Learnard, Storm open season in full stride
CATLIN – Salt Fork was able to run its offense effectively Friday night.
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.
Big 12 Conference preview
The News-Gazette’s preseason top 50 returning area football players
A preview of the Corn Belt Conference
the perfect 10
Staff writer Tony Bleill breaks down the best our state has to offer:
Why Illinois high school football is cool
Cerro Gordo's Nathan Lawler, our Preseason Player to Watch
Our preseason Top 10
For the sixth consecutive year, we polled area high school football players on their likes and dislikes on and off the field. We have learned that area football players are as evenly divided on who should run the country as the rest of the nation. We also learned that hard rock reigns supreme in the locker room. This year’s pollsters were Unity’s Tyler Bates, Tuscola’s Zach Bosch, St. Joseph-Ogden’s Vaughn Duitsman, Mahomet-Seymour’s Ethan King, Champaign Central’s Edwind McGhee, Salt Fork’s Cody Nicholson, Urbana’s Shagun Pradhan, Centennial’s Joe Schilling, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s Tyler Smith and St. Thomas More’s Carson Woodworth.
Homecoming dates for area football teams: