That's a wrap: Week 3 prep football roundup

That's a wrap: Week 3 prep football roundup

Centennial 31, Peoria Richwoods 10

CHAMPAIGN — The host Chargers produced their first win of the season, separating themselves in the second half in a Big 12 victory.

"This is huge for us," Centennial coach Lekevie Johnson said.

Anterio Allen rushed for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, helping Centennial expand its lead from 12-3 to 25-3.

"With Anterio, we've known his potential for the last couple years," Johnson said. "We were just waiting for that breakout moment, and we just kept giving the ball to him."

Quarterback Dayton Coleman rushed for a touchdown and hit Tyson Burton on a touchdown pass to keep the Chargers out in front.

"He made some perfect decisions," Johnson said of Coleman. "He did well."


Peoria Notre Dame 48, Champaign Central 20

PEORIA — Tarell Evans rushed for 195 yards on only 12 carries and finished with two touchdowns to pace Champaign Central, but the Maroons trailed 34-0 late in the second quarter and couldn't bounce back in a Big 12 road loss.


Normal West 42, Danville 20

DANVILLE — Danville cut its deficit to 35-20 on a 28-yard touchdown run by Josiah Payne early in the fourth quarter, but a large deficit early was too much for the Vikings to overcome in a Big 12 defeat.


Normal Community 49, Urbana 6

NORMAL — Urbana trailed 42-6 at halftime en route to a Big 12 loss as the Tigers are still in search of their first victory this season.


Mascoutah 21, Mahomet-Seymour 20

MASCOUTAH — A back-and-forth nonconference game saw the visiting Bulldogs come out on the wrong side of the scoreboard, as M-S fumbled the snap on a potential game-winning field goal in the final seconds and the desperation heave into the end zone fell incomplete. Dawson Finch hit Noah Crowley for a 74-yard touchdown pass, with Cole Barnhart and Jordan Veldman each producing a rushing touchdown, but it wasn't enough for M-S.


St. Joseph-Ogden 43, Bloomington CC 21

BLOOMINGTON — Dwight Colvin and Brayden Weaver each rushed for two touchdowns, helping the visiting Spartans to an Illini Prairie Conference win.

"This is where we want to be," said SJ-O coach Shawn Skinner, who also credited key plays from Keanen Swanson, Cole Zaccarelli and Kaden Jacobs in helping the Spartans stay undefeated. "We just have to keep getting better every week."


Prairie Central 34, Unity 26

TOLONO — In a close Illini Prairie game throughout, the visiting Hawks prevailed thanks to a standout performance from Wyatt Steidinger. Steidinger rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns on only 12 carries, keeping Prairie Central unbeaten. Matt Kerns added 77 rushing yards for the Hawks, who outscored the host Rockets 20-8 in the fourth quarter. Evan Miebach went 12 of 23 for 86 passing yards to lead the Rockets, with Hunter Olson (four catches for 40 yards, one touchdown) and Jordan Clark (four catches for 27 yards) his favorite targets. Unity, which has reached the playoffs in 24 consecutive seasons, is still searching for its first win this season and must win its final six regular-season games to secure a playoff berth.


Tuscola 55, Central A&M 28

MOWEAQUA — The visiting Warriors compiled 418 yards of total offense — 210 rushing and 208 passing — to open up Central Illinois Conference play with a resounding win. Quarterback Luke Sluder accounted for six total touchdowns — four passing and two running.


Clinton 23, Shelbyville 6

CLINTON — The host Maroons relied on 90 rushing yards from Tyrese Petty and a crisp performance from quartreback Ty Berter, who went 11 of 15 for 105 yards and two touchdowns, to secure a CIC win and stay unbeaten.


Warrensburg-Latham 40, Sullivan/Okaw Valley 0

SULLIVAN — The visiting Redskins trailed 20-0 at the end of the first quarter and couldn't get their offense on track in a CIC defeat.


Fisher 21, Tri-Valley 14

DOWNS — The visiting Bunnies held on for a key Heart of Illinois Conference crossover win, with Tyler Wilson rushing for 133 yards and all three touchdowns. Wilson's last score happened midway through the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 tie and keep Fisher undefeated.


GCMS 57, Heyworth 0

GIBSON CITY — The host Falcons stayed unbeaten with an HOIC crossover win as Nathan Garard went 7 of 10 for 139 passing yards and one touchdown. Jared Trantina rushed 13 times for 91 yards and three touchdowns, with the GCMS defense limiting Heyworth to 35 yards of total offense.


