Lanark Beaver Football Class of 1967 and 1968 to be Honored
Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame has selected the 1967 and 1968 Lanark Fighting Beaver Football Team as one of their Honor Team’s for this year’s inductee class. The Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame annually honors area individuals and teams that have made lasting contribution through their success and or service to general athletics in Northwest Illinois. The ceremony when these two teams will be inducted is October 13th, at Manny’s in Savanna IL at 6:30PM.
These two Lanark teams, under Coach Wally Isham and his staff were stellar. They won the Northwestern Illinois Conference championships these two years, and achieved a combined 17-1 Record. (9-0 1967 and 8-1, 1968). These teams, and Coach Isham, were known for their “hard nosed,” disciplined football that has been idealized in area football for years. Coach Isham was coach at Lanark High School from 1964 to 1974, and is planning to return for the event.
This ceremony is open to the public, and will be held at Manny’s banquet room with a catered meal. The cost is $20, and advanced reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased up to the time of the banquet but seating is limited. Members and families of the ’67 and 68 team are asked to submit reservations by Sept. 4th. Reservations can be made by contacting Kraig Kniss at 815-541 6597 or Brian Reusch at 815-273-7757 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Varsity Football Schedule
EPC at Galena
Milledgeville at Freeport Aquin
Le-Win at West Carroll
Morrison at Peru St. Bede
River Ridge at Durand
Orangeville at Forreston
Dakota at Polo
Sterling Newman at Fulton
Freeport at Rockford Boylan
Rochelle at Sterling
Byron at Rock Falls
EPC Dominates Polo 41-7
The visiting Wildcatz cracked the scoreboard first on Friday night in Polo as Ramsay Truckenmiller scored on a seven yard run. The PAT kick sailed through the uprights and EPC led seven to nothing. The Marcos responded with a sixty nine yard pass completion and the point after knotted the score.
The ‘Catz then reeled off three more scores to take a twenty eight to seven first quarter lead. The first was a fifty yard kickoff return by Ben Thomas and the second was a seven yard run by Thomas. Truckenmiller found the end zone again from five yards out to conclude the first quarter scoring.
The second quarter was scoreless and the lead remained at twenty one points going into the third. EPC cracked the board again in quarter three as Shawn Larak scored on a nine yard run and Tim Vandenburgh found paydirt from one yard out to make the score EPC forty one and Polo seven.
Both defenses stepped up in the final quarter and held the other team scoreless. EPC travels to Galena to take on the Pirates on Friday night while Polo hosts the Dakota Indians.
Warriors Score Big On Milledgeville
The East Dubuque offense scored early and often as they rolled to the fifty four to six victory Friday night in Milledgeville. The Warriors offense was led by Alec Monahan who amassed one hundred seventy yards rushing and scored three times while teammate Cole Crenshaw rushed for one hundred three yards and two scores.
Thunder Gain First Win
West Carroll Thunder quarterback Nick Hughes (#3) goes airborne as he dives into the end zone on Saturday afternoon at Massey Field in Savanna. The Thunder trailed eight to six after one quarter but scored 43 unanswered points to roll to the 49-8 win.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
West Carroll hosted the Pecatonica Indians on Saturday afternoon at Massey Field in Savanna and came away with the huge 49-8 win.
Pec went up early as they put the football in the end zone on a score by Brice Rose. Rose converted the two point play to give the Indians an eight to nothing lead but the Thunder responded with a score by Mason Vanhook. The two point conversion failed and Pec lead eight to six after one quarter.
From there it was all West Carroll as they added thirteen second quarter points on scores by QB Nick Hughes, Brandon Sturtevant and Tom Losch. Sturtevant and Losch found the end zone again in the third quarter to put West Carroll up twenty six to eight going into quarter four.
Seth Bradley, Losch and Jared Root all put the football in the end zone in the final quarter to give the Thunder the lopsided win. Sturtevant led the Thunder ground game, rushing for one hundred eight yards and two TD’s. West Carroll hosts the Le-Win Panthers on Friday evening while Pecatonica hosts the South Beloit Sobos.
West Carroll’s Brandon Sturtevant (#25) looks for more running room as he eludes the grasp of a Pecatonica tackler on Saturday in Savanna. Brandon rushed for 108 yards and 2 TD’s in the Thunder forty-one point victory over the Indians. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Wildcats Top Broncos
River Ridge had their offense hitting on all cylinders as the cruised to the fifteen point victory (43-28) on Friday night as they hosted the Orangeville Broncos. Cody Landwer led the River Ridge ground attack, caarying the football twenty times for one hindred eight yards and a score. Quarterback Josh Crist led the Wildcat air attack as he completed twelve of nineteen passes for three hundred ten yards and four TD’s. Tony Hernandez grabbed six of those passes for one hundred eighty two yards and two scores while teammate Andrew Ertmer snared six Crist passes for forty yards and a TD. River Ridge travels to Durand on Friday evening while Orangeville heads to Forreston to face the Cardinals.
Panthers Pound Galena
Le-Win jumped out to a thirty to nothing first half lead and rolled to the lopsided thirty eight point win (44-6). The Panthers Tevin Sellers led the Le-Win ground game, running the football eleven tomes for one hundred fifty five yards and two TD’s while teammate Austin Mancosky handled the pigskin twelve time for ninety one yards and three scores. Quarterback Evan Heer also scored a rushing touchdown and passed for another score. The Panthers travel to Savanna on Friday night to battle the Thunder while the Pirates host the EPC Wildcatz.
