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Monticello Holds Off BCC

The Monticello Sages scored on their first two possessions of the third quarter and held off Bloomington Central Catholic at the five-yard line on the last play of the game for a 21-14 Illini Prairie Conference win Friday night at Homecoming in Monticello.


Trailing 14-7 at the break, Monticello's Matt Kerr caught a 21-yard pass from Nick Tackels to start the scoring. 


After a 67 yard run by Chris Brown where it appeared he scored, officials marked him out at the six-yard line, Tackels punched it in for the go-ahead score and Monticello’s defense stood tall on the final drive of the game where BCC was five-yards from the goal line but Kerr knocked down the final two pass attempts and the Sages held on for their fourth victory this year.


Kerr finished with five catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. Tackels was 10 for 21 with 228 yards passing and a touchdown and rushed 11 times for 44 yards and a touchdown.


Hayden Graham had two grabs for 61 yards and Spencer Brown caught two passes for 54 yards.

BCC drops to 1-4 overall.


Monticello is in Tolono next Friday night to take on Unity. Game time is 7 pm. Hear all the action on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. 


Illini Prairie Action Friday...


IVC        27
Prairie Central    7


Rantoul            10
Champaign St. Thomas More    14


St. Joseph-Ogden    19
Pontiac        0


Olympia        3
Tolono Unity    28

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