It's the final week of the regular season for high school football. Tonight several teams across the state look to make their final statements on their playoff hopes, while some have their tickets stamped, and are looking to fine tune areas of concern.
The Clinton Maroons come into tonight's game off a tough loss at home against Tolono-Unity, 48-13. The Maroons will be on the road to cap off their season at Sullivan-Okaw Valley. You can hear that game on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and streamed online at dewittdailynews.com.
Last week, the Monticello Sages beat the Shelbyville 46-14. Senior Ryan Donahue had 32 carries for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns and Jacob Williams had 8 carries for 76 yards. Parker Trice was 7 of 11 for 101 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 pick. Colton Gibson contributed 2 touchdown receptions. Scott Huisinga had 101 yards through the air on four catches. With the win, the Sages now become playoff eligible, however, they currently sit on the bubble, a win tonight at home versus Decatur St. Teresa would certianly boost the Sages into a playoff spot. It was just 2 seasons ago in the final game of the season the Sages pulled off the epic upset in the final home game of the season beating the Bulldogs, 28-15. You can hear tonight's ball game on 95.9 FM WEZC and also online at dewittdailynews.com.
Also be sure to tune into WEZC tomorrow night for coverage of who has made the playoffs and where each team will be headed. Coverage kicks off at 7 and includes the announcement of the pairings, and interviews throughout the evening with local coaches.
One game from Thursday night, in the Central State 8 Conference...
Lincoln 6 SHG 49
In other area action this week...
Okaw Valley (Black)
Shelbyville at Tolono (Unity)
Okaw Valley (Blue)
Argenta (A.-Oreana) at Tuscola
Macon (Meridian) at Moweaqua (Central A & M)
Maroa (M.-Forsyth) at Warrensburg (W.-Latham)
Little Okaw Valley
Arcola at Arthur-Lovington Coop
East Central vs. South Piatt
Cerro Gordo at Martinsville
Oakland Tri-County at Villa Grov
Heart of Illinois
El Paso-Gridley at Tremont
Blue Ridge at Fisher
Heyworth vs. Flanagan.-Cornell
LeRoy at Ridgeview
Lexington at Tri-Valley
Fieldcrest at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Bloomington at Decatur Eisenhower
Champaign-Central at Champaign-Centennial
Danville at Normal Community
Decatur-MacArthur vs. Urbana
Normal West at Mattoon