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
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
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