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|Churchill & Lombard Renew Gridiron Rivalry Tuesday
|The 7th and 8th grade football teams from Lombard Middle School and Churchill Junior High square off at Van Dyke Field Monday for city braggin' rights.
Both of the 7th grade teams enter their game with three wins each. The Blue Streaks, coached by Scott Rasso, are 3-1 after beating the Alleman Junior Pioneers 44-6 last Tuesday in Galesburg. Churchill won its first two games of the season against Moline John Deere and Macomb by combined scores of 84-28 before suffering its only loss against Rock Island Washington at home on September 29th.
Lombard's 7th grade team is 3-2. Mike Wright's Zephyrs won 12-0 at United last Thursday to snap a two-game losing skid. Lombard was shut out in those two losses: 14-0 at Kewanee and 14-0 at Rock Island Washington.
The 7th grade game kicks off at 4:00 Monday afternoon. The 8th grade game follows at 6:00.
Churchill won last year's 7th grade game against Lombard 42-14 to snap a long losing streak against the Zephyrs and finish with a 2-6 record. Lombard beat Churchill in the 8th grade game 44-12 to conclude the season with a 6-3 mark.