Beyond the Boxscore: Hillis thrives in Hawks' power game in second half
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hillis thrives in Hawks' power game in second half

There were no drastic changes made at halftime, but the Quincy University football team's coaching staff did make one significant adjustment. They went old school. Limited to just 52 yards of total offense and 1.9 yards per play in the first half Saturday

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Beyond the Boxscore: Chappel makes impact on aggressive QU defense
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Beyond the Boxscore: Chappel makes impact on aggressive QU defense

With two starters scratched from the lineup by injuries and a third limited because of some aches and pains, the Quincy University football team had to turn to some underclassmen defensively to help throttle the highest-scoring offense...

Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils' offense keeps chugging along
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Beyond the Boxscore: Blue Devils' offense keeps chugging along

When the locomotive otherwise known as the Quincy High School football team's offense gets rolling, it's tough to knock it off its track. Quincy Notre Dame isn't the only one to realize that. The Raiders trailed 21-7 at halftime...

Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders see effort as start of something special
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Beyond the Boxscore: Raiders see effort as start of something special

To say Jonny Bottorff appreciated the fight the Quincy Notre Dame football team's underclassmen showed Friday night against Quincy High School undersells how he truly felt. You had to see the tears in his eyes and hear his voice cracking...

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...

Beyond the Boxscore: Phillips getting healthy for Blue Devils
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Beyond the Boxscore: Phillips getting healthy for Blue Devils

Robby Phillips steadily is getting his legs back under him. The Quincy High School senior forward suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee earlier this season, and has returned to the lineup with a cumbersome...

Beyond the Boxscore: Hopkins moves to running back for Hawks
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hopkins moves to running back for Hawks

When Theo Hopkins says he hasn't been nervous before a game for as long as he can remember, believe him. Few players enjoy the energetic buildup to kickoff the same way the Quincy University fifth-year senior does. That's what made his uneasiness...

Beyond the Boxscore: Brock hurdles past Rocks once again
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Beyond the Boxscore: Brock hurdles past Rocks once again

Jirehl Brock figured he had three options as he neared midfield. Go out of bounds. Get tackled trying to cut inside. Or hurdle a would-be tackler. The Quincy High School senior football standout figured he'd see what it was like to be a hurdler. Brock int

Scouting report: McKendree at Quincy University
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Scouting report: McKendree at Quincy University

Quincy University football coach Gary Bass told his players to flush everything this week. Flush the first four non-conference games. Flush any frustration from back-to-back losses. Flush the slate clean. "We want to hit a reset button," Bass said.

Hawks' Leonard reacts with class and high character
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Hawks' Leonard reacts with class and high character

Inwardly, Cody Leonard may have been irritated and agitated to learn he had been demoted. Outwardly, he never flinched. What doesn't get noticed on Saturday afternoons when the Quincy University middle linebacker puts together All-American caliber...