On Saturday, September 21st, the Eastland Cougars 6th Grade Football Team took 1st Place in the 2013 Rock River Valley Youth Football Conference Jamboree at Milledgeville High School. The Cougars played against West Carroll, Chadwick-M’ville, AFC, River Ridge, and Polo, winning all 5 games and only giving up 1 touchdown on the day. In addition to winning the tournament, Eastland player Bryson Sturtevant was named the Jamboree MVP. Congratulations to the Cougars and good luck on the rest of the season!
Le-Win’s Tyler Oakley runs the football against EPC Friday evening in Lena. The Panthers kept it close but fell to the ‘Catz 34-21. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
EPC running back Eric Schaney fights for yardage as he’s brought down by a Panther tackler. Schaney rushed for one hundred fifty two yards on sixteen carries and three TD’s as EPC took the thirteen point victory. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Riverdale’s Caroline May (#6) spikes the ball over the net as Morrison’s Liz Green (#5) goes for the block. The Fillies fell to Riverdale 25-13. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Riverdale’s Adrienne Banks (#7) hits the ball while the Fillies Hannah Arnold (#7) attempts to make the kill. Morrison fell to Riverdale by twelve points in the final game. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Varsity Volleyball Schedule
Dakota at Milledgeville
River Ridge at Eastland
Durand at Polo
Morrison at Prophetstown
Riverdale at Sterling Newman
Freeport at Belvidere
West Carroll at Orion Charger Challenge
Morrison & Sterling Newman at Sterling Invitational
Milledgeville at South Beloit
Polo at Dakota
Rockford Jefferson at Freeport
Galena at Eastland
West Carroll at East Dubuque
Morrison at Amboy
Prophetstown at Sterling Newman
Rockford Auburn at Freeport
Varsity Volleyball Results
Le-Win 2 Eastland 0 (26-24, 25-23)
Milledgeville 2 Forreston 1 (26-24, 23-25, 26-24)
Stockton 2 Pearl City 1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-16)
River Ridge 2 Scales Mound 0 (26-24, 25-23)
Freeport Aquin 2 AFC 0 (25-13, 25-16)
Dakota 2 Durand 0 (25-17, 25-13)
Sterling Newman 2 Erie 0 (25-21, 25-21)
Pecatonica 2 Orangeville 0 (25-17, 25-19)
Dixon 2 Sterling 1 (25-16, 17-25, 25-20)
Forreston 2 Orangeville 0 (25-12, 25-16)
Morrison 2 Erie 1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-21)
Sterling 2 Streator 0 (25-8, 25-19)
Area Varsity Football Scores
EPC 34 Le-Win 21
River Ridge 35 Milledgeville 20
Dakota 22 West Carroll 14
Amboy 27 Morrison 18
Forreston 42 Durand 7
Stockton 30 East Dubuque 0
Freeport Aquin 18 Polo 6
Galena 55 South Beloit 15
Sterling Newman 55 Fulton 14
Rockford Boylan 56 Freeport 35
Erie/Prophetstown 42 Bureau Valley 29
Sterling 21 LaSalle-Peru 10
Winnebago 63 Rock Falls 32
Geneseo 56 Dixon 0
Rockridge 63 Spring Valley Hall 34
Maple Park Kaneland 49 Rochelle 20
Stillman Valley 28 Byron 21
Rockford Lutheran 48 Oregon 14
Peru St. Bede 48 Port Byron/Riverdale 18
El Paso 56 AFC 14
DeKalb 42 Streator 14
Yorkville 14 Morris 6
Rockton Hononegah 27 Rockford Auburn 7
Sycamore 34 Ottawa 0
Rockford Guilford 35 Belvidere North 7
Richmond-Burton 27 Mendota 20
Rockford East 35 Rockford Jefferson 32
Machesney Park Harlem 56 Belvidere 48
Kewanee 7 Princeton 0
Orion 55 Sherrard 21
EPC Outlasts Panthers
In a tough contest throughout, the EPC Wildcatz held on to beat the Le-Win Panthers 34-21 friday evening in Lena.
The Panthers struck first as QB Ben Moest found Luke Schubert for a twenty seven yard scoring strike. The extra point kick was good and Le-Win led 7-0. EPC came right back with QB Devin Heeren hooking up with Skylar Paulson on a thirty one yard TD and the score was knotted at seven each going into quarter two.
