Beyond the Boxscore: Phillips getting healthy for Blue Devils
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Beyond the Boxscore: Phillips getting healthy for Blue Devils

Robby Phillips steadily is getting his legs back under him. The Quincy High School senior forward suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee earlier this season, and has returned to the lineup with a cumbersome...

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Beyond the Boxscore: Hopkins moves to running back for Hawks
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hopkins moves to running back for Hawks

When Theo Hopkins says he hasn't been nervous before a game for as long as he can remember, believe him. Few players enjoy the energetic buildup to kickoff the same way the Quincy University fifth-year senior does. That's what made his uneasiness...

Beyond the Boxscore: Brock hurdles past Rocks once again
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Beyond the Boxscore: Brock hurdles past Rocks once again

Jirehl Brock figured he had three options as he neared midfield. Go out of bounds. Get tackled trying to cut inside. Or hurdle a would-be tackler. The Quincy High School senior football standout figured he'd see what it was like to be a hurdler. Brock int

Scouting report: McKendree at Quincy University
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Scouting report: McKendree at Quincy University

Quincy University football coach Gary Bass told his players to flush everything this week. Flush the first four non-conference games. Flush any frustration from back-to-back losses. Flush the slate clean. "We want to hit a reset button," Bass said.

Hawks' Leonard reacts with class and high character
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Hawks' Leonard reacts with class and high character

Inwardly, Cody Leonard may have been irritated and agitated to learn he had been demoted. Outwardly, he never flinched. What doesn't get noticed on Saturday afternoons when the Quincy University middle linebacker puts together All-American caliber...

Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks find way to grind yards against stingy Panthers
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks find way to grind yards against stingy Panthers

The challenge was cut and dry. Run the ball against a defense that no one had been to gain yards against the first three weeks of the season. The Quincy University offensive line liked that challenge. "We come out with the mentality we have to get...

Scouting report: Davenport at Quincy University
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Scouting report: Davenport at Quincy University

Halfway through the four-game homestand that encompasses all of September, the Quincy University is looking to rebound from last week's loss to St. Francis and build some momentum heading into Great Lakes Valley Conference play. How do the Hawks...

Embracing past, present, future strengthens QU football family
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Embracing past, present, future strengthens QU football family

Gary Bass doesn't want Quincy University's homecoming experience to be limited to a football game. No one else on campus does either. "Our school has made homecoming something that is important," said Bass, the second-year head football coach.

Beyond the Boxscore: Switch at QB helps Saints gain edge on Hawks
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Beyond the Boxscore: Switch at QB helps Saints gain edge on Hawks

A week's worth of film study of the St. Francis football team's first two games had to be thrown out after the first snap Saturday. That's when the Quincy University coaching staff discovered senior quarterback Don Butkus was starting for the Saints. A se

Scouting report: St. Francis at Quincy University
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Scouting report: St. Francis at Quincy University

Having shown some moxie during the fourth-quarter rally that led a 35-24 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in last week's home opener, the Quincy University football team hopes to put itself in a position to avoid any such drama this week...