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Prep football 2017: Week 6 Helmet Stickers

Sports editor Matt Daniels hands out five helmet stickers recognizing some top performances from Week 6 of the high school football season. 

Game of the Week: Monticello-Unity football

Check out the action from Class 3A No. 2 Unity's 30-13 win over Class 3A No. 3 Monticello, including Army quarterback commit Steven Migut's 273 total yards.

Corbin: 'We beat ourselves'

Hear from Illinois players Chayce Crouch, Malik Turner, Stanley Green and Reggie Corbin following the Illini's 28-6 loss to Nebraska on Friday night.

Smith: 'Not getting the job done'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's 28-6 loss to Nebraska on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

Game of the Week: Central-Centennial volleyball

Illinois commit Rylee Hinton and Champaign Central topped crosstown rival Centennial on Thursday. Check out the highlights here.

Urbana man gets 40 years for murder

Hear excerpts from Judge Heidi Ladd as she imposed a 40-year prison sentence on Joshu’ah Young on Friday in a packed and heavily guarded courtroom, saying he’d have to serve 100 percent of his sentence.

Friday on the Farm, Sept. 29, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman checks out what farmers have been up to. Next up: Delmer Castor, a regional manager for Premier Cooperative, talks about the hectic harvest at the grain elevator. 

Beat writer's pick: Illinois 24, Nebraska 20

Illinois hasn't played in nearly two full weeks following its loss at South Florida. Nebraska is prepping on a short week after holding on to beat Rutgers on Saturday. Friday night's Big Ten opener could come down to which offense gets in gear first — and better than it has so far this season. Our beat writer gives the day before edge to the Illini.

Jackson: 'It's about effort'

Illinois defensive end James Crawford discusses improvements the Illini defense has to make, Nebraska's offense, his freshmen teammates at defensive end and his improvements at the position. Defensive tackle Kenyon Jackson, meanwhile, touches on how the Illini used their bye week and the opportunity presented by Friday's Big Ten opener.

Foster: 'Big Ten is a different monster'

Illinois running back Kendrick Foster talks about the team's bye leading into Friday's Big Ten opener, Illini quarterback Chayce Crouch discusses the possibility of a 3-1 start and freshman tight end Louis Dorsey touches on his expanding role.