IHSA schools approve district football in 2021
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IHSA schools approve district football in 2021

The excitement in Zak Huston's voice was easy to detect. Huston learned Tuesday morning the Illinois High School Association member schools approved 11 amendment proposals to their by-laws, including a proposal to implement a district scheduling system fo

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brock 'checks all the boxes' for greatness
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PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brock 'checks all the boxes' for greatness

Rick Little knew it wasn't a fair fight, so he tried his best to lessen the blows. He simply couldn't let Jirehl Brock throw haymaker after haymaker at his own teammates. The Quincy High School football coach limited the number of touches the all-state senior running back got on a daily basis. It kept one of the state's best offensive weapons fresh deep into the season, and it eliminated the chance the QHS defenders felt deflated at the end of every practice after having to chase him.

Meet the All-Area Football 2018 defensive team
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Meet the All-Area Football 2018 defensive team

Second Team Max Hays, Lineman, 6-2, 235, Jr., Monroe City Collin Gross, Lineman, 5-10, 305, Sr., Unity-Payson Brendehn Schutte, Lineman, 6-2, 240, Sr., Quincy Remington Buehler, Lineman, 6-0, 345, Jr., Central Michael Lord, Linebacker, 6-0, 170, Sr., Illi

COACH OF THE YEAR: Dixon's culture of creating FREAKs helps improve himself, too
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COACH OF THE YEAR: Dixon's culture of creating FREAKs helps improve himself, too

Anyone who follows Central football coach Brad Dixon on Twitter has probably come across his daily tweet. #UpEarlyToTrain. The tweet is usually posted before the sun is up and while most are still asleep.

Meet the All-Area Football 2018 offensive team
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Meet the All-Area Football 2018 offensive team

Second Team Offense Will Fromm, Quaterback, 6-1, 215, Sr., Scotland County Damien French, Running back, 6-2, 190, Soph., Hannibal Zach Osborn, Running back, 5-8, 155, Sr., Monroe City Caleb Lapsley, Running back, 5-9, 160, Jr., Clark County Keenan Batsell

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2018 Herald-Whig Football Statistical Leaders

RUSHING Player Att Yards Avg TD Brock Wood, SS 286 2159 7.5 26 Jirehl Brock, QHS 188 2155 11.5 33 Keenan Batsell, MCity 213 1521 7.1 18 Nick Vorhies, IW 193 1428 7.4 22 Damien French, Hann 186 1390 7.4 21 Bryce Wilson, W.H. 168 1332 7.9 20 Cole Williams,

Preferred walk-on offer from Illini gives Raiders' Bottorff more options
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Preferred walk-on offer from Illini gives Raiders' Bottorff more options

The recruiting game changed dramatically Thursday for Jonny Bottorff. The Quincy Notre Dame all-state offensive lineman has been in regular contact with a number of NCAA Division II programs and drawn some interest from a few FCS schools.

Brock named Gatorade Illinois Football Player of the Year
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Brock named Gatorade Illinois Football Player of the Year

QUINCY -- Quincy High School football coach Rick Little felt like he went into each game this past season with the best player in the state in his lineup. He wasn't alone in that thinking. Jirehl Brock, the all-state senior running back and Iowa State commit, was named the Gatorade Illinois Football Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Leonard first QU player to earn All-American honor in D-II era
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Leonard first QU player to earn All-American honor in D-II era

QUINCY -- The nation's leading tackler deserved a spot on the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-American team. Quincy University senior linebacker Cody Leonard, who piled up 168 tackles in his record-setting season, was named...

Hannibal's Jones fills stat sheet in NCMC victory
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Hannibal's Jones fills stat sheet in NCMC victory

FULTON, Mo. -- Dezi Jones has had several remarkable scoring outbursts in becoming the all-time leading scorer in boys basketball at Hannibal. He may have had his best all-around game ever Tuesday night. Jones, who broke the school scoring record last week