High school football scoreboard: Nov. 3, 2018

High school football scoreboard: Nov. 3, 2018

The area playoff field was whittled down after last weekend's first round.

From 18 area high school football programs vying for a chance to reach the state championship games at Memorial Stadium, eight area programs entered Saturday with a shot to reach the state quarterfinals.

That number is now down to four after Argenta-Oreana, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, Monticello and Tuscola all won on Saturday afternoon during their respective second-round playoff games.

On the flip side, seasons ended for Arcola, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, Fisher and Paxton-Buckley-Loda with defeats on Saturday.

Two second-round games each in Class 3A, Class 2A and Class 1A filled the local schedule on Saturday.

Fisher at Argenta-Oreana started the afternoon action, with the two local programs squaring off at 1 p.m. in a 1A second-round playoff game.

And it was the host Bombers who came away with the win, holding off the Bunnies 44-23. A-O (11-0) will play at Central A&M (8-3) at 1:30 p.m. next Saturday in a state quarterfinal game. Central A&M won 27-0 at Edwards County on Saturday afternoon.

The Bunnies, who defeated Cumberland 48-15 last Saturday for their first playoff win since 2005, ended their season with an 8-3 record.

Four area games kicked off at 2 p.m.

In 3A, Paxton-Buckley-Loda hosted Carlinville, but fell behind 27-0 at the end of the first quarter and suffered a season-ending 40-7 loss. The Panthers wrap up the season with a 7-4 record, while Carlinville (11-0) moves on to host Williamsville (10-1) next weekend in a state quarterfinal game. Williamsville won 42-16 at Fairfield on Saturday afternoon.

Both 2A games involving local teams also started at 2 p.m.

In Douglas County, Tuscola was home for the second straight Saturday, and came away with a 42-21 win against Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin at Memorial Field. The Warriors (10-1) move on to face Maroa-Forsyth (11-0) at 1 p.m. next Saturday in a state quarterfinal game in Maroa after the Trojans won 49-12 at Chester on Saturday afternoon. BHRA ended the season with a 9-2 record.

The other 2A game that kicked off at 2 p.m. featured defending state champion Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley hosting Chicago Hope Academy. The Falcons (11-0) fended off the pesky Eagles to earn a 31-7 win and advanced to a state quarterfinal game at Sterling Newman at 6 p.m. next Saturday. Sterling Newman (10-1) won 46-14 at Illini West on Saturday afternoon.

In 1A, Arcola played at Concord Triopia in a game that kicked off at 2 p.m, but the Purple Riders saw their season end with a 42-0 loss. The Trojans (10-1) move on to play at Camp Point Central (11-0) next weekend in a state quarterfinal game, while Arcola ends its season with an 8-3 record.

And the last area second-round playoff game to kick off on Saturday was in Piatt County, where Monticello put together an impressive performance after falling behind early and beating Anna-Jonesboro 49-14 at home. The Sages (11-0) will play at Greenville (8-3) at 2 p.m. next Saturday in a state quarterfinal game. Greenville won 26-14 at Pleasant Plains on Saturday afternoon.

For scores on all the area playoff games, check out our online scoreboard below throughout the weekend:




Class 3A

Carlinville 40 FINAL
at PBL 7  
Anna-Jonesboro 14 FINAL
at Monticello 49  

Class 2A

Chicago Hope Academy 7 FINAL
at GCMS 31  
at Tuscola 42  

Class 1A

Fisher 23 FINAL
at Argenta-Oreana 44  
Arcola 0 FINAL
at Concord Triopia 42