ARCOLA — Arcola dominated the first half en route to an easy 48-0 home win against Argenta-Oreana that kept its record unblemished.
Arcola led 42-0 at halftime thanks to strong performances from Wyatt Fishel and Clayton Strader.
Fishel propeled Arcola with 176 rushing yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.
Host Prairie Central led 14-0 early and held on for its first win of the season, a 21-7 triumph on Friday night against Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central.
WATSEKA — Utilizing a no-huddle offense, Paxton-Buckley-Loda scored as many offensive touchdowns — two — in the second quarter as it previously had all season en route to its 31-12 Sangamon Valley Conference win against Watseka on Friday night.
VILLA GROVE — A stout run game and a stingy defense kept the Blue Devils unbeaten after a 35-0 home win against Palestine.
Max Daly rushed for 129 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown, while Nathan Bradley offered a nice change of pace, racking up 82 yards on six carries. Bradley added three touchdown runs of 20, 20 and 16 to keep the Blue Devils in front.
ARTHUR — Tyler Schuring was too much for Sangamon Valley to contain as Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond won its homecoming game 36-25.
The Knights’ quarterback threw for 133 yards and rushed for 117 yards to spark A-L/A-H to its third straight victory.
BLOOMINGTON — Area passing leader Alex Beckman continued his aerial assault Friday, leading Urbana to its first football win, a 38-20 triumph against Bloomington.
GILMAN — In a defensive struggle, Iroquois West held Tremont in check until the Turks scored the game’s lone touchdown early in the fourth quarter and managed to come away with a 7-0 victory.
The Raiders compiled 104 yards of total offense in the nonconference setback, with 90 of those yards coming on the ground.
TUSCOLA — Nick Bates passed for 126 yards and three touchdowns and added 65 rushing yards on 11 carries to guide the host Warriors to a 52-26 win against previously unbeaten Shelbyville.
Zach Bates chipped in with a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown, and Caleb Williams produced 99 rushing yards on 22 carries.
MONTICELLO — After playing a 7-0 game in 2013, Friday’s game between Monticello and Unity was not short on offensive stars.
The Sages staved off their second loss in a row by overcoming a 17-point halftime deficit to defeat the Rockets 58-55 at home and send the Monticello students rushing onto the field.