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CHAMPAIGN — Storm Joop threw three touchdowns — including two to Kevin Carroll — as the Sabers kept their playoff hopes alive with a 49-14 win against Paxton-Buckley-Loda on Friday.
“If five (wins) can get us in, it puts us another step closer to that,” St. Thomas More coach Dan Hennessey said. “It gives the kids a boost in confidence that, hey, we can still do it.”
Here is where we will post in-game high school football scores during the fall 2012 season.
Unity and Monticello high schools are hoping that one ending rolls over to a new beginning. They have applied for membership to the Sangamon Valley Conference.
The request will be considered as soon as next week’s SVC meeting in Rantoul.
In boys’ soccer
At Decatur. Dan Shin scored four goals, breaking St. Thomas More’s single-season record, as the Sabers rolled to a 7-2 victory against St. Teresa. Shin raised his season total to 32 goals, eclipsing the previous record of 30 set by John Tabb in 2010. The junior racked up 10 goals in three matches this week.
URBANA — For anyone who questioned whether the Urbana High School football team was ready for prime time, the scoreboard provided the indisputable answer:
Tigers 41, Normal West 28.
VILLA GROVE — Steve Isbell would like to forget the first 15 minutes or so of Friday night’s Little Okaw Valley Conference showdown between his unbeaten Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement team and Villa Grove’s undefeated squad.
ST. JOSEPH — St. Thomas More had a special player in Kevin Carroll.
On the St. Joseph-Ogden sidelines was a group known as the special teams players.
Edge, Spartans. Barely.
With the special teams scoring two of SJ-O’s four touchdowns, the undefeated Spartans hung on to hand the Sabers a 27-20 Sangamon Valley Conference loss Friday.