Milledgeville Missile Jordan Harris throws a stiff arm at Orangeville Bronco Hunter Asche (#22) during Friday night football action at Floyd Daub Field in Milledgeville. Harris and the Missiles put thirty-three points on the board but the Milledgeville defense had no answers for the Bronco ground game as Orangeville cruised to the 60-34 victory.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
The Missile’s Daniel Walker (#22) runs the ball Friday night as Orangeville’s Dan Zimmerman pursues. Walker and the Missiles had the offense going but Zimmerman and the Broncos offense couldn’t be stopped as Orangeville took the twenty seven point win. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Milledgeville’s Kendra Schave hits the ball over the net as Eastland’s Sydney Guentner goes for the block. Eastland took the match in two, winning 27-25 and 25-20 in Milledgeville on Thursday evening. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Eastland’s Peyton Achs (#17) slams the ball over the net as Lady Missiles Kayleigh Leddy (#11) and Kailee Forbes (#19) go for the stop. Eastland took the tough match in two games. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Varsity Football Schedule
Dakota vs. EPC @ Lanark
Le-Win at Durand
West Carroll at Forreston
Milledgeville at Galena
River Ridge at AFC
East Dubuque at Warren
Orangeville at Freeport Aquin
Stockton at Polo
Belvidere at Rockford Auburn
Rockton Hononegah at Belvidere North
Rockford Jefferson at Freeport
Machesney Park Harlem at Rockford Boylan
Rockford East at Rockford Guilford
Spring Valley Hall at Amboy
Port Byron Riverdale at Erie-Prophetstown
Fulton at Morrison
Kewanee at Peru St. Bede
Rockridge at Orion
Sherrard at Princeton
Yorkville at Dixon
Morris at Geneseo
Rochelle at LaSalle Peru
Streator Township at Ottawa Township
Maple Park Kaneland at Sterling
DeKalb vs. Sycamore @ NIU Huskie Stadium
South Beloit at Minonk Fieldcrest
Bureau Valley at Sterling Newman
EPC Outlasts Monmouth-Roseville
The “Catz jumped out to an early lead, putting thirteen points on the board in the opening quarter and held on to take the 28-20 victory in Monmouth on Saturday afternoon.
EPC opened the scoring on an eight yard TD run by Eric Schaney and the extra point kick was good. A thirty one yard run by Monmouth-Roseville’s Martel Hunter made it seven to six and their two point conversion attempt failed. A four yard first quarter run by Donnie Groezinger made it EPC 13 and Roseville six. The extra point attempt failed.
The second quarter saw QB Deven Heeren find Skylar Paulson on a twenty two yard scoring strike and the successful two point conversion put the ‘Catz up twenty one to six.
A three yard scoring run by Groezinger in the third and the extra point kick put EPC up by twenty one points at the half. A third quarter nineteen yard TD run and a fourth quarter twenty seven yard scoring run by Hunter accounted for the balance of Roseville’s points.
EPC hosts the Dakota Indians Friday evening in Lanark.
Wildcats Top Warriors
River Ridge had their offense clicking on all cylinders on Friday night as they beat the Warren Warriors twenty seven to thirteen.
Wildcat QB Josh Crist completed eleven of twenty three attempts for two hundred twenty yards and three scores. Brenden Dauphin racked up one hundred forty nine receiving yards and hauled in all three touchdown passes from Crist. River Ridge running back Austin Durr ran for one hundred eight yards in the win.
The Wildcats travel to Ashton on Friday night to face the Raiders.
East Dubuque Hold Off Thunder
Warrior running back Alec Monahan rushed the football twenty one times for one hundred fifty yards and teammates Jonah Puls added a one yard TD run and Derek Doty scored on a sixteen yard scoring run for East Dubuque as they took the twenty two to fourteen win.
West Carroll QB Matt Magill completed four of twelve pass attempts for seventy six yards and two scores, both going to Trevor Jones for forty four and sixteen yards. Jeff Casey led the Thunder defense with a dozen tackles and teammate Jordan Fossett added eleven tackles.
The Thunder travel to Forreston on Friday evening to face the Cardinals.
Missiles Fall To Broncos
The Milledgeville Missile defense had no answers on how to stop Orangeville running back Dan Zimmerman on Friday night in Milledgeville. Zimmerman racked up three hundred seven yards on twenty one carries and found the end zone seven times as the Broncos cruised to the 60-34 victory. The Missile offense was led by Daniel Walker, who ran the football eleven times for one hundred sixteen yards. Milledgeville QB Jordan Harris, filling in for injured starter Kameron DawTyne, completed nine of fifteen passes for one hundred fifty yards and two TD’s.
The Missiles travel to Galena on friday night to take on the Pirates.
Mustangs Sharp In Opener
By BILL POPKIN | For The Prairie Advocate News
Although lightning and a rainstorm deterred the Morrison Mustangs in their season home opener against the Princeton Tigers football squad on August 30, the contest finally was completed a day later with positive results.
