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PBL shuts out IW again

PAXTON — For the second consecutive year, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda defense pitched a shutout against Iroquois West, this time 27-0.

After a 20-0 win against the Raiders last year, the Panthers blanked the Raiders again Friday.

“You definitely can’t complain about a shutout,” PBL coach Jeff Graham said. “The defense played hard and was aggressive.”

Taylorville blows past Rantoul

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes carved a path of destruction through the Rantoul Eagles Friday night at home as they went on to a 62-14 victory.

Taylorville stepped on the gas early to go up 7-0 after quarterback Tanner Champley hit wide receiver Michael Buckles over the top for a 56-yard touchdown just 15 seconds into the game.

Sages can't solve Clifton Central

CLIFTON — After a sloppy first half by both teams in windy and cold conditions, Clifton Central dominated time of possession after intermission to beat Monticello 21-14.

Friday night wrap: El Paso/Gridley wins big

Clifton Central 21, Monticello 14
CLIFTON — After a sloppy first half by both teams in windy and cold conditions, Clifton Central dominated time of possession after intermission to beat Monticello.

Roberts, Bane propel Bulldogs

By TERRY GREENE

STANFORD — Senior running backs Boyd Roberts and Thomas Bane combined for 231 yards and two touchdowns to power Mahomet-Seymour past Olympia 27-12 on Friday night.

The Bulldogs (2-1, 2-0 Corn Belt) tallied 20 second-quarter points and then relied on their defense in the second half to put away the Spartans (2-1, 1-1).

Reed, Rockets cruise to victory

TOLONO — Colton Reed rumbled for three touchdowns in Unity’s 48-8 victory against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley on Friday night.

Reed and quarterback Taylor White used the read option to slice through the GCMS defense for 232 total rushing yards. Reed compiled 124 on 15 carries.

Week 3's Top Performers

Severe storms washed out last week's edition, but executive sports editor Fred Kroner is back to hand out helmet stickers to five players who had outstanding performances in Week 3 of the high school football season.

Danville falters in fourth quarter

CHAMPAIGN — Friday was another day — officially, the 255th of the year — but it wasn’t a special one for Mike McDonnell.

His Centennial football team played another home game at Tommy Stewart Field, but it was not a special game.