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High School Football Season Opens Tonight

The central Illinois high school football season kicks off today, and several area teams are in new conferences along with new additions to their schedules for 2014.

 width=The Clinton Maroons open their season tonight at home against non-conference opponent, Flanagan-Cornell. Off an 1-8 campaign in 2013, head coach John Hayden hopes to continue to build at Clinton High School. Entering their first season in the Central Illinois Conference, the Maroons will welcome the additions of Flanagan-Cornell and Fithian Oakwood to their nine-game slate and say goodbye to former Okaw Valley Black opponents Monticello and Tolono Unity.

The Maroons opener against Flanagan-Cornell gets underway at 7 pm. Hear all the action live on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and online at dewittdailynews.com.

Other games across the area tonight...

Central State Eight

Chatham Glenwood at Decatur MacArthur
Decatur Eisenhower at Rochester
Springfield Lanphier at Jacksonville
Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin at Springfield
Springfield (Southeast) at Lincoln

Heart of Illinois

Fisher at Ridgeview
LeRoy at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Lexington at Heyworth
Fieldcrest at Tri-Valley
Tremont at El Paso-Gridley

Non-Conference games for tonight...

Argenta-Oreana at Oblong
Arthur-Lovington at Villa Grove
Belleville East at Normal Community
Belleville West at Normal West
Bloomington Central Catholic at Washington
Bloomington at LaGrange Park Nazareth Academy (Sat.)
Cerro Gordo-Bement at Oakland Tri-County
Champaign Centennial at Morton
Champaign St. Thomas More at Olympia
Decatur Lutheran at Toledo Cumberland
Fithian Oakwood at Carrollton (Sat.)
 width=Marion at Champaign Central
Maroa-Forsyth at Meridian
Milford at Central A & M (Sat.)
Monticello at Nokomis
Mt. Zion at Mahomet-Seymour
Pawnee at Shelbyville
Paxton-Buckley-Loda at St. Joseph-Ogden
Peoria vs. Rock Island Alleman at Augustana College
Peoria Notre Dame at Peoria Richwoods
Peoria Heights at Cambridge Ridgewood
Rock Island at Peoria Manual
Sterling at Metamora
Streator at East Peoria
Sullivan-Okaw Valley at Hoopeston
Tolono Unity at Decatur St. Teresa
Urbana at Normal U-High
Warrensburg-Latham at Georgetown
Westville at Tuscola

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