High school football scoreboard: Nov. 10, 2018

High school football scoreboard: Nov. 10, 2018

The road to Champaign is winding down.

But the stakes haven't been higher regarding the area high school football programs who are still playing with a shot to reach a state championship game at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 23.

Tuscola kicked off the action on a Saturday afternoon and evening that features a quartet of playoff games featuring local teams.

The Warriors made the relatively short trip to play at Maroa-Forsyth in a Class 2A state quarterfinal game that started at 1 p.m.

The two tradition-rich programs and former Okaw Valley Conference Blue opponents had met twice before in the playoffs before Saturday, with Maroa-Forsyth winning both games.

And the host Trojans won for the third time in playoff history against the Warriors, with Tuscola losing 63-28 to end its season with a 10-2 record. 

Maroa-Forsyth (12-0) will face either St. Teresa (12-0) at 1 p.m. next Saturday in a state semifinal game after St. Teresa beat Tri-Valley 27-14 on Saturday.

At 1:30 p.m. today, Argenta-Oreana kicked off in Moweaqua against Central A&M, and it ended well for the visiting Bombers in Class 1A action.

A-O advanced to its first state semifinal game since 2003 with a 56-21 win against the Raiders. The Bombers (12-0) are one win away from reaching Memorial Stadium, and will get the chance to clinch a spot in their first-ever state championship game at 1 p.m. next Saturday when they host Camp Point Central. Camp Point Central (11-1) beat Triopia 38-14 on Saturday afternoon.

Monticello was the next area team to kick off today. The Sages played at Greenville (8-3) in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game that kicked off at 2 p.m.

Much like the Sages did in their second-round win against Anna-Jonesboro, Monticello used a strong second half to pull away from the Comets and earn a 63-21 road win. 

Monticello is back in the state semifinals for the second time in the last three seasons, and the Sages (12-0) will host Carlinville (12-0) at 2 p.m. next Saturday, with a berth in the 3A state title game on the line. 

Rounding out the four area games on Saturday was Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley at Sterling Newman in a Class 2A state quarterfinal game that kicked off at 6 p.m.

The visiting Falcons relied on steady kicking from Ben Freehill and an opportunistic defense to keep their chances of winning a second straight state title intact with a 27-12 win.

GCMS (12-0) will hit the road again next weekend to face Eastland-Pearl City (12-0) in a state semifinal game.




Class 3A

Monticello 63 FINAL
at Greenville 21  

Class 2A

Tuscola 28 FINAL
at Maroa-Forsyth 63  
at Sterling Newman 12  

Class 1A

Argenta-Oreana 56 FINAL
at Central A&M 21