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■ Danville 17, Grayslake Central 16. In a game played in a steady rain during the first half between teams that entered with 0-5 records, Danville needed overtime to beat Grayslake Central. Danville’s 3-0 halftime lead was based on a 27-yard field goal by freshman place-kicker Caleb Griffin with 7 minutes, 59 seconds left in the second quarter.
The Okaw Valley Conference sure is one tough football league.
St. Joseph-Ogden has found out.
The top-ranked team in Class 3A gutted out a 29-22 overtime win last Friday at home against Monticello.
Which came a week after the Sages knocked off Unity in a 58-55 thriller.
TEAM (PREVIOUS) COMMENT
1. Mahomet-Seymour (1) No. 2 state-rated Bulldogs have six runners under 16 minutes
2. Monticello (3) No. 3 state-rated Sages won Cowchip and Spartan Classic meets
3. Unity (2) No. 5 state-ranked Rockets won PBL Invitational
HOOPESTON AREA BOYS’ SOCCER
The Cornjerkers (11-5) stayed unbeaten in Vermilion Valley Conference play, not allowing a goal in the first half of either match. Skyler Barnard scored the first goal in both matches. Chase Bouse also scored in each match, and goalkeeper Bryce Leigh got the shutout against Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
RANTOUL — Danny Brown (Class of 1980), Kindi Schlittler Kooi (Class of 2002) and Randy Wright (Class of 2001) were inducted into Rantoul High School’s Hall of Fame last week in conjunction with the school’s homecoming.
■ Central 2, Urbana 0. Dana Westfield had 10 kills, Kelly McDonald contributed 11 assists and Virtuous Thomas had eight digs and three aces as the Maroons swept the Tigers 25-14, 25-10.
■ Bloomington 2, Centennial 1. Jordyn Jones had five kills and Jaime Johnson had 16 assists in the Chargers’ 25-21, 15-25, 25-15 loss.
■ At Concord. As Triopia fullback Matt Parker barreled across the goal line for a two-point conversion and a 22-8 lead with 5:59 left in regulation, things looked grim for the LeRoy Panthers.
As the sun beat down, the Panthers buckled down behind quarterback Bryce Dooley to mount an unlikely comeback that culminated in a 30-28 LeRoy road win.