals with clutch plays on defense
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Defend to the end: QND advances to state semifinals with clutch plays on defense

BREESE, Ill. -- Zac Becker started things off, and Zac Becker ended them. The Quincy Notre Dame senior defensive lineman made two plays that will go down in Raiders football history in Saturday's Class 3A state quarterfinal game against Breese Mater Dei. Becker got his team rolling in the first quarter with the first score of the game on a 50-yard interception return...

Championship fight: Clark County outlasts Palmyra for district crown
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Championship fight: Clark County outlasts Palmyra for district crown

KAHOKA, Mo. -- For the entire night Palmyra quarterback Corder Lehenbauer pulled tricks out of his hat, but on the final play he finally ran out. Facing fourth and a mile down 30-26 to Clark County in the Class 2 District 6 championship game with under...

Raiders come a long way in a short time
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Raiders come a long way in a short time

BREESE, Ill. -- A season ago, the Quincy Notre Dame football team was left out of the postseason in coach Jack Cornell's first year with the program after a 3-6 campaign. One year later, the Raiders are heading to the state semifinals for the first time...

Turnovers doom Pirates in district title loss
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Turnovers doom Pirates in district title loss

LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Quentin Hamner didn't hide how he felt. It was an equal mix of appreciation and disappointment. The Hannibal football team dug in defensively and did all it could to overcome a myriad of mistakes, but five turnovers...

Raiders relying on trench warfare to advance in playoffs
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Raiders relying on trench warfare to advance in playoffs

QUINCY -- Sam Hea sounded off the Quincy Notre Dame football team's arsenal of offensive weapons as if it were a roll call. Johnny Ohnemus? Here. Grant Hyer? Here. Ben Kasparie? Here. Lake Bergman? Here. Jack Marth? Here. "We have weapons," said Hea...

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Prep playoff preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Breese Mater Dei

QND at Breese Mater Dei What: Class 3A state quarterfinal When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Breese Mater Dei High School, Breese, Ill. Records: QND -- 8-3. Mater Dei -- 10-1. Radio: WGEM 1440 AM, WGEM 98.9 FM, WTAD 930 AM. Last meeting: Oct. 4, 2019 -- Mater Dei

Revenge tour: Palmyra looks to knock off top-seeded Clark County in district final
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Revenge tour: Palmyra looks to knock off top-seeded Clark County in district final

A week after avenging one of its three regular-season losses with a postseason victory, the Palmyra football team has a chance to redeem another defeat. Last week, Palmyra paid Monroe City back for a loss in the final regular season game with a 44-22...

Fight to the finish: Pirates' goal is to cap district with title
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Fight to the finish: Pirates' goal is to cap district with title

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The slow starts aren't as worrisome as some might think. The way the Hannibal football team finishes alleviates most of those concerns. Through the first two weeks of Class 4 District 4 play, the Pirates have outscored Fort Zumwalt East...