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High school football scoreboard: Sept. 15-16, 2017

The battle for Champaign took place Friday night when Central and Centennial met at Tommy Stewart Field.

Along with bragging rights between long-time rivals St. Joseph-Ogden and Unity when the Illini Prairie Conference foes met in Tolono at Hicks Field.

Area prep football stats: Week 4


Player,School Att Yds TD AVG

Sept. 14 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

The high school football season is heating up, along with other fall sports seasons in the area. What teams can make a postseason push? What potential college recruits are out there at area schools? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer any and all of your questions starting in his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

Area prep volleyball stats


(Minimum 2.00 average)

Player, School Kills Avg.

Emily Duis, Milford 95 5.59

Gabby Wessels, Cissna Park 87 4.35

Maddy Hopkins, Blue Ridge 52 4.33

Kennedy Bauer, Watseka 137 4.28

Riley Kinney, Westville 71 4.18

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 8, 2017

The first two weeks of the high school football season have started to show what teams might become possible state title contenders and what teams will head late into the season needing a win to reach the playoffs.

Area prep football leaders: Week 2


Player,School Att Yrds TD AVG

Lahey, B-H/R-A 60 489 6 8.2

Colvin, SJ-O 29 406 5 14.0

Bolton, Oakwd 26 370 7 14.2

Migut, Unity 27 340 6 12.6

McNutt, GCMS 25 323 6 12.9

Hopkins, Arcola 33 310 5 9.3

Milton, Central 19 250 3 13.2

J.-Watkins, Fisher 34 239 6 7.0

Kunsch, M/CP 47 231 1 4.9

Sept. 7 Prep sports chat

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:30pm

The high school football season will be a third of the way complete after this season. Which teams have made an early statement? Who finds themselves in an early hole? What other teams and athletes are playing well so far this fall? After Danville guard Kendle Moore's commitment to Drake, who might be the next area high school athlete to go D-I?

Sept. 8 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

It might be just the first full week of September, but The News-Gazette sports staff is knee deep in Illinois and area high school athletics. What teams have stood out through the first few weeks? Which developing storylines might be of the most importance as the fall seasons progress? Who are the early breakout players?

Area golf leaderboard (as of Sept. 4)


Name, School Rnds Avg.

L. Richardson, Tri-County 4 34.8

Ellis, Sullivan 6 36.7

Poindexter, LeRoy 2 37.5

Reynolds, Clinton 6 37.5

Bunton, Danville 11 37.6

Keith, BHRA 10 38.6

Wright, Monticello 8 38.9

Woller, Mahomet-Seymour 7 39.1

Butts, Central 12 39.3

Kafer, Prairie Central 8 39.3

High school football scoreboard: Sept. 1-2, 2017

The first week of the high school football season is complete.

But the buzz is still there as teams start to separate themselves into potential playoff contenders.

The top-ranked team in our area, Unity, was at Hicks Field in Tolono for the second straight week, with the Rockets defeating Pontiac 38-14 in Illini Prairie Conference play as Unity improved to 2-0 on the season.