Coming into the 2016 high school football season, the Monticello Sages had a lot of questions to answer.
How to replace an All State quarterback.
How to replace a pair of All Conference, play-making wide receivers.
How to replace an All Conference two way player.
How to overcome a small front line.
Those are questions that can official be put to rest.
The Monticello Sages answered those questions emphatically Saturday night in a 52-36 victory over Okaw Valley rival, Tolono Unity.
Caleb Hanson threw six touchdown passes leading the Sages to a 4-0 start on the season.
Hanson was 23 for 32 for 364 yards.
Nathan Graham and Isiah Florey were the recipients of Hanson’s precision passing, hauling in all six touchdowns.
Florey had 10 catches for 215 yards and two long touchdowns.
Graham grabbed eight balls for 107 yards and four touchdowns.
Monticello's undersized defense stepped up in big spots and helped hold off Unity’s efficient offense.
Junior quarterback Steven Miget had 24 carries for 199 yards and three touchdowns.
Keaton Eckstein had 190 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns.
Ben Singleton kicked a 34 yard field goal that extended a slim Monticello advantage to 10, and Unity would never get closer than nine points.
Unity drops to 2-2 and Monticello remains undefeated at 4-0.
The Sages travel to St. Joseph-Ogden next Saturday night.
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