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Monticello Hosts St. Thomas More in 2017 Home Opener

The Monticello Sages are at home for the first time in the 2017 season tonight as they welcome Champaign St. Thomas More to Monticello High School for an Illini Prairie matchup.
The Sages off a convincing 55-7 win at Illinois Valley Central last Friday nigh, improved to 2-0 in the early going. 
The Sages defense stood up again as the Grey Ghosts could only break one big play that went for a touchdown early in the first quarter. 
Quarterback Braden Snyder accounted for five touchdowns, three through the air and two on the ground. 
Asher Bradd caught two scores and Devin Graham added hauled in the other. 
St. Thomas More blanked Olympia 14-0 last Friday night to improve to 1-1 on the season.
Tonight's game kicks at 7 pm. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.
Illini Prairie matchups tonight:
Bloomington Central Catholic at St. Joseph-Ogden
Illinois Valley Central at Pontiac
Rantoul at Olympia
Unity at Prairie Central
Effingham at Mt. Zion
Mattoon at Lincoln
Taylorville at Charleston
Big Twelve
Champaign Central at Bloomington
Danville at Peoria Manual
Normal West at Champaign Centennial
Normal Community at Peoria Notre Dame
Peoria at Urbana
Central State Eight
Chatham Glenwood at Springfield Lanphier
Decatur MacArthur at Springfield(Sat.)
Jacksonville at Decatur Eisenhower
Normal U-High at Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin
Springfield Southeast at Rochester
East Peoria at Limestone
Morton at Metamora
Pekin at Dunlap
Washington at Canton
Athens at Riverton
Maroa-Forsyth at Williamsville
Petersburg PORTA at New Berlin
Pittsfield at Virden North Mac
Pleasant Plains at Auburn
Non-conference action tonight:
Tri-Valley at LeRoy
Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland at Ridgeview
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley at El Paso-Gridley
Dee-Mack at Heyworth
Macomb at Blue Ridge
Martinsville at Argenta-Oreana
Mascoutah at Mahomet-Seymour
Fieldcrest at Fisher
Oakland Tri-County at Decatur LSA
Oblong at Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond
Palestine at Arcola
Peoria Richwoods at Rock Island
Toledo Cumberland at Sangamon Valley
Tremont at Eureka
Villa Grove-Heritage at Cerro Gordo-Bement

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