Shallenberger hits the mark
MAHOMET – Lyle Shallenberger wanted to see his dad win No. 100 last season, but Mahomet-Seymour didn't advance far enough in the playoffs.
"It's pretty cool," the quarterback said after Tom Shallenberger reached the milestone in Friday's 49-0 romp against Peoria Manual at Frank Dutton Field. "We talked about it last year and it would've been nice to get it last year, but we didn't play as well as we should have in a couple of games and we didn't get it. We had plans to do it all this year, and we knew that hopefully it would come this game and it came through so it's pretty sweet."
The Bulldogs, ranked sixth in Class 4A, tossed their second consecutive shutout and amassed 451 yards of offense.
"It means I had an awful lot of good coaches and good players," Tom Shallenberger said of winning No. 100 at M-S. "And many of those good players were present, on the field in uniform, for the big win."
Andrew Brewer rushed for four touchdowns, three in the first quarter.
Jon McComb blocked a punt and completed a pass to Cory Christenson on a fake punt. Both plays led to touchdowns.
The Bulldogs host Corn Belt rival Pontiac next Friday.
"We're going to enjoy this (victory) tonight, and we're going to worry about (Pontiac) tomorrow," Coach Shallenberger said.
Added Lyle Shallenberger, who was 10 of 15 for 185 yards and two touchdowns: "If we keep improving, I think we can do pretty good. We can't get too fat, dumb and happy. I'm sure my dad's said that many times. And if we just keep doing what we're really good at, I think we have a chance to run the tables."
Rantoul 34, Olympia 20
Andre Taylor returned two punts for touchdowns as the Eagles won at home.
Taveria Lawrence also scored twice for Rantoul, which held off a late rally.
Austin Shreves led the Eagles with eight tackles. Cole Pence also had eight tackles.
Pontiac 41, Prairie Central 8
The visiting Hawks scored their first points of the season.