Bulletin Board: Chrisman to honor Beals

CHRISMAN — One of the state’s winningest boys’ basketball coaches will have a court named in his honor Monday.

Chrisman will dedicate its court for Roger Beals, who won 541 games at the school, prior to Monday’s home varsity game against Tri-County, at about 7 p.m. Beals retired in 1992 with 638 career wins, a total that still ranks 27th on the all-time IHSA list.

Jones to the rescue for Rantoul

RANTOUL — Rantoul is turning to a familiar face to help it get through another unusual transition period in its athletic department.

Rantoul Superintendent Scott Amerio said Friday the school will have Allen Jones Sr. serve as interim athletic director for the second semester of the school year.

Peering into the Class of 2014 crystal ball

The Class of 2013 is almost sewn up for Illinois football head coach Tim Beckman and his staff.

National signing day is less than two months away for a large majority of the class.

Rantoul football coach, AD steps down

RANTOUL — Rantoul first-year athletic director and football coach Joe Bendoraitis resigned Wednesday after only five months at the school, Superintendent Scott Amerio said.

“Mr. Bendoraitis resigned from the district for family and personal reasons,” Amerio said in a prepared statement. “The district will make efforts to try to find his replacement.”

Bailey, Day still on Rivals' Top 250 list recently released its updated list of the top 250 high school football players in the country for the Class of 2013.

Two Illinois commits stayed on the list, but fell a few spots.

All-Area Football: Meet the first teams

Meet the first-team offense

All-Area Football Coach of Year: Unity's Scott Hamilton

Directed the 12-2 Rockets into the Class 3A state championship game, the fourth time in 13 years a Hamilton-coached team reached the title game. All 19 of his Unity teams have qualified for the postseason.

All-Area Football POY: Urbana's Cameron Mammen

URBANA — Cameron Mammen’s varsity football debut at Urbana High School came in Nathan Watson’s first game as the Tigers’ head coach in August 2009.

The opener against Normal Community wasn’t supposed to be Mammen’s Friday Night Lights debut.

All Area Football Players 2012

Photos of The News-Gazette's 2012 All Area Boys High School football team.

Final area prep football statistics

Player,School    Att    Yrds    TD    AVG
Bruning, LeRoy    195    2141    35    11.0
Isbell, CG    146    1807    24    12.3