Interesting names could be in line to be QND's next coach
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Interesting names could be in line to be QND's next coach

Bill Connell firmly believes the vacant Quincy Notre Dame football coaching position is an attractive one. For the most part, no one will argue that. The Raiders have created a history of success, having reached the playoffs in 21 of the past 26 seasons.

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Gratitude comes Connell's way after resignation
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Gratitude comes Connell's way after resignation

QUINCY -- The news didn't take the Quincy Notre Dame football players by surprise. That doesn't mean it wasn't any less disappointing. About 8:30 a.m. Friday, 30 minutes before Bill Connell announced publicly he was resigning after 26 years...

Connell says this is '100 percent goodbye' as he resigns as QND football coach
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Connell says this is '100 percent goodbye' as he resigns as QND football coach

Eleven years ago, when Bill Connell resigned as the Quincy Notre Dame football coach, hs family -- his two children specifically -- convinced him to rescind his resignation and continue coaching the Raiders. They won't change his mind again.

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Simonson's second tenure at Pittsfield comes to end

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The wins and losses may not show it, but Curt Simonson believes the Pittsfield football program is in better shape than when he took over as the head coach for the 2014 season. Simonson, 63, submitted his resignation to school officials

St. Louis schools want to talk with QND about new conference
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St. Louis schools want to talk with QND about new conference

Representatives from the Archdiocesan Athletic Association and the Metro League in the St. Louis area have reached out to Quincy Notre Dame about being part of a 20- or 24-school conference of private schools that would be created for football purposes only starting with the 2020-2021 school year.

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Unity adds three to Hall of Fame

MENDON, Ill. -- The Unity Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three individuals during a ceremony at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday between games of the Mississippi Valley Invitational Tournament in the high school gym.

Legacy like no other: Brock wants to be remembered for more than rushing stats
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Legacy like no other: Brock wants to be remembered for more than rushing stats

Jirehl Brock's legacy began the night he dashed, darted and ran through the Rock Island football team as a sophomore. His legacy went viral the night the Quincy High School junior running back simply ran over the Rocks. It happened September 27 at Almquist Field in Rock Island.

Unspoken Words: Without talking about last year's title game, Kirby guides Monroe City to crown
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Unspoken Words: Without talking about last year's title game, Kirby guides Monroe City to crown

A ringing endorsement let David Kirby know he was in for a special season. During the offseason at a 7-on-7 camp, the Monroe City football coach crossed paths with Jim Unruh, the offensive coordinator at West Hancock who also won several state titles with the Carthage and Illini West football teams. Kirby wanted Unruh's opinion of this season's Panthers.

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2017 All-Area Football: First team, second team and honorable mention

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE DALTON CRANE º QB Pleasant Hill º 5-foot-10 º 165 º Sr. The Wolves made the playoffs for the first time since 2009, and Crane was a big factor in that. He threw for 1,907 yards and 20 touchdowns, plus he rushed for 850 yards and 14 touc

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2017 Herald-Whig Area Statistical Leaders

RUSHING Player Att Yards Avg TD Brock Wood, SSh 167 1667 9.9 18 Cole Pennewell, MC 250 1596 6.4 23 Jirehl Brock, QHS 210 1588 7.6 22 Bryce Wilson, WH 195 1570 8.1 20 Zach Osborn, MC 145 1565 10.8 21 Peyton Plunkett, Pal 178 1489 8.4 18 Riley Langf