MEMPHIS, Mo. -- The week leading up to the Scotland County football team's game against Schuyler County was an emotional one.
Chester Robinson, a 2016 Scotland County graduate and former football player, was killed in a car crash in May 2016, one week after graduation. Robinson's No. 22 jersey hangs in the trophy case in the school and hasn't been worn.
The football game between Scotland County and Schuyler County since has been known as the Chester Bowl. Friday's game -- Scotland County won 31-8 -- was the second installment of the Chester Bowl. The Tigers have won both.
"He was friends a lot of people from Scotland County and Schuyler County," Scotland County coach Troy Carper said. "So we had a game and a trophy named after him. It's a real nice thing to do for him."
The Scotland County players and coaches knew during the week an emotional game was coming.
"I coached Chester from junior high all the way through high school," Carper said. "I try to contain myself, but I knew it was going to happen. I couldn't hold it back.
"But the players feed off that. A lot of them were friends with Chester, and they went out there and played really hard."
Payson Seymour launches shoe drive
The Payson Seymour volleyball team is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser now through Sept. 30 to raise funds for team volleyball shoes and equipment.
The team will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit the team. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes. They can be dropped off with any volleyball player, at any Payson volleyball home game in September, or during business hours at Giggles Family Boutique, 702 Maine, in Quincy.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families.
Tynan becomes Brown County TD leader
Senior running back Devin Tynan became the Brown County football team's all-time rushing touchdown leader in the overtime victory over Beardstown last Friday.
Tynan's 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave him 27 career rushing touchdowns. He broke the record that was shared by Brent Kindhart and Jacob Wilson. Tynan finished with 26 rushing yards on nine attempts. He also caught a 77-yard touchdown pass from Joe Hendricker.
Crete-Monee plays at Purdue
The Crete-Monee football team traveled to Indiana to play West Lafayette last Friday at Ross-Ade Stadium on the campus of Purdue University. The game was the first high school football game played at Ross-Ade Stadium since 1952. Crete-Monee defeated West Lafayette, the top-ranked team in Indiana's Class 3A, 44-29.