Spartans make quick work of rivals to stay perfect

ST. JOSEPH — Shawn Skinner has no interest in dwelling on the past.

Yes, his St. Joseph-Ogden football team watched a 26-year postseason qualification streak end the campaign prior — in part because of a 41-0 loss at the hands of Unity.

That's a wrap: Week 4 prep football roundup

Danville 33, Centennial 14

Prep football standings: Week 4



Milford/CP 2 0 2 0

Lake Forest Acad. 2 1 2 1

Alden-Hebron 1 0 2 0

Ill. School for Deaf 0 1 0 1

Rock. Christ. Life 0 1 0 3

Judah Christian 0 2 0 3


Milford/CP at Judah Christian



Taylorville 3 0 4 0

HS Football: St. Teresa at Tuscola

St. Teresa and Tuscola during a high school football game at Tuscola High School on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

HS Football: SJ-O vs. Unity

St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Unity in a prep football game at St. Joseph-Ogden High School on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Falcons' Nathan Garard is planning ahead

GIBSON CITY — Nathan Garard has felt the pressure of playing in a state championship game.

The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley starting quarterback helped engineer the Falcons' run to a Class 2A state title last November.

Week 4 prep football storylines: It's make or break time

1 The Unity football program is in uncharted territory with Scott Hamilton in charge of the Rockets.Unity had never lost its first three games under Hamilton, who took over the program in 1994.

Until now. The Rockets (0-3) will try to end their slide 7 p.m. Friday at Illini Prairie Conference rival St. Joseph-Ogden (3-0).

Prep football statistical leaders: September 13, 2018


Player,School Att Yds TD AVG

Hopkins, Arcola 67 517 7 7.7

Colvin, SJ-O 78 513 7 6.6

Grubb, Oakwd 65 480 6 7.5

T. Wilson, Fisher 99 467 8 4.7

W. Steidinger, PrCntrl 25 403 8 16.1

Lahey, BH/RA 56 374 5 6.7

Kerns, PrCntrl 62 366 1 5.9

T. Jones, PBL 44 343 3 7.8

Sages football inside top 5 of Class 3A rankings

Monticello is on the rise once again in the latest Associated Press prep football polls, which were released Tuesday afternoon.

Ahead of the high school season's fourth week, a quartet of area teams remain ranked while three more are receiving votes.

N-G football Top 10: Sept. 11, 2018

Only the unbeaten are involved this time around, as preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS unveils his latest batch of rankings:


1. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, 3-0 (1)

Lane Short and the Falcons eviscerated Heyworth last week. Fieldcrest won't be a pushover in Week 4.