Missile QB Kameron DawTyne heads up the sideline as Warren’s Brady Raab attempts the tackle. DawTyne ran the football nine times for one hundred one yards and a score while completing fourteen of twenty eight pass attempts for one hundred seventy two yards and two scores. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Warren scored in each quarter as they cruised to the 54-20 victory at Floyd Daub Field in Milledgeville on Friday night. The Warriors put up fourteen first quarter points, added twenty in the second, seven in the third and thirteen in the fourth. The Missiles scored twelve second quarter points and added eight in the third quarter. Caleb Cherry led the Warrior ground attack, running the football fourteen times for one hundred thirty seven yards and two TD’s. QB Gavin Leverton added sixty four yards on six carries and one TD. Teammates Devin Pax and Brady Raab each added a score for Warren. Milledgeville was led by QB Kameron DawTyne who ran the football nine times for one hundred one yards and a TD. He was also fourteen for twenty eight passing for one hundred seventy two yards and two TD’s. Blake Kappes caught two of those passes for thirty eight yards and a score while teammate Daniel Walker snagged three DawTyne passes for sixty two yards and a TD.
Milledgeville Missile Daniel Walker fights for yardage as a pair of Warren defenders attempt to make the tackle. Neither could bring Walker down as he broke free to find the end zone on the play. He finished the game with sixty two yards on three catches from QB Kameron DawTyne. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Catz Demolish Indians
In a game that saw the EPC offense put up fifty first half points, their defense held Pecatinoca scoreless. Indian head coach Frederick came out after the half and after talking to the officials and EPC head coach Asche it was decided that Pec would forfeit the game and not play the second half. It was announced over the PA system that the second half would be played as a scrimmage but EPC declined and the game was over. No stats were received from this contest.
Raiders Silence The Thunder
The West Carroll Thunder traveled to Franklin Grove on Friday night and the hosts scored early and often to take the 30-7 win. AFC scored on their second play from scrimmage as QB Andrew LeFevre found Paul Rod in the end zone for a six yard TD. The two point conversion failed and the Raiders led 6-0.
They followed on their next possession with a five play, sixty five yard drive capped off by a fifteen yard touchdown run by LeFevre. Another two point conversion attempt failed and the Raiders led 12-0.
A fumbled punt led to the Thunder’s only score as QB Nick Hughes found Trevor Jones for an eleven yard TD pass. The extra point kick was good and the Thunder trailed just 12-7 with about five minutes to go in the first half. Another nine play, fifty one yard drive ended with a LeFevre two yard plunge. The two point conversion was again no good and AFC led 18-7.
The Raiders Jake Kaecker returned a West Carroll fumble forty yards in the third quarter to make the score AFC 24 and the Thunder 7. A twenty five yard score by LeFevre in the final quarter made it 30-7. LeFevre ran for one hundred twenty seven yards and three scores while teammate Kaecker added one hundred twelve yards.
Mustangs Lose to Comets in Slugfest
By Bill Popkin
The atmosphere was electric in Sterling on Saturday, Sept. 1 when the top ranked 2A Morrison Mustangs traveled to face the 3A third-ranked Newman Comets in conference action. When the dust settled, the Comets (2-0) came away with a very entertaining and hard fought 10-7 victory.
Excellent defense was displayed throughout the evening by both teams as only 1 of 13 third down attempts were converted. Newman had 160 yards of total offense, 130 from the ground and 30 via the air. The Morrison (1-1) offensive attack totaled 195 yards, with 101 from rushing and the other 94 from Matt Wilken’s passes.
The only first half scoring came from a 25 yard Newman field goal as time ran out in the first quarter. Neither squad could mount a sustainable drive in second period action, and Newman went to the locker room at halftime leading 3-0.
