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|Sports Roundup - 11/8/9
|High School Football Playoffs - Round Two
United (10-1) scored a late touchdown to beat Heyworth (7-4) 28-27
South Fulton (8-3) defeated Greenfield-Northwestern (7-4) 16-6
Knoxville (8-3) was victimized by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter in a 21-18 loss against Orion (10-1)
Annawan-Wethersfield (10-1) beat Amboy (9-2) 33-21
Illini West (11-0) cruised past Monticello (8-3) 62-26
Geneseo (9-2) stopped Kankakee McNamara (6-5) 26-24
Peoria Richwoods (10-1) scored 15 points in the third quarter and defeated Marion (9-2) 23-14
Monmouth College led just 7-0 in the half but exploded in the second half and beat Knox College 42-0 in the annual Bronze Turkey game at Knox.
The Fighting Scots end the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record for the second straight year. The Prairie Fire finish the season with a 1-8 record.
Monmouth Quarterback Alex Tanney completed 36-of-50 passes for 451 yards and six touchdowns. Matt Shepherd had 141 yards receiving and three touchdowns and Mike Blodgett had 106 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Monmouth had 700 total yards of offense to Knox College's 199. The Scots have now beaten Knox 11 straight times in the series.
Illinois (3-6, 2-5) jumped out to a 28-7 first half lead then held on in the second half to beat Minnesota (5-5, 3-4) 35-32 for the Fighting Illini's second straight victory
Dan Persa threw a touchdown pass and Marshall Thomas recovered a fumble for another touchdown as Northwestern (6-4, 3-3) snapped No. 8 Iowa's 13-game winning streak with a 17-10 victory for its first win over a ranked team in five years.
Iowa (9-1, 5-1) lost quarterback Ricky Stanzi gave way to an apparent ankle injury early in the second quarter and freshman James Vandenberg was just 9 of 27 for 82 yards in the backup role.
Illinois State beat Western Illinois 25-7
Southern Illinois dropped North Dakota State 34-15
Men's College Basketball
Carl Sandburg lost at Vincennes University 91-82 in overtime.
Sandburg led 40-33 at the half and the game was tied at 76-76 at the end of regulation.
CSC (1-2) was led in scoring by Patrick Lewis with 18 points. The Chargers' home opener is Tuesday night against Spoon River College at 7:30 after the CSC/Spoon River College women's game at 5:30.
The Chicago Bulls used a 16-0 second-half run to turn a nine-point deficit into a seven-point lead and went on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 93-90. John Salmons had 27 points for the Bulls and Joakim Noah poured in a career-high 21, along with 16 rebounds.
The Chicago Bears secondary gets a major test Sunday as the Arizona Cardinals come into Soldier Field. The Bears have to stop the passing duo of Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald. Chicago is in a tough stretch - with Philadelphia, Green Bay, Baltimore and Minnesota ahead after Sunday. The kickoff is at 12 p-m.
High School Cross Country - IHSA State Meet
Galesburg High School's boys cross country team finished eighth in the 20-team field in Peoria. Belvidere North won the title. The GHS boys were paced by senior Luke Junk's 24th place finish. He was the Streaks' only medalist.
Galesburg High School freshman Stephanie Saey placed seventh overall in the Class 2A state cross country meet at Detweiller Park. Saey completed the three-mile course in 18:07 to score a medal and lead the GHS girls in their first-ever team trip to the state meet. The Streaks placed 16th in the 21-team field. Springfield won the team title.
Canton finished second overall and Elmwood seventh in the boys Class 1A state meet. Individually, Farmington's Chase Coffey finished 8th with a time of 15:25.
Elmwood finished third in the girls Class 1A meet.
High School Girls Swimming and Diving
Galesburg High School's varsity girls swimming and diving team earned their third straight Western Big Six title yesterday at Rock Island. The Streaks won seven events, which set a new conference meet record.