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Monticello Football Coach Disappointed No Football To Be Played Friday

Wanting just a little bit of high school football, Monticello football coach Cully Welter packed up with a few of his assistant coaches and made tracks to Indianapolis to catch a pair of powerhouse high school football programs last Friday night.


In the traditional Illini Prairie slate, Coach Welter's Sages would be preparing for a Week 1 matchup with Olympia, but due to the pandemic, that won't be happening this year. Coach Welter says its now just about getting kids bigger, faster and stronger.



Coach Welter says it is definitely frustrating to watch programs in Indiana, Missouri and Iowa among others begin their high school football seasons around this time of the year. He is trying to keep an open mind about the situation.



The Hall of Fame coach calls his kids resilient and believes they're taking these changes in stride despite it being a difficult and unprecedented situation.



Starting this Friday night, hear from Coach Welter and a few of his seniors as WEZC and dewittdailynews.com broadcasts weekly hour-long player spotlights with the football program and other fall sports programs that are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 


The program begins at 7 pm and can be heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. 

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