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Cissna Park high school has reached the Elite 8 in boys basketball

Cissna Park high school has reached the Elite 8 inboys basketball.

Coach Kevin Long’s long-talked-about defensive game was emphasized in detail Friday.The defense stepped it up in a championship matchup with Arthur-Lovington and the Timberwolves are howling among the 1A best in Illinois.
Behind a great defensive effort, Long's Timberwolves defeated the Knights of Arthur-Lovington 46-31 in the Class 1A Schlarman Sectional to move to the Elite Eight.

WGFA Radio featured the game on 94.1 FM.

Cole Hasselbring’s 21 points led the T’wolves to their first Elite Eight berth in seven years.

Cissna Park now meets Illini Central in the Illinois State Super-Sectional at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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Watseka QB DePatis Player of Week

The First Trust and Savings Bank in Watseka and Clifton Player of the Week (ending 9/15/12) is SENIOR DAULTON DEPATIS OF THE WATSEKA WARRIORS.

In a battle of previously undefeated clubs, the Watseka Warriors improved to 4-0, beating PBL 21-19 in a thrilling home opener at Blake Field.  QB Daulton DePatis played a key role, passing for 69 yards, while also rushing for 107 yards on just 12 carries, including 2 TD runs (33 and 2 yards).

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IL/IN HS Football 9/7-8

Watseka goes to 3-0 with a hard-fought 24-21 win at St. Thomas More.    Austin Blair rushing for 191 yards, and his 2ndstraight 4-TD game.

The Central Comets also go to 3-0, taming the Paris Tigers 49-7.  The Comets defense limited Paris to only 40 yards of offense, preying on 4 Paris turnovers.  Logan Gigl 154 yards rushing and a TD, Noah Frerichs with 2 TD runs.  Derrick Graham with several tackles, along with an interception and a blocked punt.

Peotone goes to 3-0, beating Herscher 34-13.  QB Jace Cowger rushed for 2 TDs, Danny Beresky with 93 yards rushing and a TD.

Coal City also is 3-0 after a dramatic 9-6 win over Manteno.  After missing an earlier PAT, the Coalers Lane Cowherd drilled a 22-yard FG with 6 seconds left for the victory.

PBL over Iroquois West 22-6.  Henry Gerritson a 5-yard TD run for the only Raider score.  Panther TDs from Weston Weber, Josh Hopkins, and Drew Schrodt, as PBL goes to 3-0.

Also Friday, Thornton over Bradley-Bourbonnais 18-7.  Reed-Custer shut out Dwight 26-0.  Mark Harper with 2 TD passes and a TD run.  Wilmington over Westmont 41-0.  Chris Tworek with 2 TDs, Mike Wolfe with 1, as the 2 Wildcats combined for 235 yards rushing.  And Brother Rice 30, Bishop McNamara 25.  Jonnie Evans 105 yards rushing, Dalton Major with 2 short TD runs.

In Indiana, Winamac beat S. Newton 42-20.  Tri-County 24, Frontier 6.  Pioneer 20, Caston 6.  And West Central beat North White 48-0 to go to 4-0.  Michael Hamilton with 162 yards rushing and 3 scores. 

Some Friday games had to be postponed to Saturday due to severe weather.  Among those were West Lafayette beating Benton Central 28-21 in Indiana.  Back in Illinois, Kankakee took out Solario Academy 42-0.  Bismarck-Henning all over Milford-Cissna Park 41-6, Jake Rogers 2 yd TD run the only Bearcat score.  And Momence lost at St. Joseph-Ogden 34-6, DeAndre Wright limited to 101 yards and a 4 yard TD run.

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Watseka's Blair Player of the Week

The First Trust and Savings Bank in Watseka and Clifton Player of the Week for the week ending 9/8/12 is SENIOR AUSTIN BLAIR OF THE WATSEKA WARRIORS.

One of the area's leading rushers and scorers, Austin has been a key leader in Watseka's 3-0 start, all the wins coming on the road.  He began the year with 200 yards rushing and 2 TDs at Robinson...then in game 2 at Paris, he ran for another 4 TDs...then in a hard-fought win at St. Thomas More on 9/7, Austin rushed for 191 yards and 3 TDs on 29 carries, and also caught an 11 yard TD pass, making that back-to-back 4-touchdown games.

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IL/IN HS Football 8/31/12

Many shutouts and lopsided wins in week 2 of Illinois high school football, we start with Bishop McNamara shutting out St. Ignatius 47-0.  Jonnie Evans and Dalton Major combined for 364 yards rushing and 6 TDs.

Bradley-Bourbonnais shut down Kankakee 35-0.  Colin Holderman with 149 yards passing and 2 TD passes, while Jarrod Ware had 2 TD runs.

The Momence Redskins, ranked #4 in the AP Class 2A poll, wiped out Chicago Christian 56-12.  DeAndre Wright scored 5 TDs, and had 316 rushing yards, giving him the Momence and area career rushing mark with 4,630 yards.

Jason Morgan had 4 TDs to lead Manteno to a 41-14 win over Reed Custer.  Peotone got by Seneca 27-20.  Joey Janutis had 2 TDs, one on a kickoff return.  While Danny Beresky also had 2 TDs, one of them on a pick-6. 

Iroquois West goes to 2-0, shutting out Blue Ridge 38-0.  Henry Gerritson rushing for 134 yards, and 2 TDs, one on a 73-yard kickoff return for a score.

Watseka wiped out Paris 49-21.  Daulton DePatis 130 yards rushing and 1 TD, Tanner Martin had a pick-6, and Austin Blair added 65 yards rushing and 4 TDs of his own.

Milford all over Broadlands Heritage 55-6 to go to 2-0.  The Bearcats’ Josh Marquez rushed for 162 yards, and 2 TDs.  QB Jacob Marquez threw for 127 yards, and 3 TD passes.  Also 3 TD runs by Devon Laubscher.

Elsewhere, Wilmington shut out Sandwich 27-0.  Coal City shut out Dwight 41-0.  And Lisle beat Herscher 27-17. 

Central wiped out Salem 55-0 in a lightning-shortened game from 9/1/12. 
J.R. Caspary threw 3 TD passes, Logal Gigl rushed for 135 yards and 2 scores.

As for Indiana Week 3, it was Class A #6 ranked Pioneer all over S. Newton 62-3.  Fountain Central all over Riverton Parke 65-6, Michael Duane with 3 TDs and a safety.  Tipton over Benton Central 47-7. West Central over Tri-County 61-6. Winamac 42, North White 32.  Caston 41, Frontier 6.  And  North Newton easily over Calumet 48-13, Chad Schultz rushed 20 times for 246 yards and 5 TDs.   

Join us Friday Sept. 7 for more Dralle's High School Football.  Our feature game will be Watseka @ St. Thomas More, with phone updates from Paris @ Central.  Here on 94.1FM, WGFA.