Fred's Blog (October 2006)

Fred's Blog (October 2006)

Catching the (playoff) fever

The first night of the IHSA football playoffs is complete and the results reinforce why the outcomes are determined on the field and not by rankings or seedings.

Averting an embarrassment

You've heard the story about the guy who had a screw loose, but I bet you haven't heard about the variation which happened Wednesday night at Centennial High School.

Westville football continues mastery

The juggernaut that is Westville High School football surfaced again Friday as the Tigers captured the Coal Bucket trophy for the fourth consecutive year and for the sixth time in the past seven years, whipping Georgetown-Ridge Farm 54-20.

A time to cheer

We don't know who is responsible for the scheduling of football games in the Vermilion Valley Conference, but that person deserves a rousing ovation.

It must be a record

How did you spend your Saturday? Watching another last-second Illini football loss? Maybe you were attacking the leaves in your gutters?

Par for the course?

Isn't it a shame?

The magic number

Five is the magic number, but it might not be the correct number.

An instant replay

Area radio stations do a great job of providing play-by-play of their local high school football, basketball and, occasionally, volleyball games.