Prep Insider Week 10

Prep Insider Week 10

Each Saturday, prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner will review Friday night's action:

RANDOM THOUGHTS

WARRIORS NOT PUSHOVERS

The playoff brackets showed Watseka as a 16 seed playing at unbeaten Flanagan, a No. 1 seed. The Warriors (5-5) earned a ton of respect by pushing the Falcons to the wire. Flanagan needed a touchdown in the final minute to overcome a 21-20 deficit.

KICKING IN

Nice to see the wet and sloppy field conditions didn't have an adverse effect on most area placekickers. Westville's Alex McMahon was 5 for 5, Watseka's Cameron Parker was 3 for 3 and Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac's Brady Leeman was 2 for 2. Danville and St. Thomas More were each 0 for 1 on extra-point tries, and GCMS went for a two-point conversion.

THE QUEST CONTINUES

First-round action continues today for 10 area schools, including five that have home games: Arcola, Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon, Salt Fork (at Jamaica) and Tuscola in 1A and St. Joseph-Ogden in 3A.

GAME BALLS

ZACH GRAY, Watseka. He rallied the Warriors with two fourth-quarter TD passes, the last with 4:35 left put his team in position for the upset until the last minute.

KENDALL CARTER, Danville. His arm and feet accounted for more than 70 percent of the Vikings' offense this season (2,122 of 3,019 yards).

CALEB PRATT, Westville. Added to his all-time state career records, which are now 7,624 yards rushing, 119 touchdowns and 37 games in excess of 100 yards rushing.

FRIDAY'S LEADERS

TOP FIVE RUSHERS

CALEB PRATT, Westville. 23 carries, 224 yards, four touchdowns

J SUTTON, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac. 10 carries, 69 yards, no touchdowns

BRADY LEEMAN, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac. 15 carries, 45 yards, one touchdown

ZACH GRAY, Watseka. 12 carries, 41 yards, one touchdown

DYLAN RAY, St. Thomas More. 20 carries, 40 yards, one touchdown

TOP FIVE PASSERS

ZACH GRAY, Watseka. 18 of 34, 253 yards, two touchdowns

KENDALL CARTER, Danville. 15 of 27, 190 yards, one touchdown

STEPHAN BIRT, GCMS. 4 of 8, 38 yards, no touchdowns

KRISTIAN GALLIVAN, St. Thomas More. 1 of 13, 22 yards, no touchdowns

TAYLOR WALSH, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac. 1 of 4, 5 yards, no touchdowns

TOP FIVE RECEIVERS

CAMERON PARKER, Watseka: seven receptions, 106 yards, one touchdown

DREW WATTS, Watseka: six receptions, 72 yards, one touchdown

MIKEL BRIGHAM, Danville: six receptions, 66 yards, no touchdowns

DAVEON ALLEN, Danville: five receptions, 57 yards, no touchdowns

DERRICK CUNNINGHAM, Danville: three receptions, 48 yards, one touchdown

WHO'S HOT

WESTVILLE

Kudos to the defense, which had nine sacks (four by Jordan Barney) and intercepted three passes (one by area leader Aaron Johnson) while allowing 88 total yards.

WHO'S NOT

DANVILLE

The Vikings lost to Normal Community for the seventh consecutive time – and for the fourth time in the past 12 games – but back-to-back unbeaten freshman classes indicates that future results could be different.

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