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Prep football standings: Week 3

8-MAN LEAGUE

CONF. ALL

Milford/CP 2 0 2 0

Alden-Hebron 1 0 2 0

Rock. Christ. Life 0 0 0 2

Ill. School for Deaf 0 1 0 1

Judah Christian 0 1 0 1

Lake Forest Acad. 0 1 0 1

TODAY'S GAME

Judah Christian vs. Orrick (Mo.)

APOLLO

HS Football: Monticello vs. STM

Monticello vs. St. Thomas More in a prep football game at St. Thomas More in Champaign on Friday, Sept. 7. 2018.

Lee, Snyder lead area's top passing attacks into conference bout

CHAMPAIGN — The statistics are staggering — a 54.8 completion percentage, 760 yards, 10 touchdowns and one interception.

Those are the combined passing figures of the area's two leading prep quarterbacks through just a pair of games apiece.

And they'll go head to head tonight.

Urbana and Central change game time

CHAMPAIGN — A Week 4 prep football game between Urbana and Champaign Central will occur Saturday morning instead of Friday night, administrators told The News-Gazette.

The contest will occur at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, instead of the evening of Sept. 14, at Tommy Stewart Field.

Asmussen | Are you ready? B.J. Luke sure is

Don't bother calling B.J. Luke on Sunday afternoon. The former Danville High School football coach has important plans.

In front of the TV. With a room full of friends.

Luke will be flipping between a pair of NFL openers: Washington at Arizona and Dallas at Carolina.

Why does he care? Two of Luke's stars with the Vikings will be in the games.

Prep football statistical leaders: Sept. 6, 2018

RUSHING LEADERS

Player,School Att Yds TD AVG

Colvin, SJ-O 49 346 4 7.1

T. Wilson, Fisher 67 334 5 5.0

Grubb, Oakwd 41 316 4 7.7

Hopkins, Arcola 43 290 3 6.7

Kerns, PrCntrl 45 265 1 5.9

Mkh. Stanley, A-O 17 253 2 14.9

Pety, Clint 15 251 5 16.7

Ahlden, IWest 38 241 2 6.3

Week 3 prep football storylines: Urbana running to the present

1. Vying for its first win against Danville since 2012, Urbana felt emotionally drained after last Friday's 21-20 loss.

And that was OK for second-year coach Ordell Walker to see.

"That's what I want," Walker said. "If there's no emotion, that means it doesn't matter, and we have a bigger problem to handle."

Sages football climbs to No. 6 in AP Class 3A rankings

Monticelllo football continues its climb up the Associated Press Class 3A state football rankings, with coach Cully Welter's Sages moving two spots this week.

The latest polls, all eight of which came out Wednesday evening, included Monticello at No. 6 in 3A. That was a boost from the Sages' No. 8 spot a week prior, aided by a 52-7 drubbing of Chillicothe IVC last Friday.

HS Football: Central vs. Centennial

 Champaign Central vs. Champaign Centennial iun a prep football game at Tommy Stewart Field in Champaign on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

N-G football Top 10: Sept. 4, 2018

Some shuffling was required in preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS' latest rankings despite each team posting a Week 2 win:

1. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, 2-0 (1)

Falcons' first HOIC Large test went well with a thumping of Eureka. Heyworth comes to Gibson City next.

2. Tuscola, 2-0 (2)