Here is a breakdown of where the Pantagraph area football teams stand in their respective leagues this season.
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Prairie Central's Donovan Lewis won The Pantagraph Week 3 Player of the Week vote, beating out second-place Chris Taylor of Normal Community, followed by Normal West's Matthew Marsaglia, U High's Cole Cunningham, El Paso-Gridley's Kamren Schumacher and Tri-Valley's Andrew Petrilli. Lewis ret…
Mighty close, mighty fine, Chicago Mather wore a victory shine after clipping Chicago Hyde Park 15-14 in an Illinois high school football matchup.
Rick Horrow joins Ariel and Ben to discuss when he thinks the new extended CFB Playoff picture will take place.
Washington has seven receptions for 54 yards this season and is on pace to have more catches this year than in years past. However, it's actually his non-catching plays that have been the most impactful for the Illini.
"For me, just the feel of the game, you can feel the ebbs and flows and momentum changes (on the sideline), whereas in the box sometimes you can't. I felt like I was back to my comfort zone as a play caller."
Brothers Zack and Jake Tencza enjoying unique experience of playing next to each other on Illinois Wesleyan's offense and playing for same coach as their father.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were relieved when surging left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped a freak play in the outfield without serious injury.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in four, Ronald Torreyes hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-6 Thursday night and pick up ground in the NL East.
PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly hit a tying three-run homer in a five-run seventh inning, Daulton Varsho followed with a go-ahead double and the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 6-4 Thursday.