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HS Football 9/5-6; Reasnover Player of Week

High school Football Friday Sept. 5

Plainfield North 33, Bishop McNamara 6
Bradley-Bourbonnais 30, Kankakee 0
Manteno 25, Reed-Custer 6
Momence 48, Chicago Senn 8
Herscher 13, Peotone 7
Wilmington 26, Coal City 7

High school Football games postponed Sept. 5 due to weather, and resumed Sept. 6

Dwight 42, Hoopeston 8
Milford-Cissna Park 49, Iroquois West 6
St. Joseph-Ogden 45, Central 8
Tri-Valley 48, Watseka 7
North Newton 27, River Forest 6
Pioneer 56, South Newton 6
Tipton 24, Benton Central 13
W. Central 38, Tri-County 0
PBL 21, Bismarck-Henning 20 OT

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9-6-14) IS SENIOR LEANTHONY REASNOVER OF THE MOMENCE REDSKINS.

LEANTHONY HAS PROVIDED LOTS OF EXCITEMENT FOR THE STATE-RANKED REDSKINS IN 2 GAMES THUS FAR. IN A 60-22 HOME WIN OVER DEER-CREEK MACKINAW, HE COLLECTED 306 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS, WITH 3 TOUCHDOWN RUNS, 1 TD CATCH, AND A 96-YARD KICKOFF RETURN FOR A SCORE. THEN LAST FRIDAY AT CHICAGO SENN, HE HELPED LEAD MOMENCE TO A 48-8 WIN, WITH 2 TD RUNS AND A 78-YARD KICKOFF RETURN FOR A SCORE.

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HS Football 8/29-30; Watseka's Davenport Player of Week

Illiana High school Football- Sat. Aug. 30

Bishop McNamara 41, IC Catholic 0
Milford-Cissna Park 56, Moweaqua Central A&M 14
North White 32, Tri-County 14
W. Central 31, Caston 12
Winamac 23, Pioneer 14
Benton Central 34, Seeger 8
Rensselaer Central 65, N. Newton 0
S. Newton 27, Frontier 26

Illiana High school Football-Fri. Aug. 29

Central 15, Prairie Central 13
Coal City 27, Reed-Custer 13
Bradley-Bourbonnais 24, De La Salle 14
Momence 60, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 22
Seneca 14, Dwight 7,
Manteno 32, Herscher 14
Eureka 39, Iroquois West 14
Kankakee 38, Danville 16
Lisle 33, Peotone 21
Wilmington 39, Sandwich 17
Watseka 26, Salt Fork 21

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 8-30-14) IS JUNIOR QUARTERBACK COLE DAVENPORT OF THE WATSEKA WARRIORS.

DAVENPORT CAME THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH FOR WATSEKA ON FRIDAY NIGHT'S SEASON OPENER IN CATLIN. WITH WATSEKA TRAILING EARLY IN THE 4TH, 21-7, TO THE SALT FORK STORM, HE THREW A 24 YARD TD PASS TO PULL WATSEKA WITHIN 21-14, AND THEN AT THE 47 SECOND MARK, HE TOSSED A 7-YARD TD PASS TO PUT WATSEKA AHEAD 26-21, AND THE WARRIORS WOULD HOLD ON FOR A THRILLING UPSET WIN. DAVENPORT FINISHED THE GAME WITH 150 ALL PURPOSE YARDS, 128 IN THE AIR, 22 ON THE GROUND.

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Indiana HS Football; SN's Dafcik Player of Week

INDIANA H.S. FOOTBALL WEEK 1
S. Newton 40, N. Newton 0......N. Montgomery 32, Benton Central 6......Carroll(Flora) 28, Tri-County 6......W. Central 34, Culver 0.........Clinton Prairie 34, Frontier 12.....Winamac 40, Knox 0........N. White 40, Taylor 12......Pioneer 34, Lewis Cass 18.

