West Carroll’s Brandon Sturtevant runs the football Friday night against the EPC Wilcatz in Lanark. Brandon led the Thunder with eighty-one yards on ten carries and scored on a sixty-one yard run.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
Milledgeville Football Team
EPC’s Donnie Groezinger streaks up the sideline as the Thunder’s Jordan Fossett (#58) pursues. Groezinger accounted for four ‘Catz touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 pass reception) in the EPC 65-6 storm-delayed win in Lanark.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
‘Catz Roll Over Thunder
In a game that was weather delayed on Friday evening in Lanark, the EPC Wildcatz picked up right where they left off on Saturday night and cruised to the lopsided 65-6 victory.
The ‘Catz led 17-0 on Friday before lightning halted the contest. EPC scored first on a twenty five yard field goal by Skylar Paulson. Donnie Groezinger then scored on a fourteen yard run and the extra point kick made it EPC 10 West Carroll 0.
Cody Kluck returned a Thunder punt seventy five yards for the ‘Catz third score and the extra point made it 17-0 EPC before weather halted the game.
Saturday saw EPC take up right where they left off as Ramsay Truckenmiller found the end zone from thirty-three yards out. Then Eric Shaney scored on a one yard run, Kluck returned another punt seventy five yards, and QB Deven Herren found Groezinger on an eleven yard scoring pass and a sixteen yard pass to Shaney. The extra points made the score EPC 51 and the Thunder 0.
The final quarter saw Groezinger score on a twenty-eight yard TD run.
The Thunder finally cracked the score board as Brandon Sturtevant raced into the end zone from sixty-one yards out.
Groezinger again raced forty-eight yards to the house to account for the final score. EPC piled up two hundred eighty yards rushing, led by Groezinger’s six carries for one hundred three yards. Truckenmiller added five carries for eighty three yards and Shaney added eleven carries for sixty two yards. Herren completed six of ten pass attempts for sixty five yards and two scores.
The Thunder were led on the ground by Sturtevant wo ran the ball ten times for eight one yards. EPC travels on Saturday afternoon to play Monmouth-Roseville and West Carroll hosts East Dubuque in Savanna.
Missiles Top Warriors
Milledgeville jumped out to a 6-0 first quarter lead and cruised to the 30-15 win in Warren.
Missile QB Kameron DawTyne found Jordan Harris on a thirty five yard scoring strike in the opening quarter to put Milledgeville up 6-0. That score held up until Warren pushed the football across the goal line in the third quarter and the extra point kick put the Warriors up 7-6.
From there, it was all Missiles as DawTyne scored on runs of ten and forty one yards to put Milledgeville up 18-7 and they would never trail again. A fifty eight yard TD run by Colton Morgan and a fifteen yard run by Daniel Walker extended the Missile lead to 30-7. A late TD by the Warriors accounted for the final outcome.
The victory matches the win total for all of last season for Milledgeville as they host the Orangeville Broncos on Friday evening at Floyd Daub Field. Warren travels to Hanover to face the River Ridge Wildcats.
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.
Elmhurst Immaculate Conception at Maple Park Kaneland
Morris at Metamora
Yorkville at Aurora East
EPC at Monmouth-Roseville
Varsity Volleyball Schedule
West Carroll at Forreston
Eastland at Milledgeville
Morrison at Rockridge
Peru St. Bede at Sterling Newman
Morrison & Sterling Newman at Rock Falls Invitational
Stockton at Eastland
Milledgeville at Freeport Aquin
Pearl City at West Carroll
Polo at Forreston
Prophetstown at Morrison
Sterling Newman at Riverdale
Freeport at Rockford Auburn
Varsity Volleyball Scores
Milledgeville 2 Scales Mound 0 (27-25, 25-22)
Pearl City 2 Polo 0 (25-9, 25-6)
Fulton 2 Morrison 0 (25-17, 26-24)
Sterling 2 United Township 0 (25-12, 25-13)
Princeton 2 Rock Falls 0 (25-14, 25-20)
Prophetstown 2 Amboy 1 (24-26, 30-28, 25-15)
Varsity Golf Results
Le-Win - 168
River Ridge/Scales Mound - 213
Medalist: Aufstin Heinrich (Le-Win) - 40
Dixon - 187
Sterling Newman - 189
Medalist: Ryan Dixon (Dixon) & Todd Nelson (SN) - 40
Sterling - 160
LaSalle-Peru - 183
Medalist: Ryan Hurley (Sterling) - 36
Forreston - 182
Oregon - 183
Rockford Lutheran - 184
Medalist: Spencer Horst (RL) - 39
At Wolf Hollow
Le-Win - 168
Warren - 185
Pearl City - 209
Medalist: Kyle Jensen (Le-Win) - 39
Ridgeway - 168
Morrison - 174
Annawan-Wethersfield - 219
Medalist: Jack Bushman (Ridgeway) - 38
Former Chicago Bear To Speak in Morrison
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2002, running back Adrian Peterson spent eight seasons with the NFL team, including the 2006 NFC Championship season and Super Bowl XLI. Now a motivational speaker, Peterson will bring his message to the Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. ERC is located at 309 E. Park Street in Morrison.
Peterson is the author of the book, Don’t Dis My Abilities, his autobiography. Through stories of victories and times of struggle, Peterson brings attention to his on-going challenges with stuttering, the embrace of the campus community at Georgia Southern where he is an alum, and standing in faith through his infant daughter’s medical crisis. Peterson has traveled from state to state sharing his message to others to encourage and motivate them to strive and reach their goals in life.
You will get a chance to meet him, hear his amazing story with a great message that includes his family and parents, hard work and faith. All ages are welcome to attend. A special surprise will be revealed at 12:30 p.m. Details will be announced when Adrian speaks. For more information, visit email@example.com.