A Clinton High School Alumni has helped lead his current college squad to it's best season in school history.
The 2011 Illinois College football team etched its name into the record books on Saturday, beating Beloit College 48-27 in its regular-season finale to finish the year with a school-record nine wins.
Illinois College Head Coach Garrett Campbell says it's a credit to the entire campus community because everybody played a role in this season's success. He adds he is happy for all of his players, especially the seniors.
Illinois College went 9-1 overall, 8-1 in the Midwest Conference, solidifying a second-place finish in the MWC with the win. The Blueboys will be seeking the Conference's first-ever at-large bid to the Division III football playoffs when the playoff pairings are announced on NCAA.com at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. The Blueboys will be seeking one of six available at-large bids.
The 2011 Illinois College football team will go down as one of the best – if not the best – team in school history. The Blueboys have never won nine games in a season, and its only undefeated seasons came in 1891 (6-0), 1892 (1-0) and 1915 (7-0) when the team played a much lighter schedule.
Colin Duling, a Junior from Clinton is the team's second leading receiver with 40 pass receptions, 650 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns receiving.