Defense Wins For Mustangs
Morrison Mustang Danny Willis cuts to the outside and finds running room as he scores on a seventeen yard TD run in the fourth quarter at Bud Cole Field in Morrison on Friday evening. Morrison took the 20-6 Big Rivers conference victory. Willis piled up seventy nine yards rushing. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
by Bill Popkin
A stingy defensive effort by the Morrison Mustangs football team allowed them to win another Big Rivers Conference match-up against Spring Valley-Hall at Morrison on September 7. Morrison (2-1) led 14-0 at halftime and held on to come away with their second win of the young season 20-6. The Mustangs have given up only 16 points in three contests thus far. Morrison is now ranked third in Illinois class 2A football.
The Mustangs wasted little time getting on the scoreboard to begin the ballgame as Alexander Volckmann raced 70 yards around the right end on the second play from scrimmage. The extra point try failed, but Morrison still led 6-0. With 5:05 left in the first half, Brock Deter capped of a 4-play 42 yard drive with a 27 yard TD scamper. The 2-point conversion was good, and Morrison went into the locker-room at intermission ahead 14-0.
Hall’s (0-3) only score came on the second play of the third quarter when Landon Picatto sprinted 64 yards to pay dirt. The extra point try failed, and Morrison still had a commanding 14-6 advantage. Danny Willis capped off the scoring for the evening when he went over the end zone line from 17 yards out with 3:57 left in the game. The Mustangs prevailed on the mild autumn evening 20-6.
Deter led a balanced Morrison rushing attack with 88 yards. Volckmann added 80, while Willis contributed 79 yards to the solid ground effort.
In the Frosh-Soph game, Hall won 36-8. Morrison will now travel to Peru-St. Bede on September 14 to battle the Bruins who have a 2-1 record.
Varsity Football Scores
Stockton 51 Warren 7
Freeport Aquin 30 Dakota 16
Amboy 42 Fulton 30
AFC 44 Durand 26
Erie/Prophetstown 14 Port Byron/Riverdale 7
Sterling Newman 30 Bureau Valley 14
Byron 41 Harvard 13
Peru St. Bede 21 Kewanee 7
Maple Park Kaneland 42 Sterling 0
Rockford Lutheran 48 Rock Falls 34
Freeport 47 Rockford East 21
Stillman Valley 34 Oregon 7
Winnebago 40 Mendota 0
Yorkville 42 Dixon 14
Morris 43 Geneseo 0
HS Volleyball Schedule
Eastland at Le-Win
Forreston at Milledgeville
River Ridge at Scales Mound
Bureau Valley at Morrison
AFC at Freeport Aquin
Freeport at Rockford Jefferson
Sterling at Ottawa
Fulton at Sterling Newman
Eastland & Le-Win at Mt. Pulaski Tournament
Milledgeville at Pearl City Tournament
Freeport Aquin at Mercer County Tournament
East Dubuque at Eastland
Warren at West Carroll
Stockton at River Ridge
Galena at Le-Win
Sterling Newman at Bureau Valley
Pecatonica at Milledgeville
River Ridge at Pearl City
South Beloit at Polo
Forreston at Orangeville
Durand at Freeport Aquin
Rockton Hononegah at Freeport
Erie at Sterling Newman
Varsity Volleyball Results
Eastland 2 West Carroll 0 (25-8, 25-11)
Milledgeville 2 AFC 1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-11)
Fulton 2 Prophetstown 1 (29-27, 15-25, 25-22)
Freeport Aquin 2 Polo 0 (25-9, 25-14)
Sterling Newman 2 Peru St. Bede 0 (26-24, 25-13)
Rockford Lutheran 2 Rock Falls 0 (25-23, 25-22)
Galena 2 Scales Mound 0 (25-10, 25-14)
Pecatonica 2 Durand 1 (16-25, 25-14, 25-21)
East Dubuque 2 Warren 1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-16)
Pearl City’s Madison Wright (#15) tips one over the net as Eastland Lady Cougar Lexis Macomber (#33) goes for the block. The Lady Cougars won in two by scores of 25-18 and 25-14.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
The photo that ran on the top right corner of page 10 in last week’s Prairie Advocate (9/5/12) was misidentified as Kameron DawTyne, when in fact the photo was of Milledgeville Missile Jordan Harris. The Prairie Advocate apologizes for the error and regrets any inconvenience it may have caused.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers Tailgating Party
Hey, guys (and gals), grab your buddies and head on down to A Cook’s Corner at 2501 Avenue E (YMCA Way) in Sterling, IL on Saturday, October 6, 2012 for an afternoon of food, football and fun as owner Deb Lawrence hosts a tailgating party for the Illinois vs. Wisconsin college football game. The festivities begin at noon with burgers, hot dogs and more. There will be Bloody Mary samples and seasonal beer samples available also. Prescott’s TV and Appliance will be showing the big game on a big projection screen in the parking lot. The cost is $5 per ticket with half the ticket sales going to charity. For tickets or more information stop in at A Cook’s Corner or call 815-625-7040. Come down and watch Tim Beckman’s Fighting Illini battle Bret Bielema’s Wisconsin Badgers.