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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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9/6-7 HS football; Laubscher Player of Week

Milford-Cissna Park 20, Iroquois West 7 – (MCP) Devon Laubscher 15 carries/110 yards, 2 TD runs. Jacob Marquez 12/91 rushing. (IW) Logan Anderson 1 TD run

Manteno 28, Reed-Custer 20 – (MAN) Ethan Kaufman 140 yds passing, 2 TD passes. (RC) Mark Harper 18/33, 275 yards passing, 3 TD passes.

Lisle 23, Herscher 14 – (HER) Brendan Powell 108 yards passing, 1 TD run. Blake Patchett 1 TD pass to Dean Johnson. Lisle put the game away with a 30-yard FG with just over three minutes to go.

Seneca 12, Peotone 7 – (PEO) 3 fumbles, 2 INTs. Brandon Wenzel was 7 for 21 with 86 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Jake Rapson led the rushing attack for the Blue Devils (1-1) with 60 yards.

Coal City 42, Dwight 0 – (CC) Brennen Shetina had three touchdowns, two passing and one rushing to lead the Coalers (2-0). Kasey Kaiser had six catches for 89 yards and two for touchdowns.

Momence 41, Chicago Christian 7 – (MOM) Aaron Cantwell 197 yards passing, 3 TD passes, Blake Lawrence 2 TDs, 57 receiving yards. The Momence defense held Chicago Christian to 13 rushing yards on 25 carries.

Paris 14, Watseka 8 – (WAT) Cole Davenport 141 yards passing, 10 completions, 1 TD run. T.J. Maitland 132 yards rushing.

SATURDAY: Central 49, Salem 0 – (CEN) QB J.R. Caspary 9 of 15, 204 yds passing, 3 TD passes. Logan Podowicz 3 INT's, one of them returned 83 yards for a TD. Chris Garcia 1 TD run and 1 TD catch. Noah Frerichs 2 TD catches.

In Indiana: Pioneer 66, S. Newton 28 - Justin Mersch and Sam Kiser each ran for three touchdowns to give Pioneer their first victory of the season. John Dafcik threw touchdown passes to Sam Applegate, Trever Lowe and Skylar Sanders and ran for a score for South Newton (1-2).
Other Indiana scores: Caston 21, Frontier 14.....W. Central 60, Tri-County 8......Winamac 56, N. White 0.....Tipton 65, Benton Central 14.....Calumet 42, N. Newton 35

THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK IN WATSEKA & CLIFTON PLAYER OF THE WEEK (ENDING 9/7/13) IS JUNIOR DEVON LAUBSCHER OF THE MILFORD-CISSNA PARK BEARCATS. HE HAS PLAYED A BIG PART IN MCP'S 2-0 START, OPENING THE SEASON WITH 90 YARDS RUSHING AND 2 TD RUNS IN A SEASON-OPENING WIN AT OAKLAND. THEN ON FRIDAY, HE DISPLAYED BLAZING SPEED, RUSHING FOR 110 YARDS ON 15 CARRIES, AND TD RUNS OF 1 AND 43 YARDS IN A HOME WIN OVER IROQUOIS WEST.