All Prep Sports Content

All Prep Sports Content

In good hands Guthrie headlines carefully crafted offensive line

DANVILLE – Rod Guthrie's story is unique, but only as it relates to him.

The genesis of his story can be traced back more than five decades.

Heart of Illinois preview

Heart of Illinois football preview

Preseason football polls

For the sixth consecutive year, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner contacted every football coach from conferences in our area for their thoughts on the upcoming season. Here they are, league by league:

Vermilion Valley preview

A preview of the Vermilion Valley Conference

Little Okaw Valley preview

A preview of the Little Okaw Valley Conference

Big 12 Conference preview

Big 12 Conference preview

Top 50 players

The News-Gazette’s preseason top 50 returning area football players

Corn Belt Conference preview

A preview of the Corn Belt Conference

Prep Football: Top 10 lists

the perfect 10

Staff writer Tony Bleill breaks down the best our state has to offer:
Why Illinois high school football is cool

Player to watch: Nathan Lawler

Cerro Gordo's Nathan Lawler, our Preseason Player to Watch