Every week during the football season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend’s games.
Here are a few notes from Week 1 before the bulk of high school football seasons kick off this upcoming weekend.
GERONIMO ALLISON, a wide receiver at Iowa Western Community College who committed to Illinois on July 25, and the Reivers started off defending their 2012 national title with a 24-17 victory at Trinity Valley Community College on Saturday night in Athens, Texas. Allison led the Reivers with 10 catches for 137 yards. Iowa Western (1-0) returns to the field this Saturday at home against Iowa Central Community College.
AUSTIN ROBERTS, a senior linebacker from Rice Lake (Wis.) High School who committed to Illinois on June 13, and the Warriors opened the season with a 27-16 win at Medford (Wis.) Area High School on Friday night. Roberts compiled eight solo tackles and assisted on five tackles during the win, which also saw him line up at tight end on offense. Roberts and Rice Lake (1-0) get back in action at 7 p.m. this Friday at home against New Richmond (Wis.) High School.
JEFF GEORGE JR., a senior quarterback at Warren Central (Ind.) High School, and the Warriors began the season with a 21-10 home loss against Center Grove (Ind.) High School on Friday night. George and Warren Central (0-1) resume play at home this Friday night against Indianapolis Cathedral High School. George has a grayshirt scholarship offer from Illinois and interest from Akron, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville and Purdue.
KENNY JONES, a senior wide receiver at Lawrence Central (Ind.) High School, and the Bears, last year’s Class 5A state champions, opened with a 49-3 win against Lawrence North (Ind.) High School on Friday night. Jones and Lawrence Central (1-0) get back on the field this Friday night at home against North Central (Ind.) High School. Jones has offers from Indiana, Iowa State and Louisville.