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I think it’s safe to say that some in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda community might have been shocked to see what their football team will face in the IHSA Class 3A playoffs.
Trent Wooten – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had two sacks for Knox College in a 28-24 loss Saturday to Cornell College.
Jordan Anderson – The 2015 PBL graduate had four tackles for Knox College’s football team last Saturday.
IHSA CLASS 2A
Game 1 – No. 16 Clifton Central (5-4) at No. 1 Sterling Newman Central Catholic (9-0)
Game 2 – No. 9 Peru St. Bede (6-3) at No. 8 Westchester St. Joseph (7-2)
Game 3 – No. 13 Orion (6-3) at No. 4 Deer Creek-Mackinaw (8-1)
PAXTON – The following is what senior Cole Eshleman said is his philosophy toward the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School football program: “Leave it better than you found it.”
FORREST – In the opening round of the Twin County Conference Tournament on Saturday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade girls basketball team won 32-12 over Clifton J.L. Nash.
“Today was a great team win,” PBL eighth-grade coach Lynn Rubarts said. “We finally got back to our winning ways and I was so glad to see the confidence back in their eyes.”
TUSCOLA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team finished fourth at Saturday IHSA Class 1A Tuscola Regional while the girls finished fifth.
According to head coach Dustin Franckey, the PBL boys and girls combined to post eight lifetime personal records.
GIBSON CITY — Senior Night was extra special for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley coach Mike Allen, who earned the 100th win of his career and honored senior sons Keegan and Austin during the pregame ceremony.