>>Monticello Drops No. 6 Bloomington Central Catholic
The Monticello Sages offense took advantage of timely turnovers and good field position to hold off sixth-ranked Bloomington Central Catholic 49-28 Friday night on Illini Prairie Conference football action.
The third ranked Sages fell behind 7-0 after they dropped back inside the five yard line on a pair of bad snaps in the first three plays from scrimmage, but scored the next 14 points and scored four unanswered touchdowns to close the first half and open the second en route to a 42-14 advantage.
Asher Bradd opened the scoring for Monticello with a trick-play touchdown pass to Dylan Thomas and Lucas Lieb punched in his first of three touchdowns later in the first half for the Sages.
Brayden Snyder hit Alek Bundy in stride for a 75-yard touchdown in the second quarter helping Monticello to a two-touchdown advantage at the break.
Bundy also picked off a Max Moews pass to the 20-yard line to set up the first Sages score of the night.
Snyder finished a less than typical night 11-for-20 for 188 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Lieb came up just short of the 100-yard threshold, finishing with 95 yards on 19 carries and three scores.
Asher Bradd threw for a touchdown and added two catches for 17 yards.
Thomas led all receivers with six catches for 99 yards a touchdown.
Moews finished 11-for-24 for 156 yards with a touchdown and interception.
Sa’Mond Davis led BCC with 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 28 carries and James Morris hauled in five catches for 84 yards a touchdown.
Monticello is 5-0 on the season and travels to Unity to take on the second ranked Rockets, matching up with a ranked opponent for the second straight week.
BCC is 4-1.
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