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Brown, Spartans blast St. Thomas More

By SPENCER BROWN

Clinton edges A&M

CLINTON — Clinton knocked off Central A&M 13-9, the Maroons' first win against the Raiders in 10 years thanks to a superb defensive effort.

Clinton held the Raiders to 149 yards of offense and forced two turnovers.

Alec Cooley finished with 92 rushing yards on 14 carries, including a 61-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give Clinton a 13-2 lead.

Volleyball team bounces Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. — There was no letdown this time for the No. 16 Illinois volleyball team. After winning their first two sets in a match against Creighton on Friday, the Illini put away the Bluejays in four.

Bulldogs handle Pontiac in HC game

MAHOMET — Keith Pogue sees Tom Kenney make great plays regularly in practice during the week. But there are times on Friday nights when the Mahomet-Seymour junior makes a play so spectacular that even the head coach, who figured he had seen it all, is left picking his jaw up off the ground.

Maltbia, Centennial overwhelm Central

CHAMPAIGN — The Twin City football championship could have been determined Friday night.

Instead, Centennial extended the drama.

Scoring 20 points in each half, the state’s fourth-ranked Class 6A team handed previously unbeaten Central a 40-14 homecoming loss in front of an estimated 4,000 spectators at Tommy Stewart Field.

HS Football: Monticello vs. Unity

The Monticello Sages defeat the Unity Rockets 58-55 at Monticello on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. 

High school football scoreboard, Sept. 19-20

Executive sports editor Fred Kroner has been covering high school football since, well, Loren Tate was still hitting slow-pitch home runs at Dodds Park. So believe him when Kroner says it's rare to see Centennial and Champaign Central so good in the same season.

Final Word: Allison to miss game vs. Texas State

CHAMPAIGN — The top Illinois wideout this season will miss the first game of his career Saturday.

Breaking it down: UI-Texas State

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Illinois

No.    Name    Ht.    Wt.    Class    Hometown    

12    Wes Lunt    6-5    225    So.    Rochester

Texas State

Loren Tate: Illini in rush to get better

“At the very least, we want to keep opponents honest with our ability to run the football.”

— UI offensive coordinator Bill Cubit