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Second Half Big Plays Propel Monticello Past Champaign St. Thomas More

Matt Kerr caught passes of 76 and 60 yards in the third quarter, as Monticello pulled away in the second half to a 51-19 Illini Prairie Conference win over Champaign St. Thomas More Friday night in Monticello.


Kerr’s receptions were in the third quarter and helped Monticello extend a 21-13 halftime lead into a rout in the second half as the Sages outscored STM 30-6. 


Kerr added a strip-sack and was a terror on defense in his first game back after missing the Sages first two games of the season.


Nic Tackels completed just four passes on the night for a net of 135 yards. He also added a rushing touchdown and 43 yards. 


Chris Brown had 139 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns. 


Hayden Graham had two pick-sixes and Tackels added two interceptions on defense.


The Sages improve to 2-1  and the Sabres dropped to 0-3 on the season. 


Monticello hits the road next week to take on Rantoul. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. Game time is 7 pm.


Illini Praire Conference Scores


Bloomington Central Catholic 7, St. Joseph-Ogden 18, F

Illinois Valley Central 27, Pontiac 8, F

Rantoul 7, Olympia 27, F

Tolono Unity 22, Prairie Central 0, F




Charleston 7, Mt. Zion, 48, F

Lincoln 17, Taylorville 19, F

Mattoon 14, Mahomet-Seymour 35, F


Big Twelve


Bloomington 28, Peoria Manual 8, F

Danville 7, Normal West 29, F

Normal Community 40, Urbana 0, F

Peoria Notre Dame 63, Champaign Central 47, F


Central State Eight


Decatur Eisenhower 37, Springfield Southeast 78, F

Normal U-High 7, Decatur MacArthur 30, F

Rochester 71, Jacksonville 31, F

Springfield 20, Chatham Glenwood 49, F

Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin 49, Springfield Lanphier 0, F


Heart of Illinois


Ridgeview 0, El Paso-Gridley 32, F

Tri-Valley 23, Fisher 29, F

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 34, Heyworth 7, F

Dee-Mack 6, LeRoy 7, F

Tremont 7, Fieldcrest 42, F


Lincoln Prairie


Arcola 41, Villa Grove-Heritage 6, F

Decatur LSA 6, Cerro Gordo-Bement 13, F

Blue Ridge 12, Oakland Tri-County 48, F

Sangamon Valley 14, Argenta-Oreana 47, F

Toledo Cumberland 13, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 7, F




Limestone 7, Washington 34, F

Morton 33, Canton 14, F




Maroa-Forsyth 42, Pittsfield 8, F

Petersburg PORTA 0, Athens 52, F

Pleasant Plains 65, Riverton 54, F

Williamsville 34, Auburn 17, F

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