Storm has playoff momentum

Storm has playoff momentum


Salt Fork 39

Oakwood/A-P 6 

JAMAICA — The Storm built a 32-0 halftime lead and cruised to its eighth victory of the season.

“It was a good game from start to finish for us,” Salt Fork coach Brian Plotner said.

Taylor Kirby needed only five carries to pile up 154 yards for the Storm. Teammate Cole Taylor scored three TDs and gained 76 yards on 13 carries.

Meanwhile, the Salt Fork defense limited a Comets attack that rushed for 209 yards to one score. Taylor finished with 16 tackles, and teammate Tyler Johnson added six tackles, including three for loss.

“I thought on defense we did a pretty nice job,” Plotner said. “They got some yards in the running game, and we tightened up when we needed to.”

Zach Horatschki gained 64 yards on 16 carries for the Comets. Tate Guthrie had eight tackles for Oakwood/A-P.

Now the Storm will wait for tonight’s announcement on the IHSA playoff pairings.

“Certainly we hope (eight wins is) good enough to get us a home game next week,” Plotner said. “That was the primary objective. Hopefully, that’s where we end up, and that would be a nice accomplishment for the kids.”


Vermilion Valley


Bismarck-Henning 6 0 9 0 

Salt Fork 5 1 8 1

Milford 3 3 5 4

Georgetown-RF/C 3 3 5 4

Westville 3 3 4 5

Oakwood/A-P 1 5 1 8

Hoopeston Area 0 6 0 7