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10/10-11 HS Football; Bauer Player of Week

Friday, October 10
High school Football

Attica (Ind.) 27, Watseka 20
Bradley-Bourbonnais 40, Thornridge 0
Central 35, Iroquois West 0
Herscher 35, Lisle 10
Kankakee 26, Rich South 8
Manteno 24, Coal City 23
MCP 29, Oakwood 0
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 16, Dwight 13
Peotone 41, Streator 36
Providence 56, Bishop McNamara 13
Westmont 55, Reed-Custer 41
Wilmington 40, Seneca 20
S. Newton 20, N. White 7
Lake Station 48, N. Newton 27
Delphi 34, Benton Central 12
(Sat) Momence 41, Illini West 8

THE FIRST TRUST & SAVINGS BANK PLAYER OF WEEK IS TAYLOR BAUER OF WATSEKA VOLLEYBALL.
IN HER 4TH YEAR OF WATSEKA VOLLEYBALL, TAYLOR IS HAVING AN OUTSTANDING SENIOR YEAR, HIGH ON THE LEADERBOARDS IN KILLS AND TOTAL POINTS. EARLIER THIS WEEK, SHE HAD 11 KILLS, 2 ACES IN A 2-SET WIN AT ST. ANNE, THEN THURSDAY, SHE LED HER TEAM TO A COMEBACK 3-SET WIN AT PBL WITH 21 KILLS, ENABLING THE WARRIORS TO IMPROVE TO 26-3 ON THE SEASON

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10/3 HS Football; MCP's Laubscher Player of Week

Friday, October 3

High school Football

Bradley-Bourbonnais 17, Lincoln-Way West 6
Central 27, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 0
Coal City 14, Streator 0
Hales Franciscan 12, Bishop McNamara 7
LeRoy 24, Watseka 6
Plano 36, Peotone 0
Manteno 49, Sandwich 6
MCP 26, Dwight 20
Momence 42, Iroquois West 7
Reed-Custer 42, Lisle 20
Rich Central 25, Kankakee 12
Wilmington 21, Herscher 18
Fountain Central 20, Benton Central 6
South Newton 34, Caston 12
N. Newton 47, S. Central Union Mills 22

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 10-4-14) IS SENIOR RUNNING BACK DEVON LAUBSCHER OF THE MILFORD-CISSNA PARK BEARCATS.
A KEY PART OF THE BEARCATS' 5-1 START, AND HIGH ON AREA LEADERBOARDS IN RUSHING, RECEIVING, AND SCORING, DEVON JUST ABOUT SINGLE-HANDEDLY LED HIS BEARCATS TO AN EXCITING 26-20 COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER DWIGHT. WITH MCP DOWN 20-7 AT HALFTIME, HE RUSHED FOR 3 SECOND-HALF TOUCHDOWNS OF 3, 42, AND 58 YARDS, FINISHING THE NIGHT WITH 148 YARDS RUSHING ON 20 CARRIES.

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HS Football 9/26-27; Cantwell Player of Week

Friday, September 26
High school Football

Bishop McNamara 34, Aurora Christian 28
Bradley-Bourbonnais 40, Thornwood 8
Central 35, Dwight 13
Coal City 49, Sandwich 14
Georgetown-Ridge Farm 17, MCP 15
Herscher 35, Reed-Custer 7
Iroquois West 24, Westville 13
Manteno 41, Peotone 21
Momence 41, Watseka 6
Wilmington 54, Sandwich 20
Bloom 33, Kankakee 24 (Sat. 9/27)

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9/27/14) IS SENIOR QUARTERBACK AARON CANTWELL OF THE MOMENCE REDSKINS.

THE AREA'S TOP PASSER FOR THE STATE RANKED 5-0 REDSKINS, AARON HAD BACK-TO-BACK GREAT GAMES: THIS PAST FRIDAY, HE WAS 16 OF 25 PASSING FOR 286 YARDS & 3 TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN A 41-6 WIN AT WATSEKA. BUT ON FRI. SEPT. 19, IN A 49-13 HOME WIN OVER DWIGHT, AARON DID EVEN BETTER: 395 PASSING YARDS & 6 TOUCHDOWN PASSES—BOTH OF THOSE SINGLE-GAME RECORDS FOR MOMENCE. HE ALSO NOW HAS MOMENCE'S ALL TIME RECORD FOR CAREER TOUCHDOWNS.

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HS Football 9/19-20; Marquez Player of Week

Saturday, September 20
High School Football

Central 30, Oakland (Tri-County) 14

Friday, September 19
High school Football

Bishop McNamara 27, St. Laurence 21
Bradley-Bourbonnais 52, Thornton 13
Coal City 22, Plano 13
Crete-Monee 36, Kankakee 22
Herscher 47, Seneca 7
Manteno 32, Streator 23
MCP 59, Westville 0
Momence 49, Dwight 13
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 31, Watseka 12
Peotone 34, Sandwich 14
Tremont 7, Iroquois West 0
Wilmington 34, Reed-Custer 7
W. Central 52, S. Newton 14
Wheeler 59, N. Newton 7
Lafayette Central Catholic 56, Benton Central 0
Winamac 63, Tri-County 7

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9/20/14) IS SENIOR JACOB MARQUEZ OF THE MILFORD-CISSNA PARK BEARCATS.  A KEY LEADER IN MCP'S 4-0 START, JACOB HAD A FINE NIGHT AT HOME AS HIS CLUB OVERWHELMED WESTVILLE 59-0.  HE HAD 370 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS (3 rushes for 181 yards + 7/8 passing for 189 yards for 3 TDs, and no interceptions.)

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9/12 HS Football; Toberman Player of Week

Friday, September 12

High school Football

Bishop McNamara 40, Leo 12
Lincoln-Way Central 28, Bradley-Bourbonnais 21
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 27, Iroquois West 0
MCP 42, Salt Fork 0
Central 21, Monticello 14
Kankakee 36, Ottawa 16
Coal City 13, Peotone 0
Manteno 12, Plano 7
Momence 27, Sangamon Valley 0
Seneca 14, Reed-Custer 12
Watseka 14, Dwight 7
Herscher 36, Westmont 20
Wilmington 34, Lisle 3
Winamac 47, S Newton 7
Calumet 41, N Newton 13
W Lafayette 72, Benton Central 28

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9-13-14) IS SENIOR BEN TOBERMAN OF THE CENTRAL COMETS.

A KEY VERSATILE PLAYER IN CENTRAL'S SEMI-STATE RUN IN 2012, AND THEIR 9-0 REGULAR SEASON LAST YEAR, BEN WAS A WORKHORSE FRIDAY NIGHT, LEADING HIS COMETS TO A MUCH-NEEDED WIN, A 21-14 UPSET AT HOME OVER HEAVILY FAVORED MONTICELLO, CARRYING THE BALL 44 TIMES (A CENTRAL RECORD) FOR 206 YARDS RUSHING, AND 2 TD RUNS OF 6 YARDS EACH.