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.
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...
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
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
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