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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.

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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.