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Monticello Opens Season Hosting Bloomington Central Catholic

The Monticello Sages will open the 2021 pandemic altered spring football season tonight at home hosting Bloomington Central Catholic in Illini Prairie Conference high school football action. 


The Sages were last in action for a first round playoff game in October of 2019 at DeQuion where they were knocked off to end their season. 


After not having football in the fall and with no postseason on the horizon, Monticello can display their playmaking seniors like runningback Chris Brown and wide receiver Hayden Graham and defensive back Hunter Williams while developing young players like junior quarterback Joey Sprinkle.


The Sages will add a wrinkle to their schedule as the Illini Prairie has partnered with the Apollo Conference for games. The Sages will host Mattoon on Saturday, April 9 at 2 pm. 


Additionally, the Sages wrap the season on Saturday, April 24 hosting St. Joseph-Ogden for senior day.


Hear tonight's action kicking off at 7 pm on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. 


Illini Prairie Conference games this week:


Prairie Central vs. Rantoul 
St. Joseph-Ogden vs. IVC (Sat.)
Olympia vs. Argenta-Oreana


8-Man Football


Blue Ridge vs. North Fulton at Cuba H.S.
Kincaid South Fork vs. Champaign St. Thomas More




Effingham vs. Mahomet-Seymour
Lincoln vs. Charleston at Charleston


Big Twelve


Bloomington at Quincy Notre Dame

Champaign Centennial at Urbana (Sat.)
Danville vs. Champaign Central at Tommy Stewart Field (Sat.)
Normal West vs. Normal Community
Peoria vs. Peoria Notre Dame 
Peoria Manual vs. Peoria Richwoods (Sat.)


Heart of Illinois 


Eureka vs. Dee-Mack (Sat.)
Fieldcrest at G.C.M.S. (Sat.)
Ridgeview vs. LeRoy (Sat.)
Heyworth vs. Tremont (Sat.)

Lincoln Prairie

Cerro Gordo-Bement vs. Villa Grove-Heritage


Canton vs. Morton at Morton
Metamora vs. East Peoria
Pekin vs. Dunlap
Washington vs. Limestone


Non-Conference High School football this week:


Mattoon at Mt. Zion
Pawnee at Decatur LSA
Pontiac vs. Taylorville

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