Changes on offense needed to keep QU trajectory headed upward
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Changes on offense needed to keep QU trajectory headed upward

Digging deeper into the numbers surrounding the Quincy University football team's back-to-back Great Lakes Valley Conference victories to end the season helps show how significant the finish actually was. Beating William Jewell and Southwest Baptist -- a p

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Beyond the Boxscore: 'Swiss army knife' makes critical plays in QU victory
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Beyond the Boxscore: 'Swiss army knife' makes critical plays in QU victory

Shane Barrett didn't get his wish. He'll settle for walking away just a winner instead. Barrett, a senior wide receiver on the Quincy University football team, made a deal with head coach Gary Bass if the Hawks led Saturday's season finale...

Beyond the Boxscore: Pirates win physical battle along line of scrimmage
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Beyond the Boxscore: Pirates win physical battle along line of scrimmage

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The numbers were gaudy, but they illustrated exactly what the Westminster Christian Academy football team wanted to do. The Wildcats were going to line up and came right at you. Westminster came into Friday night's Class 4 District 4...

Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders' state title has historic meaning
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Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders' state title has historic meaning

The 2-0 victory over Elgin St. Edward in the Class 1A state championship game was the third title won by the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer program, but it carried with it some historical significance. QND joined Elmhurst Timothy Christian...

Whittaker, Raiders get timing right on set pieces
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Whittaker, Raiders get timing right on set pieces

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- As one of the targets for most restarts or corner kicks the Quincy Notre Dame boys soccer team takes in the attacking third, Ben Whittaker knows his job is more than to just win balls in the air. It's also to finish.

Beyond the Boxscore: Hillis thrives in Hawks' power game in second half
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hillis thrives in Hawks' power game in second half

There were no drastic changes made at halftime, but the Quincy University football team's coaching staff did make one significant adjustment. They went old school. Limited to just 52 yards of total offense and 1.9 yards per play in the first half Saturday

Beyond the Boxscore: Chappel makes impact on aggressive QU defense
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Beyond the Boxscore: Chappel makes impact on aggressive QU defense

With two starters scratched from the lineup by injuries and a third limited because of some aches and pains, the Quincy University football team had to turn to some underclassmen defensively to help throttle the highest-scoring offense...

Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils' offense keeps chugging along
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Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils' offense keeps chugging along

When the locomotive otherwise known as the Quincy High School football team's offense gets rolling, it's tough to knock it off its track. Quincy Notre Dame isn't the only one to realize that. The Raiders trailed 21-7 at halftime...

Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders see effort as start of something special
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Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders see effort as start of something special

To say Jonny Bottorff appreciated the fight the Quincy Notre Dame football team's underclassmen showed Friday night against Quincy High School undersells how he truly felt. You had to see the tears in his eyes and hear his voice cracking...

The crosstown showdown: Keys to the game
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The crosstown showdown: Keys to the game

For the fourth straight season, the Quincy High School and Quincy Notre Dame football teams will wrap up the regular season with a crosstown showdown. It will be the last time for the foreseeable future they will play with no contract in place...