Nick Rude of Newman plunged in from 1 yard out at the end of the third frame to cap a 65 yard 15 play drive to give the Comets a 10-0 advantage. Morrison countered midway through the final stanza in an 8-play drive that culminated with Danny Willis galloping in from 9 yards out from the wildcat formation. The score was then 10-7 in favor of Newman. However, Morrison was not done. With 1:23 remaining on the clock, Mustang Alex Volckmann ran a beautiful 52 yard out and up route that Wilkens hit in mid-stride. Volckmann took it into the end zone for an apparent touchdown. A yellow flag appeared mid-field. The game-deciding play was called back because of an apparent chop-block infraction by a Morrison lineman. Still giving valiant effort, the Mustangs drove to the 17 yard line, facing a fourth and five situation with 28 seconds remaining. Willis attempted a 34 yard field goal, but came up just short. Newman prevailed in exciting high school football game 10-7.
In the frosh-soph encounter, Newman won 28-0.
Varsity Football Scores
Forreston 33 Dakota 8
Fulton 24 Port Byron/Riverdale 20
Galena 27 Polo 0
Stockton 47 River Ridge 0
Le-Win 67 South Beloit 12
Amboy 25 Erie/Prophetstown 14
East Dubuque 37 Durand 6
Kewanee 21 Bureau Valley 14
Freeport Aquin 28 Orangeville 8
Stillman Valley 40 Burlington Central 6
Oregon 21 Harvard 7
North Boone 41 Byron 40 (OT)
Winnebago 44 Richmond-Burton 28
Rochelle 49 Dixon 21
Freeport 35 Rockford Jefferson 34
Peru St. Bede 20 Spring Valley Hall 6
Sterling 21 Chicago Curie 6
Geneseo 40 Chicago Raby 20
Rockford Boylan 43 Machesney Park (Harlem) 31
Rock Falls 20 Marengo 3
Varsity Volleyball Results
Eastland’s Ronni Miller goes high to make a kill during volleyball action in Lanark. The Lady Cougars had little trouble putting Milledgeville away in two. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Morrison 2 Annawan 0 (25-16,25-20)
Eastland 2 Dakota 1 (25-13,23-25,25-23)
Le-Win 2 Winnebago 0 (25-15,25-16)
Forreston 2 Pecatonica 1 (25-22,23-25,25-16)
Polo 2 Fulton Unity 0 (25-14,25-22)
Galena 2 East Dubuque 0 (29-27-25-20)
Scales Mound 2 Orangeville 0 (25-18,25-13)
Eastland 2 Milledgeville 0 (25-16,25-18)
Le-Win 2 Scales Mound 1 (12-25,25-20,25-11)
Dakota 2 Pearl City 0 (25-19,25-12)
Pecatonica 2 Polo 0 (25-16,25-21)
Durand 2 River Ridge 0 (25-17,25-19)
Freeport Aquin 2 Warren 0 (25-21,25-20)
Milledgeville Lady Missile Kelsey Hayen returns an Eastland serve during the opening match on Thursday evening at EHS in Lanark. The Lady Cougars won in two by scores of 25-16 and 25-18. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
HS Volleyball Schedule
Pearl City at Eastland
West Carroll at Le-Win
East Dubuque at River Ridge
Polo at AFC
Freeport Aquin at Forreston
Morrison at Erie
Belvidere at Freeport
Sterling Newman at Sterling
Eastland, Milledgeville, Freeport Aquin & Forreston at Byron Power Classic
Try out for a 11U and 12U traveling baseball team! The Midwest Mudcats will be having tryouts for a competitive baseball traveling team on Sunday, September 9th at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and on Sunday, September 16th at 1 p.m. at Pleasure Park in Fulton, IL (located by the water tower). Hurry as only two spots are available on each team! 11U – must be 11 years old or younger by April 30, 2013. 12U – must be 12 years old or younger by April 30, 2013. For more information contact: Korey Aljets at 815-590-3575, Lynn Schipper at 563-249-2392 or Troy VanZuiden at 563-219-0830.