That's a wrap: Week 1 prep football roundup

That's a wrap: Week 1 prep football roundup

A glance at the results of Friday's area Week 1 games:

Peoria 48, Centennial 14

PEORIA — The visiting Chargers fell behind 30-0 at the end of the first quarter at Peoria Stadium, dropping their Big 12 opener.

Nick Quattrone scored a rushing touchdown for Centennial, with Dayton Coleman hitting Devyon Coleman on a 16-yard touchdown pass for the Chargers' other score.

Bloomington 21, Danville 12

DANVILLE — Illinois commit Griffin Moore led the visiting Purple Raiders to a Big 12 win at Whitesell Field. Moore scored all three touchdowns for Bloomington, throwing for two and rushing for one, as the Purple Raiders never trailed against the Vikings.

Danville cut its lead to 7-6 at the start of the third quarter on an 85-yard kickoff return by Devin Miles, but Bloomington answered with two touchdowns. Danville added a late score on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Delrey Crowder to Miles.

Washington 52, Mahomet-Seymour 7

WASHINGTON — Sam Walter rushed for 153 yards and two long touchdowns as Washington pounded Mahomet-Seymour in the season opener.

On the second play of Washington's opening possession, Walter exploded into the secondary and ran away from the M-S defense for a 61-yard touchdown scamper. On their second possession of the game, Walter followed it up with another 66-yard touchdown run that gave Washington a 14-0 lead with 3:09 left in the first quarter.

Washington would never look back as the Panthers led 45-0 at halftime, and the entire second half was played with a running clock. The Bulldogs struggled to protect quarterback Dawson Finch all night, as the Washington defense — led by Minnesota commit J. J. Guedet — racked up six sacks in the first half alone. Finch finished 5 of 12 for 72 yards with one interception and one fumble.

"We couldn't protect for (Finch)," M-S coach Keith Pogue said. "We have a lot to work on in a lot of different areas. We're not that far away. It's the little things, and this was against a really good defensive team."

ISAAC TROTTER

 

Monticello 51, Olympia 0

MONTICELLO — The Sages' big-play ability is alive and well in 2018.

Monticello scored five touchdowns of 27 yards or more, including 74- and 61-yard passing TDs in an opening week home victory.

Braden Snyder completed 12 of 17 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns before being removed midway through the third quarter. Luke Stringer, Asher Bradd and Devin Graham were on the receiving end of those three scores while Henry Dawson hauled in a long touchdown catch from Nic Tackels in the second half.

"It felt like home out there," Snyder said. "Last year in Week 1 I was a lot more nervous than I was this year. Being home and just being comfortable out there in what we're doing was pretty nice."

Monticello coach Cully Welter noticed a difference in Snyder compared to last year, but he doesn't want his senior quarterback to take on too much of a burden in his final season.

"I don't want him to put too much pressure on himself," Welter said. "(Thursday) at practice he was trying to get everyone lined up because we have some young guys who don't know exactly what they're doing yet. He was stressing a little bit about that. But I know he feels comfortable with the offense."

ANDREW HELREGEL

 

St. Joseph-Ogden 30, St. Thomas More 9

CHAMPAIGN — Adam Frerichs rushed for 138 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns and St. Joseph-Ogden's defense stymied the host Sabers after the first quarter to earn an Illini Prairie Conference win.

Dwight Colvin finished with 113 rushing yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns to complement the performance from Frerichs.

STM quarterback Bryson Lee only completed 5 of 18 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown as SJ-O broke the game open in the second half, with Kaden Jacobs and Cole Zaccarelli leading the defensive effort.

"Our defense really stepped up," SJ-O coach Shawn Skinner siad. "We just had to get our composure at halftime, and we did."

Prairie Central 52, Rantoul 28

RANTOUL — Ice baths might be in store this weekend for Matt Kerns and Wyatt Steidinger.

Prairie Central's one-two backfield punch of Kerns and Steidinger carried the Hawks over the host Eagles at Bill Walsh Field.

Steidinger carried the ball 18 times for 127 yards rushing and two touchdowns and hauled in a 34-yard touchdown pass, and Kerns carried the ball 24 times for 121 yards rushing and two TDs, including three two-point conversion runs, to lead the Hawks to the Illini Prairie Conference win.

Trailing 24-13 at halftime, the Eagles looked to be in business after recovering a fumble on Prairie Central's first play from scrimmage at the Hawks' 15-yard line. But a turnover on the ensuing play gave PC the ball back, and it took advantage with a 34-yard TD run by Collier Pallmore prior to Pallmore's 34-yard TD pass to Steidinger for a 38-13 lead.

