Monticello's Jacob Tackett (44) takes a hand off from Monticello's Nic Tackels (12) in a prep football game at Monticello High School on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.

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N-G Top 10: High school football

Preps coordinator Colin Likas updates his weekly rankings after Week 3 action wrapped up:


1. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3-0 (1)

Falcons permitted fewer than 10 points once again in beating Heyworth, face stiff test this week with Fieldcrest.

2. Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 3-0 (3)

Blue Devils beat Hoopeston Area/Armstrong-Potomac to open Vermilion Valley play, visit Georgetown-RF next.

3. Tuscola 2-1 (2)

Warriors were thumped by good Central A&M outfit, and things don’t get easier with St. Teresa in Week 4.

4. Monticello 2-1 (5)

Sages back on track after upending St. Thomas More, try to keep good Illini Prairie vibes going at Rantoul.

5. Arcola 2-1 (6)

Purple Riders trumped Villa Grove/Heritage, return home to welcome Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond.

6. Unity 2-1 (—)

Rockets enter rankings after second consecutive shutout, this one of Prairie Central. They host rival SJ-O next.

7. St. Joseph-Ogden 3-0 (8)

Spartans downed Bloomington Central Catholic to get within two wins of playoff qualification, visit Unity soon.

8. Fisher 2-1 (9)

Bunnies outlasted Tri-Valley in Heart of Illinois crossover game, host non-league Madison in Saturday tilt.

9. Watseka 3-0 (10)

Warriors started Sangamon Valley action with blasting of Momence, visit Oblong/Palestine-Hutsonville next.

10. Champaign Central 1-2 (4)

Maroons couldn’t pull ahead in slugfest with Peoria Notre Dame, keep up Big 12 play this week at Urbana.


Prep Sports Coordinator

Colin Likas is prep sports coordinator at The News-Gazette. His email is, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).