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10/4 HS Football; Graham Player of Week

Crete-Monee 18, Kankakee 6 - (KAN) Joseph Jordan 14/23 passing, 110 yards, 1 TD pass to Kevion Helem
Bishop McNamara 28, St. Ignatius 17 - (BM) Jonathan Ward 142 yards rushing, 4 TD runs
Herscher 34, Manteno 28 - (HER) Ethan Kaufman 38/55 passing, 425 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs; (MAN) Powell 16/32 passing, 304 yards, 5 TD passes, 1 INT
Lincoln-Way West 22, Bradley-Bourbonnais 20 - (BB) Jarrod Ware 85 yd kickoff return for TD, 40 yd TD run
Momence 31, Iroquois West 12 - (MOM) Aaron Cantwell 235 yards passing, 2 TD passes; LeAnthony Reasnover 166 yards offense, 3 TDs
Watseka 35, Ridgeview 13 - (WAT) Austin Hasselbring 3 TD runs, 126 yds rushing
Peotone 13, Sandwich 0 - (PEO) Bobby & Jake Rapson, 1 TD
Central 49, PBL 14 - (CEN) J.R. Caspary 4 TD passes, 193 yards passing.  Logan Podowicz 2 TD catches, 115 yds receiving.  Derrick Graham 101 yards rushing, 2 TDs (1 on fumble return)
Wilmington 20, Lisle 10 - (WIL) Nick McWilliams 107 yards rushing, 2 TDs
Seneca 50, Reed-Custer 20 - (RC) Mason Dransfeldt, Mark Harper, Logan Zavala each 1 TD
Milford-Cissna Park 39, Georgetown-Ridge Farm-Chrisman 27 - (MCP) Devon Laubscher 4 TDs, 191 yards rushing.  Josh Marquez 1 rushing TD
Westmont 42, Dwight 13....Plano 35, Coal City 14

IN INDIANA:  Caston 34, S. Newton 20 - (SN) John Dafcik 2 TD passes, Trevor Lowe fumble return for TD.....South Central (Union Mills) 44, N. Newton 10.....Tri-County 48, Clinton Prairie 26.....Fountain Central 48, Benton Central 7.....Frontier 40, W. Central 16.......Winamac 30, N. Judson 13.....Pioneer 64, N. White 36

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 10-5-13) IS SENIOR DERRICK GRAHAM OF THE CENTRAL COMETS

VERSATILE ON OFFENSE AND DEFENSE FOR THE 6-0 COMETS, DERRICK IS HAVING A FINE SR. YEAR, HIGH ON THE AREA LEADERBOARDS FOR TACKLES AND SACKS, AND HE HAS SCORED AT LEAST 1 TD IN EACH GAME THIS SEASON. FRIDAY NIGHT AT PAXTON, HE RUSHED FOR 101 YARDS ON JUST 7 CARRIES, INCLUDING A 35 YARD FUMBLE RETURN FOR A TD, AND ANOTHER 55 YARD TD RUN TO HELP LEAD THE COMETS TO A DOMINATING 49-14 WIN OVER PBL

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9/27 HS Football; Caspary Player of Week

Bishop McNamara 34, St. Laurence 7 - (BM) Jonathan Ward 4 TD runs, 199 yards rushing
Bradley-Bourbonnais 49, Thornwood 35 - (BB) Jarrod Ware 171 yards rushing, 4 TD runs; Tim Stone 146 yards rushing, 2 TD runs
Peotone 40, Manteno 0 - (PEO) Jake Rapson 161 yards rushing, 2 TD runs
Reed-Custer 34, Westmont 20 - (RC) Mark Harper 5 TD passes, 19/28 for 233 yards passing
Plano 48, Herscher 24 - (HER) Brendan Powell 289 yards passing, 3 TD passes
Coal City 28, Sandwich 0 - (CC) Brennen Shetina 2 TD runs, 111 yards passing, 49 rushing
Wilmington 14, Seneca 6 - (WIL) Mason Southall 63 yards rushing, TD; Austin Skoryi 65 yards rushing, TD
Momence 42, Watseka 0 - (MOM) Aaron Cantwell 208 yds passing, 4 TD passes; LeAnthony Reasnover 2 TD runs (92, 23)
Central 35, St. Thomas More 10 - (CEN) J.R. Caspary 12/21, 242 yards passing, 5/5 PAT tries, 5 TD passes; 3 to Chris Garcia.  Derrick Graham 85 yards rushing
St. Joseph-Ogden 43, Iroquois West 27 - (IW) Austin Zirkle 178 yards rushing, 3 TDs (61, 39, 33)
Westville 42, MCP 14 - (MCP) Devon Laubscher 55 yd TD run; Jacob Marquez 61 yd TD pass to Josh Marquez
Lisle 41, Dwight 13
Kankakee 46, Rich South 7 (Sat. 9/28)

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9/28/13) IS SENIOR QUARTERBACK J.R. CASPARY OF THE CENTRAL COMETS.

ONE OF THE AREA'S LEADING QUARTERBACKS, AND A KEY LEADER IN THE COMETS' 5-0 START, J.R. WAS ESPECIALLY BUSY FRIDAY NIGHT AT HOME IN A 35-10 WIN OVER SVC RIVAL ST. THOMAS MORE: HE WAS 12 OF 21 PASSING FOR 242 YARDS.....THREW 5 TD PASSES (24, 14, 35, 36, 38 YARDS)....AND WAS EVEN 5 FOR 5 IN POINT AFTER ATTEMPTS.