The Eagles picked up some early momentum on their second drive of the game. On a fourth-down punt attempt, the snap nearly went over the head of senior quarterback/punter Angelo Brown, who acrobatically pulled the ball down before lofting up a 67-yard touchdown pass to Robert Buford. Brown led the Eagles with 97 yards rushing and a TD on 12 carries, and finished 6 of 11 for 131 yards passing.Zack Carpenter.

Chillicothe IVC 34, Unity 13

CHILLICOTHE — Unity won every season opener from 2003 to 2015, but the Rockets have now lost two of their last three openers after trailing 28-0 by halftime and not recovering in an Illini Prairie Conference setback.

Alden-Hebron 50, Judah Christian 28

ALDEN — Despite a solid offensive showing, Judah Christian lost the first game in program history, falling on the road in its 8-man debut.

Fisher 52, HASAAP 12

DANVILLE — Fisher jumped out to a 30-0 halftime advantage and never looked back as the Bunnies opened their campaign by rolling through Hoopeston Area/Schlarman/Armstrong-Potomac in nonconference play. Tyler Wilson rushed for 185 yards and five touchdowns on 31 carries. Quarterback Will Delaney completed 10 of 12 tosses for 105 yards.

Caleb Larkin returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown for the Cornjerkers.

Tuscola 57, Villa Grove/Heritage 0

VILLA GROVE — Tuscola scored two touchdowns before its offense took to the field as the Warriors easily dispatched their Douglas County rival in nonconference action.

Ben Dixon returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and Jacob Kibler recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown, all in the game's first 67 seconds. Will Little paced Tuscola with 82 rushing yards, while Luke Sluder added 81 rushing yards and threw for 108 yards.

Watseka 20, Oakwood 14

FITHIAN — A back-and-forth affair went to the visiting side when Justin McTaggart picked up a 9-yard rushing score with 6 minutes, 13 seconds to play in regulation of a nonconference game. Oakwood's Bryce Harrison returned a recovered fumble 90 yards for an early TD.

BHRA 34, Iroquois West 19

BISMARCK — Avery McConkey threw for 164 passing yards and two touchdown passes to Eric Watson to lead the host Blue Devils to a nonconference win. McConkey added 65 rushing yards, with Caleb Lahey providing 67 rushing yards on 17 carries.

Salt Fork 26, Oblong 0

OBLONG — The visiting Storm's defense rose to the occasion, delivering a shutout win in nonconference play. Kotah Broeker returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown, with teammate Payton Taylor adding an 11-yard fumble return for a TD to go with 13 tackles. Tate Johnson sparked Salt Fork's offense with 128 rushing yards on 22 carries.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm 20, Clifton Central 6

CLIFTON — Devin Lappin used his feet to produce two touchdowns and Stevie Dailey posted one rushing score as the Buffaloes got started on the right foot in nonconference play.

Eureka 19, LeRoy 14

LeROY — Eureka rallied with all of its points in the final 24 minutes to take down a Heart of Illinois Conference crossover game on the road.

Rodney Kaeb rushed for a team-high 62 yards on 15 carries for the Panthers, with Gabe Bennett and Isaac Nava scoring TDs.

Blue Ridge 28, Martinsville 0

MARTINSVILLE — The visiting Knights rolled to a nonconference win, with Keegan Lyle and Kolby Kramer each compiling 11 tackles and Logan Smithson racking up three sacks. Brady Masengale went 8 of 13 for 112 yards and two touchdowns.

Clinton 48, South Fork 0

CLINTON — Ty Berter went 12 of 17 for 118 passing yards and three touchdowns to spark the host Maroons to a nonconference win. Clayton Welch hauled in five catches for 63 yards and chipped in with an interception.

Tri-County 16, ALAH 7

OAKLAND — Lane Bisby broke a 7-7 tie in the third quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run, and the host Titans secured a safety with less than two minutes left in a nonconference win.

Argenta-Oreana 40, Robinson 7

ROBINSON — Quarterback Josh Williams rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns on only 12 carries to lift the visiting Bombers to an easy nonconference win.

Wililams added 113 passing yards and one touchdown, hitting Makail Stanley on a 90-yard touchdown pass. Makhi Stanley added 147 rushing yards on 11 carries and Skyler Peterson burst through for two rushing TDs.

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