Game of the Week: Tuscola vs. Athens Class 1A football semis

Tuscola edged Athens in the Class 1A semi-finals, meaning a trip to the state championship in DeKalb on Friday awaits. Check out all of the highlights, celebration, and postgame speech here.

Football State Semifinal Postgame: Tuscola's VonLanken & Hoel

Tuscola football's Brayden VonLanken and Dalton Hoel spoke Saturday, Nov. 18, after the Warriors defeated Athens 21-14 in a Class 1A state semifinal game in Athens. Tuscola will face Lena-Winslow for the championship Friday in DeKalb.

Erickson runs roughshod as Warriors punch ticket into state title game

ATHENS — Tuscola senior Dalton Hoel dashed at the opposing sideline, then cut back toward his own after breaking multiple tackles before sprinting into the end zone.

Fellow upperclassman and teammate Andrew Erickson bulldozed straight ahead, twice finding paydirt.

And the Athens football team? Well, it didn't run much of anywhere.

McNutt, defense carry Falcons into their first state title game

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley did not have to play a full four quarters in many games this season.

On Saturday, the Falcons owned the fourth quarter and upset Sterling Newman 14-8 to advance to the Class 2A state championship game for the first time in school history.

HS 2A Football Semifinal: GCMS vs. Newman Central Catholic

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley vs. Sterling Newman Catholic Central during an IHSA Class 2A semifinal football game at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Gibson City, Ill. The Falcons won the game 14-8 and will face Maroa-Forsyth in the state championship at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb next Friday.

HS Football Playoffs: Tuscola vs Athens

IHSA Class 1A State semi-final game: Tuscola vs Athens, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Athens Athletic Complex. Tuscola defeated Athens 21-14 to move on to the Class 1A State Title game. 

VIDEO: Tuscola football advances to state

The Tuscola football team advanced to state for the first time since 2011 with a 21-14 win over Athens on Saturday. Check out the celebration and coach Andy Romine's postgame speech here.

Rajic wins two state titles; Tuscola, GCMS football advance to state

Hear from Rajic Monday at 5:10 on WDWS.

What a day.

Ema Rajic from Uni High girls' swimming defended her two state titles she won a year ago by placing first once more in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke on Saturday at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

Road to Dekalb: Scouting reports



Gates open: Noon

Admission: $6

Tuscola football fans to gather for a big serving of spirit

TUSCOLA — Those making the trip to Athens for today's Class 1A state semifinal football game between Tuscola and the host school will be met by delectable smells just beyond the field.