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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.

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HS Football 9/5-6; Reasnover Player of Week

High school Football Friday Sept. 5

Plainfield North 33, Bishop McNamara 6
Bradley-Bourbonnais 30, Kankakee 0
Manteno 25, Reed-Custer 6
Momence 48, Chicago Senn 8
Herscher 13, Peotone 7
Wilmington 26, Coal City 7

High school Football games postponed Sept. 5 due to weather, and resumed Sept. 6

Dwight 42, Hoopeston 8
Milford-Cissna Park 49, Iroquois West 6
St. Joseph-Ogden 45, Central 8
Tri-Valley 48, Watseka 7
North Newton 27, River Forest 6
Pioneer 56, South Newton 6
Tipton 24, Benton Central 13
W. Central 38, Tri-County 0
PBL 21, Bismarck-Henning 20 OT

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9-6-14) IS SENIOR LEANTHONY REASNOVER OF THE MOMENCE REDSKINS.

LEANTHONY HAS PROVIDED LOTS OF EXCITEMENT FOR THE STATE-RANKED REDSKINS IN 2 GAMES THUS FAR. IN A 60-22 HOME WIN OVER DEER-CREEK MACKINAW, HE COLLECTED 306 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS, WITH 3 TOUCHDOWN RUNS, 1 TD CATCH, AND A 96-YARD KICKOFF RETURN FOR A SCORE. THEN LAST FRIDAY AT CHICAGO SENN, HE HELPED LEAD MOMENCE TO A 48-8 WIN, WITH 2 TD RUNS AND A 78-YARD KICKOFF RETURN FOR A SCORE.

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HS Football 8/29-30; Watseka's Davenport Player of Week

Illiana High school Football- Sat. Aug. 30

Bishop McNamara 41, IC Catholic 0
Milford-Cissna Park 56, Moweaqua Central A&M 14
North White 32, Tri-County 14
W. Central 31, Caston 12
Winamac 23, Pioneer 14
Benton Central 34, Seeger 8
Rensselaer Central 65, N. Newton 0
S. Newton 27, Frontier 26

Illiana High school Football-Fri. Aug. 29

Central 15, Prairie Central 13
Coal City 27, Reed-Custer 13
Bradley-Bourbonnais 24, De La Salle 14
Momence 60, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 22
Seneca 14, Dwight 7,
Manteno 32, Herscher 14
Eureka 39, Iroquois West 14
Kankakee 38, Danville 16
Lisle 33, Peotone 21
Wilmington 39, Sandwich 17
Watseka 26, Salt Fork 21

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA AND CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 8-30-14) IS JUNIOR QUARTERBACK COLE DAVENPORT OF THE WATSEKA WARRIORS.

DAVENPORT CAME THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH FOR WATSEKA ON FRIDAY NIGHT'S SEASON OPENER IN CATLIN. WITH WATSEKA TRAILING EARLY IN THE 4TH, 21-7, TO THE SALT FORK STORM, HE THREW A 24 YARD TD PASS TO PULL WATSEKA WITHIN 21-14, AND THEN AT THE 47 SECOND MARK, HE TOSSED A 7-YARD TD PASS TO PUT WATSEKA AHEAD 26-21, AND THE WARRIORS WOULD HOLD ON FOR A THRILLING UPSET WIN. DAVENPORT FINISHED THE GAME WITH 150 ALL PURPOSE YARDS, 128 IN THE AIR, 22 ON THE GROUND.