RB Eric Schaney then found the end zone from eight yards out to five the ‘Catz the lead back and Heeren again found Paulson on a thirty one yard TD to put the ‘Catz up twenty one to seven. Moest found Schubert again on a nine yard pass to the end zone and the extra point made it EPC twenty one and Le-Win fourteen at the half.
The third quarter saw Scahney rumble into the end zone from three yards out and the extra point kick by Paulson made it EPC twenty eight and Le-Win fourteen.
Moest found Matt Greene for a ten yard score in the final quarter to cut the ‘Catz lead back to seven. Scaney rambled forty two yards to paydirt to five the ‘Catz back the cushion. A late interception by EPC’s Walter Ollie sealed the win for EPC. SCahney led the EPC ground game, rushing the football sixteen times for one hundred fifty two yards and three TD’s. Donny Groezinger added fourteen carries for sixty seven yards. Heeren completed five of nine pass attempts for one hundred thirty four yards.
The ‘Catz travel to Polo on Friday night to face the Marcos while Le-Win travels to Forreston to take on the Cardinals.
Wildcats Top Missiles
Despite trailing by fifteen points at the half, Milledgeville clawed their way back to make a game of it before River Ridge pulled out the 35-20 win in Hanover on Friday night.
Austin Durr scored three TD’s to lead the River Ridge offense. Daniel Walker and Devin Biller scored rushing touchdowns for the Missiles and QB Jordan Harris also hooked up with Garrett Kness on a three yard score. Durr ran the football twenty times for one hundred eighty three yards, while Walker led the Missiles with seventy four yards on seventeen carries. Harris completed fourteen of forty pass attempts for eighty eight yards. A late interception return sealed the victory for the Wildcats.
Milledgeville hosts the Stockton Blackhawks at Floyd Daub Field on Friday night while River Ridge hosts the East Dubuque Warriors.
Indians Edge the Thunder
West Carroll QB Shaun Magill hooked up with Trevor Jones for a sixty eight yard TD but Dakota answered right back with Dakota’s Drew Zellmer finding the end zone twice. The Indians Andrew Cashman added a TD for the Indians. Magill scored from one yard out to make the final margin of victory for Dakota.
The Thunder host the South Beloit Sobos on friday while the Indians host the Galena Pirates.
Clippers Sink Mustangs
By BILL POPKIN | For The Prairie Advocate News
The Morrison Mustangs galloped into Amboy on Friday, September 27, to try to gain their first road win of the young football season, but were treated rather rudely by their hostile hosts. Amboy (2-3), controlled the ball and the clock for most of the evening. They held the upper hand at intermission 20-12, and went on to prevail in the Three Rivers Conference battle 27-18.
Morrison (2-3), ran 37 plays from scrimmage, while the Clippers lined up on the ball 67 times. Run attempts accounted for 64 of the Amboy snaps from center.
Jason Bontz, the 5’7” 170 lb. senior scat back from Amboy, scored on a 9 yard sprint in the first quarter, and again in the second frame with a 5 yard burst. Liam Ohlendorf, quarterback for Amboy, plunged in from the 1-yard line to round out the Clipper scoring in the first half. Morrison’s Mason Sitzmore countered with a 44 -yard pass play to senior Ryan Mayberry in first quarter action to get the Mustangs on the scoreboard. In the second quartile, Sitzmore exploded in from the 31-yard line to cap the first half scoring. Amboy led 20-12 at the break.
Damon Quest, Amboy’s senior all-conference wide receiver form last season, hauled in a 31 yard pass from Ohlendorf in third period play to put the Clippers in control of the ballgame. Sitzmore hit Mayberry again from 38 yards out to complete the scoring in the competition. Amboy, dominating the ball and the clock, won 27-18.
Amboy’s Bontz rushed 30 times for 215 yards in the game, while Sitzmore passed for 203 yards, completing 9 in 15 attempts. Morrison’s three losses have all come on the road, but they are still undefeated at home. Morrison returns to Bud Cole Field on October 4 to host the Bureau Valley Storm. Game time is approximately 7:30 P.M.