Morrison galloped out to an early 8-0 advantage in the initial quarter before inclement weather moved into the area. The game was halted until Saturday at 11:00 A.M. for safety reasons. Once resumed, the Mustangs dominated the line of scrimmage and built a 39-0 lead at halftime. They then cruised to an easy 46-0 victory.
Andy Bird scored first for Morrison, slashing in from 4 yards out on the 4th play from scrimmage with 6:59 remaining in the first quarter. The storm arrived and play was halted until Saturday morning.
Mason Sitzmore scampered in from the 17-yard line on the very first play of the new day. On Morrison’s next possession, Kurtis Klimson reached the end zone. The Mustangs were up big 20-0 after one period of action.
Sitzmore again found pay dirt on a 4-yard dash with 9:30 remaining in the half. Joey Brackemyer, the talented sophomore quarterback, later went over the goal line, darting in from 6 yards out.
Finally, Bird again plunged into the end zone on a short burst to cap the scoring for Morrison in first half play. The Mustangs were in complete control 39-0 at intermission.
Brackemyer exploded through the line in the third frame en route to a big 25-yard touchdown sprint to finish the scoring in the ballgame. The Mustangs prevailed 46-0.
Meeting Morrison on the gridiron for the first time in 40 years, the Tigers hurt their chances in the game by committing 8 turnovers on 6 fumbles and 2 interceptions. Second year coach Jesse Snyder is still looking for his first varsity win, after going 0-9 last season.
Morrison, with only 13 upperclassmen out, including only 2 returning starters, was very impressive in its debut. They next travel to Orion on September 6 to battle the Chargers.
The Morrison Mustangs’ football team traveled to Orion on September 6 to try to continue on their winning trail, but received a surprising jolt instead. Orion (1-1), coming off of a road loss at the hands of Fulton last week, completely dominated both sides of the football, and walked away with a clear-cut 50-0 victory.
The Chargers came onto the field electrified, scoring on a 22-yard field goal by Cody Hutcherson with less than three minutes gone. Two more running touchdowns coupled with a pair of scores via the air in the early going, and Orion led 30-0 at intermission.
The second half of play proved to be no better from the Morrison Mustangs (1-1) standpoint, as the Chargers tallied three more touchdowns, two on long runs from scrimmage. Morrison could never reach the end zone on offense, and Orion won very easily 50-0.
Orion accumulated 241 yards of rushing offense in the contest, led by Jacob Edmunds with 83 yards on 17 carries. They also amassed 191 passing yards, guided by quarterback Blake Matson’s 10-17 performance.
Joey Brackemyer and Tate Renkes each had 9 yards of rushing offense in the game to spearhead the Mustang attack. Brackemyer also passed for 74 yards, connecting with his receivers on 4 out of 8 attempts. Morrison collected 108 yards of total offense, while giving up 120 on 9 penalties. Also, they lost the football once after a fumble.
The Mustangs’ next game is Friday night at home against rival Fulton at 7:30 P.M.
Morrison 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 = 0
Orion 16 - 14 - 14 - 6 = 50
Morrison rushing: Bennett Klima 2-(-5), Andy Bird 4-9, Austin Shoup 10-11, Mason Sitzmore 4-(-1), Brackemyer 3-9, Renkes 2-9
Morrison passing: Brackemyer 4-8, 74 yards
Morrison receiving: Noah Blacklock 1-7, Ryan Mayberry 2-42, Klima 2-25
Varsity Football Scores
Orangeville 60 Milledgeville 34
River Ridge 22 Warren 14
East Dubuque 22 West Carroll 14
Le-Win 27 Dakota 0
Forreston 48 South Beloit 0
Freeport Aquin 38 Stockton 32
Orion 50 Morrison 0
Galena 35 Durand 7
Polo 62 AFC 6
Sterling 35 Johnsburg 16
Rock Falls 22 Marengo 21
Sterling Newman 40 Princeton 7
Rockrodge 41 Port Byron/Riverdale 0
Kewanee 32 Fulton 14
Sherrard 25 Amboy 18
Rockford Guilford 40 Freeport 0
Peru St. Bede 29 Bureau Valley 25
Rockford Boylan 35 Rockton Hononegah 34
Stillman Valley 40 Burlington Central 0
North Boone 25 Byron 14
Spring Valley Hall 22 Erie/Prophetstown 21
Rochelle 44 Dixon 0
Winnebago 43 Richmond-Burton 15
EPC 28 Monmouth-Roseville 20
Varsity Golf Results
At Coach’s Course
Freeport Aquin - 188
Pearl City - 197
Cullen Barkau - 39
Madelyn Reining - 46
Heyden Deutsch - 50
Landon Koester - 53
Dana Jordan - 45
Nic Pilson - 52
Nathan Lott - 56
Demetrio Valazco - 60
Medalist: Cullen Barkau (Freeport Aquin) - 39
At Cross Creek
Morrison - 163
Sterling Newman - 187
Orion - 188
Medalist: Niah Hogue (Morrison) - 36
At Brush Creek
Stockton - 165
Polo - 194
Dakota - 205
Medalist: Trey Timpe (Stockton) - 34
At Streator Country Club
