Epic finale: Brock's record-setting effort guides Blue Devils past Raiders
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Epic finale: Brock's record-setting effort guides Blue Devils past Raiders

QUINCY -- Every great story deserves an epic conclusion. Jirehl Brock wrote one for the latest chapter of Quincy's crosstown football rivalry. On his first four carries of the second half, the Quincy High School running back scored three touchdowns...

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Battle rallies in second half to knock off Hannibal
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Battle rallies in second half to knock off Hannibal

HANNIBAL -- The Hannibal football team's halftime lead was gone in a blink. So was the Pirates' edginess. Columbia Battle scored on a 45-yard pass play on its first play of the third quarter and needed just two plays to score on its next possession...

Change of heart: Monroe City chooses different fourth-down play, wins Mayor's Cup
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Change of heart: Monroe City chooses different fourth-down play, wins Mayor's Cup

PALMYRA, Mo. -- David Kirby had a few extra seconds to decide a fourth down play. The Monroe City football team faced fourth and 3 from Palmyra 13-yard line late in the fourth quarter, and Kirby originally wanted to try and draw the defense offsides for a

Illinois prep roundup: Williams scores three TDs for Central
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Illinois prep roundup: Williams scores three TDs for Central

Cole Williams' three touchdowns allowed Central to survive a late rally from Carrollton and win 40-32 in a non-conference game in Carrollton. Williams rushed for 93 yards on nine carries while also catching two passes, both for touchdowns, for 34 yards.

Missouri prep roundup: Wood rushes for 338 yards for South Shelby
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Missouri prep roundup: Wood rushes for 338 yards for South Shelby

Brock Wood rushed for 338 yards and six touchdowns in leading the South Shelby football team to a 50-12 Clarence Cannon Conference victory over Highland on Friday night in Ewing, Mo. Daniel Burke also had two touchdowns for South Shelby. Parson Wilt had 1

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Game preview: Missouri S&T at Quincy University

Missouri S&T at QU When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: QU Stadium Records: Missouri S&T -- 5-2 (2-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference). QU -- 2-5 (1-2 GLVC). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM Extra points: Finding a way to get Miners quarterback Tyler Swart out of rhythm...

College football notebook: Hawks dealing with more injuries in backfield
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College football notebook: Hawks dealing with more injuries in backfield

Injuries continue to deplete the Quincy University football team's backfield. Theo Hopkins, who converted from a cornerback to a running back because of depth issues, is questionable for this week's game against Missouri S&T because of an ankle injury.

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...

Last of its kind: QHS-QND football rivalry to be on hold after Friday's game
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Last of its kind: QHS-QND football rivalry to be on hold after Friday's game

QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame senior lineman Jonny Bottorff didn't actually experience an oh-my-goodness moment when he played a few snaps against the Quincy High School football team his freshman year. He waited until his sophomore year before getting...

Practice makes perfect: Effort from Blue Devils' Neally leads to automatic results
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Practice makes perfect: Effort from Blue Devils' Neally leads to automatic results

QUINCY -- The "W" word. That's what Quincy High School football coach Rick Little call it. He incorporates it into every conversation -- darn near every sentence -- when he talks about senior placekicker Devin Neally. So what four-letter word is it? Work.