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10/11-12 HS Football; Hines Player of Week

Brother Rice 38, Bishop McNamara 28 - (BM) Jared Marcotte 7/12 passing, 198 yards, 2 TD passes
Bradley-Bourbonnais 34, Thornridge 13 - (BB) Tim Stone 71 rushing yds, 2 TDs, 34 yd punt return for TD
Peotone 33, Coal City 26 - (PEO) Bobby & Jake Rapson, 2 TDs each, combined 194 yds rushing. (CC) Brendan Shetina, 2 TD runs, 1 TD pass. Lane Cowherd 2 FGs, 1 TD catch
Wilmington 48, Reed-Custer 26 - (WIL) Nick McWilliams 24 carries/122 rushing yds, 3 TDs; Nick Hawkins 10 carries, 132 rushing yds; 3 TDs; (RC) Mark Harper 8/14 passing, 168 yards, 2 TD passes, 1 INT, 2 TD runs of 9 and 28
Plano 32, Manteno 19 - (MAN) Ethan Kaufman 271 passing yards, 2 TDs, 5 INTs.  Logan Jernigan 6 catches, 97 yards, 2 scores
Sandwich 30, Herscher 14 - (HER) Brendan Powell 153 yds passing, 1 TD pass, 1 TD run
Seneca 37, Dwight 7 - (DWI) Jack Davidson 55 yds rushing, TD
Central 42, Iroquois West 0 - (CEN) Noah Frerichs 3 TDs, 107 receiving yards. J.R. Caspary 4 TD passes, 11/15, 210 passing yards, 1 INT
St. Joseph-Ogden 47, Watseka 14 - (WAT) Austin Hasselbring TD, Cole Davenport 21 yd TD pass to Cam Eades
Momence 50, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 14 - (MOM) Aaron Cantwell 4 TD passes, 13/15 for 324 yards.  Zach Hamann 7 catches for 184 yards.  Leanthony Reasnover 122 rushing yards, 2 TDs

Saturday 10/12: Attica (IN) 21, Milford-Cissna Park 14 - (MCP) Jacob Marquez 128 yards rushing, 1 TD; Devon Laubscher 73 yards rushing, 1 TD
Saturday 10/12: Rich East 32, Kankakee 12

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS SENIOR HILLARY HINES OF CISSNA PARK VOLLEYBALL.

AN ALL-AREA PLAYER LAST YEAR, LEADING IN BLOCKS, HILLARY IS HIGH ON THIS YEAR'S LEADERBOARDS IN TOTAL POINTS, KILLS, AND ESPECIALLY BLOCKS. A KEY LEADER IN CISSNA PARK WINNING 16 OF THEIR FIRST 24 MATCHES THUS FAR, SHE HAD 5 BLOCKS AND 7 KILLS THURSDAY NIGHT TO HELP LEAD THE LADY T-WOLVES TO A THRILLING 2-SET WIN AT HOME OVER PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN WATSEKA.

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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.