Ridgeview/Lexington 20, El Paso-Gridley 16

COLFAX — The host Mustangs rallied from a 16-6 halftime deficit to earn a nonconference win, scoring 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Tate Walcott (144 rushing yards on 10 carries) scored the game-winning touchdown on a 70-yard run for Ridgeview/Lexington with less than four minutes left, and Ryan Benton added 66 rushing yards on 12 carries.


PBL 35, Iroquois West 0

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda opened up Sangamon Valley Conference play with an impressive home win.

"Winning our first conference game," PBL coach Jeff Graham said, "is a big deal."

Despite the wet conditions at Zimmerman Field, PBL was able to produce a passing game as Gunner Belt found TristanHauersperger for a 53-yard touchdown pass with 8:25 left in the second quarter to go up 21-0.

"We just saw their coverage on that one," Graham said. "They had switched up coverages a little bit. We made a call, and Gunner was able to hit Hauersperger. It worked out well."

On IW's next possession, a Hauersperger interception gave the Panthers the ball back on the Raiders' 15-yard line. From there, T.J. Jones ran for another touchdown to extend PBL's lead to 28-0. Despite two turnovers by PBL, the defense produced its first shutout of the season.

"I thought our defense did a tremendous job," Graham said.

The Raiders shut out PBL in the third quarter, but Jones scored on a 3-yard run early in the fourth quarter to seal the outcome.

"Overall, I thought we played really well," IW coach Cam Stone said. "The score doesn't reflect it, but ... at one point in time, we had eight freshmen who have zero experience at the varsity level."



Watseka 35, Momence 14

WATSEKA — Anthony Quinn threw for 153 yards and three touchdowns, Justin McTaggart rushed for 90 yards and the host Warriors pulled away for an SVC win after the game was tied at 6 at halftime. Justin Bunting was Quinn's favorite target, with three receptions for 66 yards.



HOOPESTON — Caleb Lahey rushed for 136 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown, quarterback Avery McConkey added 96 rushing yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns and the visiting Blue Devils overcame a 7-6 halftime deficit to record a Vermilion Valley Conference win. The Cornjerkers scored their lone touchdown on a 70-yard kickoff return by Jacob Catron, taking a 7-6 lead late in the first quarter and maintaining the lead until Lahey scored on a 40-yard run to put BHRA back ahead for good with less than two minutes left in the third quarter.


Salt Fork 14, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 6

GEORGETOWN — In a defensive struggle that saw the VVC game scoreless at halftime, Gage Romack accounted for both touchdowns, helping Salt Fork earn the win. Romack completed 10 of 25 passes for 162 yards, hitting Kotah Broeker on a 47-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter and then connecting with Matthew Wrzosek on a 6-yard pass with less than six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Payton Taylor led Salt Fork's defense with 16 tackles, and Landen Noggle scored G-RF''s only touchdown on a 5-yard run in the third quarter. Stevie Dailey led G-RF with 61 rushing yards.


Clifton Central 44, Westville 7

CLIFTON — Westville is still winless on the season after the Tigers fell behind 36-0 at halftime in a nonconference setback.


Argenta-Oreana 38, Oakwood 22

FITHIAN — A-O quarterback Josh Williams threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Makail Stanley, Skyler Peterson and Gavin Gloede for scores. Makhi Stanley added a 65-yard interception return for a TD. Nick Grubb (157 rushing yards) and Colby Smiley (94 rushing yards) led the Comets.


ALAH 33, Martinsville 0

MARTINSVILLE — The Knights' defense rose to the occasion on the road, delivering first-year coach Ryan Jefferson his first win at ALAH.


Cerro Gordo/Bement 21, Oblong 0

OBLONG — Brady Greenwood was a force on both sides of the ball, rushing for 157 yards and two touchdowns, while compiling 13 tackles, including a sack, for the visiting Broncos in their second straight win. Ethan Mann (8 of 13, 117 passing yards) also chipped in.


Decatur Lutheran 30, Villa Grove/Heritage 6

VILLA GROVE — The Blue Devils couldn't make it two wins in a row, trailing 22-0 at the end of the third quarter in a home loss.


Tri-County 22, Sangamon Valley 0

OAKLAND — The Titans kept their impressive start intact, with Tri-County's defense recording the program's first shutout of the season.


Milford/Cissna Park 58, Jacksonville ISD 14

MILFORD — The host Bearcats struck first and built up a 46-0 halftime lead in a convincing 8-man football win. Jared Schunke (139 rushing yards, four touchdowns) and Angel Salinas (132 rushing yards, two TDs) sparked the offensive output by Milford/Cissna Park.


Macomb 34, Blue Ridge 6

MACOMB — The Knights let Macomb get out to a 20-0 lead early in the first half and couldn't recover in a game played at Western Illinois University's Hanson Field.