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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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