GEORGETOWN — Josh Cavanaugh has an idea of what he’ll do with the quarterback position this year with his Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman football team.
“We may run plays in with them,” said Cavanaugh, in his third season as the Buffaloes’ coach.
A week into the preseason training camp, the G-RF/Chrisman cooperative team did not have a clearcut signal-caller.
SIDELL — Salt Fork’s football program is not taking its consecutive playoff streak for granted.
The Storm have qualified for the postseason 11 years in a row. If the success continues, coach Brian Plotner can point to what his athletes did to put themselves in that position.
DANVILLE — Catlin Crozier has a message for whomever wants to listen: Write about the Schlarman Hilltoppers, but don’t write them off.
“It’s going unbelievable,” the first-year Schlarman football coach said. “I couldn’t ask for better kids. They work hard, don’t complain, don’t argue. They are the true definition of a team. They help each other out.”
What happens when seven area entries win state championships AND five other entries place second?
First, it means that particular area is extremely strong.
Second, it means little chance for coverage for all of the other deserving medalists from third to nine.
Why does it work for high school coaches to work on a contract from one year to another, but not for the same principle to be applied at the college level?
OK, I'll admit it. After 3 1/2 decades covering high school athletics, I'm pretty sure I've seen it all at one time or another, even if I don't always remember the when and the where.
Hannah Deterding is one of the hidden stories within the University of Illinois volleyball team.
Another deadline has passed. Another football game has been covered. Another story has been written.
It's time to reflect, time to ask, "Why do I do this?"
DANVILLE — The roster shows 23 seniors. Last year’s total offense leader is back. So is an all-conference offensive lineman.
But it will be a new-look Danville High School football team which will open the season at 7 p.m. on Friday at Whitesell Field against Urbana. Five offensive starters are back. Just four regulars return on defense.
HOOPESTON — When 22 prospects showed up for the first day of Hoopeston Area’s football practice, second-year coach Michl Kearney decided it was time to get to work.
Besides the coaching portion of his job, he set out to expand the roster. Within a week, there were 31 Cornjerkers at practice.