The First Trust and Savings Bank in Watseka and Clifton Player of the Week (ending 8-23-14) is JUNIOR QUARTERBACK JOHN DAFCIK OF THE SOUTH NEWTON REBELS.  John had a pair of TD runs, and 1 TD pass, as he calmly led an impressive Rebel offense, as S. Newton won in convincing fashion at rival N. Newton, 40-0, and re-claiming the Blue & Gray Travelling Trophy.

North over South in Senior Bowl 13-6

After being postponed Saturday 6/21 due to storms, the North edged the South 13-6 in the River Valley Senior Bowl at Bradley-Bourbonnais High School.

Early in the 1st, Plano QB Collin Seyller threw a 50-yard TD pass to Bradley-Bourbonnais's L.J. Harris.  BB's Nathan Giacchino's extra point was good, making it 7-0 North.

The South immediately answered with Iroquois West's Austin Zirkle caught a 4-yard TD pass from Central's J.R. Caspary.  The extra point was missed, and the North still led 7-6.

Bradley-Bourbonnais's Daniel Harris scored from 2 yards out early in the 2nd quarter to account for the final scoring of the entire game.  The final 13-6, North.

Daniel Harris led the North with 72 yards rushing, L.J. Harris finished with 70 yards receiving.  J.R. Caspary finished with 157 yards passing, 62 of those yards going to Austin Zirkle on 4 receptions.

HS Sports 5/30-31

Saturday, May 31

High school Baseball

Putnam County Class 1A Sectional

Illinois Lutheran 5, Gardner-South Wilmington 1

Herscher Class 2A Sectional

Ottawa Marquette 7, Herscher 4

Rich East Class 3A Regional

Manteno 10, Peotone 0, 5 innings

Softball

Gardner-South Wilmington Class 1A Sectional

Somonauk 6, Gardner-South Wilmington 2

Reed-Custer Class 2A Sectional

Beecher 9, Reed-Custer 2

Marian Catholic Class 3A Regional

Peotone 7, Marian Catholic 0

Lincoln-Way West Class 3A Regional

Manteno 7, Lincoln-Way West 4, 9 innings

Soccer (girls)

IHSA Class 1A State Tournament at North Central College, Naperville

Manteno 4, Rochester 0 (state title game)

Track and Field (boys)

IHSA State Meet at Charleston

Class 1A

Allen Cook, Momence; 110 hurdles, 16.53, 9thLogan Podowicz, Central; 300 hurdles, 40.19, 7thAustin Zirkle, Iroquois West; long jump, 21-1, 11thLandon Rosenboom, Central; shot put, 51-10 1/4, 6thDwight 1,600 relay, 3:27.42, 6thBrandon Wilkerson, 3,200; 10:16.76, 16thDwight 3,200 relay, 8:10.73, 6th

Class 2A

Austin Kidwell, Watseka; long jump, 21-4 1/2, 6thMitch Lockwood, Manteno; discus, 148-6, 10th

Friday, May 30

High school

Soccer (girls)

Class 1A State Semifinals

Manteno 1, St. Edward 1 (Manteno wins 2-1 in PKs)

High school Baseball

Class 1A Putnam County Sectional

Gardner-South Wilmington 4, Luther North 1

Class 2A Herscher Sectional

Herscher 2, Bishop McNamara 0

Class 3A Morris Regional

LaSalle-Peru 5, Coal City 3

Class 3A Rich East Regional

Peotone 6, Kankakee 3

Class 4A Plainfield South Regional

Joliet West 5, Bradley-Bourbonnais 1

High school Baseball

Schlarman Class 1A Sectional

St. Teresa 10, Cissna Park 0

Rich East Class 3A Regional

Manteno 11, Rich East 0, 5 innings

Softball

Reed-Custer Class 2A Sectional

Beecher 11, Chicago Christian 1, 5 innings

Normal Community Class 4A Regional

Normal West 3, Bradley-Bourbonnais 2, 9 innings