PAWNEE – Villa Grove coach Chad Musselman has been telling his players for weeks now that they haven't been playing well. The thing is, it's hard to convince 15- to 18-year-olds that the assessment is true when they're winning games by 20 and 30 points along the way.
But if the Blue Devils didn't believe their coach before, they sure do now after falling 20-8 to Pawnee in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.
CONCORD – Arcola's potent offensive attack lost its way Saturday.
After a scoreless first quarter in the Class 1A second-round matchup, it was all Triopia as the Purple Riders' season came to an end with a 46-0 defeat.
A closer look at Saturday's second-round football playoff games
CASEY – The Westville football program has been involved in a number of one-sided affairs during the past four years. With 42 wins during that span, most have ended in the Tigers' favor.
Saturday wasn't one of those days.
SIDELL – Last week, they became the first 10-win football team in the history of the Salt Fork program.
This week, the Storm showed it's not just its school's best, but one of the state's elite.
VILLA GROVE – Greeted by cheers of students, Villa Grove High School Principal Sheila Greenwood joined the hairstyle craze started by the school's state playoff-bound football players by sporting a fake Mohawk hairdo at a pep assembly Thursday.
The undefeated team is on their way to a second-round game in Pawnee on Saturday.
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VILLA GROVE – The numbers Rob Renfrow has piled up in the last two weeks are better than the seasons of a lot of players.
Villa Grove's senior running back has racked up 724 yards and 11 touchdowns in a pair of wins against Little Okaw Valley rival Arthur-Lovington.
Tom Pacey and Mamie Hobbs