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Area prep boys' soccer stats

GOALS

PLAYER, SCHOOL GOALS

Colin Budd, ALAH 18

Drew Reifsteck, BHRA 15

Joe Hoffman, St. Thomas More 13

Alec Johnson, Fisher/GCMS 13

Caleb Bleich, Fisher/GCMS 12

Santiago Rodriguez, Champaign Central 12

Chase Stiner, St. Joseph-Ogden 11

Paul D'Angelo, Urbana Uni 10

Kevin Sanchez, Danville 10

Area prep girls' swimming leaders

200 Medley Relay

Swimmer/School Time

Centennial 1:54.34

Central 2:05.23

Uni High 2:07.51

Danville 2:12.81

Urbana 2:17.35

PBL 2:28.66

200 Freestyle

Elizabeth Gile, Centennial 2:05.52

Lauren Feddersen, Centennial 2:06.43

Reed Broaders, Uni High 2:10.12

Winning reflection

TUSCOLA — Film work for 75 minutes and light jogging for 15 minutes is how the Tuscola football team spent Monday afternoon.

Much like the Warriors have done in the past coming off a Friday night game.

A Friday night Tuscola — at least under the direction of third-year coach Andy Romine — has never spent brooding after a loss.

Huddle up!

Each week, Illinois football beat writer — and AP Top 25 and Heisman Trophy voter — Bob Asmussen breaks down the sport he loves:

FOUR TOP TEAMS

If the playoffs started today, these schools would be in

HS Volleyball: PBL vs. Tuscola 2017

Paxton-Buckley-Loda vs. Tuscola in a prep volleyball match at Tuscola High School on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

McGee: 'Looking into the future'

Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee discusses starting two freshmen offensive linemen (Larry Boyd and Alex Palczewski) next to each other, the possible return of a third (Vederian Lowe), how Chayce Crouch improved against Western Kentucky and can continue to improve and what losing tight end Nathan Echard means — especially for freshman Louis Dorsey.

Smith: 'Need to go on the road and win'

Hear from Illinois coach Lovie Smith in advance of Friday's game at South Florida, which, as of Monday afternoon, was still scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff in Tampa.

Illini land 2018 Texas quarterback

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois hasn’t been shy about addressing its quarterback situation of the future. After landing their first 2018 commitment from Peoria High’s Coran Taylor, the Illini have added two more in the last two weeks to bring their total commitments in the class to 15.

N-G Volleyball Top 10: Central new No. 1

An eventful week caused a shakeup in our weekly rankings. More from sports editor Matt Daniels:

1. Champaign Central, 14-5: Are the Maroons — who host Peoria Richwoods on Tuesday night — a bit streaky? Yes. Are they also the area's hottest team after winning Mahomet-Seymour's 16-team Bulldog Invitational? Absolutely.

Defense's potential showing

CHAMPAIGN — The pass floated in the air in front of him. Tantalizingly so.

One thought raced through Julian Jones' head:

"Just don't drop the ball."

And he didn't. Instead, the Illinois linebacker snatched Mike White's errant throw and raced toward the end zone.