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9/20 HS Football; Cantwell Player of Week

Kankakee 42, Ridgewood 29

Fenwick 40, Bishop McNamara 14 - (BM) Odeneal TD catch, Tobeck TD run

Thornton 30, Bradley-Bourbonnais 29 - (BB) Harris TD catch, fumble recovery in end zone for TD

Sandwich 17, Manteno 14 - (MAN) Kaufman 2 TD passes

Wilmington 42, Dwight 0 - (WIL) Zlomie & McWilliams 2 TD runs

Coal City 31, Herscher 14 - (CC) Shetina 2 TD runs; (HER) Powell 210 yds passing, 2 TD passes

Plano 25, Peotone 21 - (PEO) Rapson 2 TD runs

Lisle 24, Reed-Custer 22 - (RC) Harper 214 yds passing, 2 TD runs, 1 TD pass

Central 27, St. Joseph-Ogden  - (CEN) Caspary 3 TD passes

Momence 21, St. Thomas More 14 - (MOM) Cantwell 233 yds passing, 2 TD passes

LeRoy 24, Iroquois West 16 - (IW) Conrad, Miller TD runs

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 41, Watseka 12 - (WAT) Cam Eades kickoff return for TD, 1 TD run

Salt Fork 40, Milford-Cissna Park 30 - (MCP) Jacob Marquez FG, TD run; Rogers 2 TD catches

INDIANA SCORES:  W. Central 56, S. Newton 14 - (SN) Trevor Lowe TD run, Levi Hall TD catch from John Dafcik.......Carroll (Flora) 20 Caston 6....N. White 26, Frontier 3.....Pioneer 42, N. Judson 20.....W. Central 56, S. Newton 14.....Winamac 55, Tri-County 8

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9/21/13) IS JUNIOR QUARTERBACK AARON CANTWELL OF THE MOMENCE REDSKINS.

FRIDAY NIGHT, AARON HELPED LEAD HIS CLUB TO AN UPSET WIN AT PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN ST. THOMAS MORE, 21-14, BRINGING THE REDSKINS BACK TO EVEN AT 2-2. AARON TOSSED 2 TD PASSES OF 6 AND 43 YARDS, FINISHING 23 OF 32 PASSING FOR 233 YARDS, AND NO INTERCEPTIONS. IN MOMENCE'S OTHER WIN SEPT. 7, CANTWELL PASSED FOR 3 TD'S AND 197 PASSING YARDS IN A WIN OVER CHICAGO CHRISTIAN.

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9/13 HS Football; Frerichs Player of Week

Bloom 27, Kankakee 20 – (KAN) Joseph Jordan 2 TD passes, TD run
Mt. Carmel 42, Bishop McNamara 0 – (BM) Jonathan Ward 43 yds rushing, left with concussion
Bradley-Bourbonnais 27, Lincoln-Way Central 14 – (BB) L.J. Harris 2 TD runs
Peotone 44, Herscher 14 – (PEO) Jake Rapson 203 yds rushing, 4 TD runs. Brandon Wenzel, Adam Marganski each with 2 TD passes
Manteno 22, Coal City 21 – (MAN) Ethan Kaufman 2 TD passes, Tucker Presler GW 2-point conversion
Reed-Custer 35, Dwight 2 – (RC) Mark Harper 289 yds passing, 4 TD passes, TD run
Wilmington 42, Westmont 12 – (WIL) Alex Zlomie 2 TD runs
Central 62, Paris 0 – The #4 team in IL Class 2A goes to 3-0
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 20, Iroquois West 0 – (IW) Austin Zirkle 57 rushing yds, Jacob Schroeder 57 receiving yards.
St. Joseph-Ogden 41, Momence 15 – (MOM) Leanthony Reasnover 15 car/123 yards, 65 yd TD run
St. Thomas More 20, Watseka 8 - (STM) Storm Joop 222 all purpose yards, TD. Josh Parker 210 yards rushing, 2 TDs. (WAT) Cole Davenport TD pass to Cam Eades
Bismarck-Henning 17, Milford-Cissna Park 15 – (BH) Dalton Duncan 30 yd FG with :17 left in game to win. (MCP) Jacob Marquez, 222 all purpose yards, 54 yd TD run

In Indiana: Winamac 59, S. Newton 6 – John Dafcik hit Skylar Sanders for 20 yd TD pass in 2nd quarter for only Rebel score. -
Other Indiana scores: W. Lafayette 51, Benton Central 14....Wheeler 36, N. Newton 14.....W. Central 60, N. White 28....Tri-County 36, Frontier 16.....Pioneer 62, Caston 28

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9/14/13) IS SENIOR NOAH FRERICHS OF THE CENTRAL COMETS.
KNOWN FOR MAKING A VARIETY OF EXCITING PLAYS ON OFFENSE AND DEFENSE, NOAH WAS A HUGE PART OF LAST YEAR'S 2A SEMI-STATE APPEARANCE, AND THIS YEAR'S 3-0 START FOR CENTRAL. IN A WEEK 1 WIN OVER PRAIRIE CENTRAL, HE HAD 4 CATCHES FOR 79 YARDS, INCLUDING A 54-YARD TD CATCH. THEN IN A WEEK 2 WIN OVER SALEM, HE HAD 4 CATCHES FOR 135 RECEIVING YARDS, INCLUDING TOUCHDOWN CATCHES OF 3 AND 90 YARDS.

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Watseka Homecoming : Inspiration Award Winners for 2013

The 2013 Watseka Community High School Inspiration Award recipients are being honored this week. The 103rd Annual WCHS Alumni Reunion and Banquet is Saturday, September 14th.

The 2013 honorees include: Athletic winners Victor Sampson, Bruce Sullivan, and the 1962-63 Men's Warrior "Sweet 16" Basketball Team. The Academic recipient is David Bergstrom.

The awards will be given out during the 103rd Annual WCHS Alumni Reunion and Banquet Saturday. The honorees will also be recognized during the Homecoming Football game Friday evening when the Warriors host St Thomas More.

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