Cissna Park high school has reached the Elite 8 in boys basketball
Cissna Park high school has reached the Elite 8 inboys basketball.
Coach Kevin Long’s long-talked-about defensive game was emphasized in detail Friday.The defense stepped it up in a championship matchup with Arthur-Lovington and the Timberwolves are howling among the 1A best in Illinois. Behind a great defensive effort, Long's Timberwolves defeated the Knights of Arthur-Lovington 46-31 in the Class 1A Schlarman Sectional to move to the Elite Eight.
WGFA Radio featured the game on 94.1 FM.
Cole Hasselbring’s 21 points led the T’wolves to their first Elite Eight berth in seven years.
Cissna Park now meets Illini Central in the Illinois State Super-Sectional at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The First Trust and Savings Bank in Watseka and Clifton Player of the Week (ending 9/15/12) is SENIOR DAULTON DEPATIS OF THE WATSEKA WARRIORS.
In a battle of previously undefeated clubs, the Watseka Warriors improved to 4-0, beating PBL 21-19 in a thrilling home opener at Blake Field. QB Daulton DePatis played a key role, passing for 69 yards, while also rushing for 107 yards on just 12 carries, including 2 TD runs (33 and 2 yards).
Watseka goes to 3-0 with a hard-fought 24-21 win at St. Thomas More. Austin Blair rushing for 191 yards, and his 2ndstraight 4-TD game.
The Central Comets also go to 3-0, taming the Paris Tigers 49-7. The Comets defense limited Paris to only 40 yards of offense, preying on 4 Paris turnovers. Logan Gigl 154 yards rushing and a TD, Noah Frerichs with 2 TD runs. Derrick Graham with several tackles, along with an interception and a blocked punt.
Peotone goes to 3-0, beating Herscher 34-13. QB Jace Cowger rushed for 2 TDs, Danny Beresky with 93 yards rushing and a TD.
Coal City also is 3-0 after a dramatic 9-6 win over Manteno. After missing an earlier PAT, the Coalers Lane Cowherd drilled a 22-yard FG with 6 seconds left for the victory.
PBL over Iroquois West 22-6. Henry Gerritson a 5-yard TD run for the only Raider score. Panther TDs from Weston Weber, Josh Hopkins, and Drew Schrodt, as PBL goes to 3-0.
Also Friday, Thornton over Bradley-Bourbonnais 18-7. Reed-Custer shut out Dwight 26-0. Mark Harper with 2 TD passes and a TD run. Wilmington over Westmont 41-0. Chris Tworek with 2 TDs, Mike Wolfe with 1, as the 2 Wildcats combined for 235 yards rushing. And Brother Rice 30, Bishop McNamara 25. Jonnie Evans 105 yards rushing, Dalton Major with 2 short TD runs.
In Indiana, Winamac beat S. Newton 42-20. Tri-County 24, Frontier 6. Pioneer 20, Caston 6. And West Central beat North White 48-0 to go to 4-0. Michael Hamilton with 162 yards rushing and 3 scores.
Some Friday games had to be postponed to Saturday due to severe weather. Among those were West Lafayette beating Benton Central 28-21 in Indiana. Back in Illinois, Kankakee took out Solario Academy 42-0. Bismarck-Henning all over Milford-Cissna Park 41-6, Jake Rogers 2 yd TD run the only Bearcat score. And Momence lost at St. Joseph-Ogden 34-6, DeAndre Wright limited to 101 yards and a 4 yard TD run.
The First Trust and Savings Bank in Watseka and Clifton Player of the Week for the week ending 9/8/12 is SENIOR AUSTIN BLAIR OF THE WATSEKA WARRIORS.
One of the area's leading rushers and scorers, Austin has been a key leader in Watseka's 3-0 start, all the wins coming on the road. He began the year with 200 yards rushing and 2 TDs at Robinson...then in game 2 at Paris, he ran for another 4 TDs...then in a hard-fought win at St. Thomas More on 9/7, Austin rushed for 191 yards and 3 TDs on 29 carries, and also caught an 11 yard TD pass, making that back-to-back 4-touchdown games.