Sterling - 160
Streator - 172
Medalist: Brandon Godfrey (Streator) - 38
West Carroll - 189
River Ridge - 211
Sean Keckler - 46
Keegan Randecker - 46
Matt Ritchie - 48
Anthony Mendoza - 49
River Ridge/Scales Mound
Nate Brown - 43
Eran Sigafus - 49
Tim Streight - 51
Brady Staver - 68
Medalist: Nate Brown (River Ridge/Scales Mound) - 43
Eastland - 189
Le-Win - 195
Erie - 217
Prophetstown - 245
Medalist: Kori Freidag (Eastland) - 41
Le-Win - 166
Galena - 196
Medalist: Logan Moothart (Le-Win) - 38
Pearl City - 201
Dylan Bushman - 43
Matthew Handel - 47
Tristin Woodin - 47
Sawyer Frano - 47
Evan Bull - 49
Timothy Lott - 50
Grant Curry - 50
Justin Lott - 52
Medalist: Dylan Bushman (Polo) - 43
Pecatonica - 167
River Ridge/Scales Mound - 209
Erik Durand - 40
Nicky Dzurisin - 41
Dylin Jennings - 43
Garrett Owens - 43
River Ridge/Scales Mound
Eran Sigafus - 45
Tim Streight - 52
Nate Brown - 55
Brady Staver - 57
Medalist: Erik Durand (Pecatonica) - 40
Varsity Volleyball Results
Fulton Unity 2 Polo 1 (25-13, 23-25, 25-20)
Bureau Valley 2 Fulton 0 (25-18, 25-21)
Sterling 2 Rock Falls 0 (25-13, 25-14)
Freeport 2 Belvidere North 0 (25-22, 25-20)
Forreston 2 West Carroll 0 (29-27, 25-23)
Warren 2 Freeport Aquin 1 (22-25, 25-14, 25-20)
Eastland 2 Milledgeville 0 (27-25, 25-20)
Morrison 2 Rockridge 1 (22-25, 25-20, 26-24)
Dakota 2 Pearl City 0 (25-16, 25-19)
Stockton 2 River Ridge 0 (25-17, 25-17)
Sherrard 2 Prophetstown 1 (25-13, 15-25, 25-23)
Sterling Newman 2 Peru St. Bede 0 (25-22, 25-16)
Belvidere 2 Freeport 1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-11)
Durand 2 East Dubuque 1 (12-25, 25-22, 25-22)
Erie 2 Orion 1 (10-25, 25-20, 25-19)
Burlington Central 2 Rock Falls 1 (25-17, 25-27, 25-13)
Amboy 2 Spring Valley Hall 1 (25-14, 14-25, 26-24)
Bureau Valley 2 Kewanee 0 (25-15, 25-17)
Oregon 2 North Boone 0 (25-8, 25-12)
Pearl City at Eastland
Le-Win at West Carroll
AFC at Polo
Amboy at Morrison
Prophetstown at Sterling Newman
Freeport at Rockford Jefferson
Eastland & Milledgeville at Byron Power Classic
East Dubuque at Polo
Milledgeville at AFC
Polo at Freeport Aquin
West Carroll at Eastland
Morrison at Sterling Newman
Rockton Hononegah at Freeport
Local Ballplayer Chosen to Play in Arizona
Eastland high school sophomore Zach Randecker has joined an elite fraternity of college bound athletes from around the country. Randecker was recently chosen to represent Lanark, IL as a member of Coast to Coast Baseball in Peoria, AZ this winter.
Randecker showcased his skills for the Coast to Coast coaches at a recent tryout held in Pekin, IL. At tryouts, players evaluated in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed. Players selected from the tryouts then have a chance to choose the Puerto Rico program or the Arizona Camp & Showcase event held annually in Peoria, AZ at the Peoria Sports Complex. This facility is the current spring training home of the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners.
During the five day program, Randecker will compete against other top amateur players while receiving instruction from Coast to Coast staff who have all played or coached the game at the collegiate or professional level. The same staff will provide college recruiting information to both players and parents in a seminar format during the trip.
Each summer and fall Coast to Coast sees approximately 2000 players at a series of nationwide tryouts. Additionally, the organization evaluates hundreds of applications from players unable to attend a tryout event. From this pool, approximately 250 roster spots, comprising 15-18 teams are filled with players seeking to play at one of the games highest levels.
Based in Marietta, Ohio, the eight year old program has taken over 1600 players from forty six different states to compete in Arizona, Florida, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia and Puerto Rico. The organization’s alumni now compete at every level of college baseball and even professionally.
In addition to his love for baseball, Randecker is also a member of the Eastland High School basketball team. He also enjoys riding his dirt bike on his grandfather’s farm. Randecker plans on attending college after graduation where he hopes to play baseball and basketball. He resides in Lanark with his mother and step father, Sarah and Randy Witt, along with his younger brother Cason. In order to maintain his amateur status, Randecker will be seeking to raise his share of the team’s cost. Persons interested in making a donation can contact the Randecker/Witt family at 815-821-4694 or contact Coast to Coast directly. To make a tax deductible donation, please contact My Sports Dreams at 800-376-5988.