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Monticello Begins Trying Three-Game Stretch to Finish Regular Season

The Monticello Sages will begin what is expected to be a real test as they enter the final third of its regular season tonight when they travel to Paxton to take on Paxton-Buckley-Loda in Illini Prairie Conference football action.


Monticello blanked Rantoul 28-0 last Friday and Coach Cully Welter says sometimes you think you played a good game and then the film shows things you can work, but like last Friday, you think you didn't play a good game but the film shows otherwise.



Monticello meets up with PBL, Prairie Central and Tolono Unity to finish out the season and the three teams at the top of the conference with Monticello so far. Coach Welter says they'll be challenged by the Panther's size and the diversity of its offense.



Coach Welter feels it will be somewhat of an advantage for his team that they have to practice against a multiple formation offense that he runs. 


Tonight's game kicks at 7 pm and can be heard on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. 


Illini Prairie


Illinois Valley Central at Bloomington Central Catholic

Prairie Central at Olympia

Monticello at Paxton-Buckley-Loda

St. Joseph-Ogden at Pontiac

Tolono Unity at Rantoul


Week 7 Action in central Illinois...


8-Man Football


Polo at Peoria Heights

Champaign St. Thomas More at West Prairie (Sat.)

Decatur LSA at Galva (Sat.)

Milford at Blue Ridge




Charleston at Mattoon

Lincoln at Effingham 


Big Twelve


Bloomington vs. Peoria Notre Dame at Richwoods Stadium (Sat.)

Champaign Central at Peoria

Danville at Normal West

Peoria Manual at Champaign Centennial


Central State Eight


Decatur Eisenhower at Normal U-High

Rochester at Chatham-Glenwood)

Springfield at Jacksonville 

Springfield Lanphier at Springfield Southeast

Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin at Decatur MacArthur


Lincoln Prairie


Arcola at Cerro Gordo-Bement

Sangamon Valley at Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond

Oakland Tri-County at Villa Grove




Petersburg PORTA at Maroa-Forsyth

Pleasant Plains at Williamsville


Non-Conference action tonight...


Eureka vs. Ridgeview

G.C.M.S. at DTri-Valley

Granite City at Normal Community

Heyworth at El Paso-Gridley

LeRoy at Dee-Mack

Mahomet-Seymour at Peoria Richwoods

Mt. Zion at Collinsville

Tremont at Fisher

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