GIBSON CITY — Someone had to make a play.
Leave it to Fisher seniors Carson Perrero and Parker Perrero to do just that.
Carson Perrero sacked Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley quarterback Zach Kirby on fourth and 6 with the Falcons just shy of midfield, trailing by a touchdown with less than a minute left.
CHAMPAIGN — The last time Urbana walked off the football field victorious against rival Centennial, Tigers quarterback Cameron Mammen was in the fourth grade.
It's possible he was at that game, a 26-24 heartstopper. But it's just as likely that "I was over there playing football" during the game, he said.
CHAMPAIGN — Andrew Young knew what was coming next. So did Dan Hennessey, the St. Thomas More football coach.
It was pick on Andrew Young Night at Henneman Field in the Sabers' homecoming.
TOLONO — Unity's defense made the difference Friday in a matchup of two of the state's best teams.
The Rockets, ranked third in Class 3A, held No. 2 Decatur St. Teresa to 117 total yards in winning 21-10 at Hicks Field.
DECATUR — Danville scored early and often — four touchdowns on its first six plays — and recovered from a one-point loss a week earlier with a dominating performance. The eighth-ranked Vikings (Class 6A) outgained the Panthers 369-31.
CHAMPAIGN — Vanessa DiBernardo scored twice as Illinois defeated Indiana 4-1 in a Big Ten women’s soccer match Friday night.
CHAMPAIGN — There wasn't a reserved seat to be had if you didn't arrive early enough. Strictly general admission for the latecomers.
The Spike Squad student crowd, which occupies one corner of Huff Hall, stretched all the way from the floor to the rafters and spilled into the upper walkway.
CHAMPAIGN — On Friday evening, Champaign police said they have a "working profile of at least one of the suspects" in a series of attempted child abductions. Since Sept. 20, nine such incidents have been reported in Champaign — eight of them this week. A similar incident was reported in Paxton on Sept. 20.
The Friday press release from Champaign police says:
CHAMPAIGN — Three more attempted child abductions have been reported in Champaign, bringing to 10 the number of such incidents reported in East Central Illinois this month.
The latest report is from 8:15 a.m. Friday. A 10-year-old boy said he was approached by a white male who asked him if he wanted a ride. The boy ran, and the suspect did not chase him, police said.