Football

PBL football players named to academic all-state team

PAXTON -- Jaxson Coplea, Brandon Scott and Keegan Lantz of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School football team were named to the Illinois HIgh School Football Coaches Association's Class 3A All-State Academic Team for the 2017 season.
 
To qualify for the team, a player must meet the following requirements:
 
-- Be a member of a varsity team

All-HOIC football team revealed

ALL-HEART OF ILLINOIS CONFERENCE TEAMS
First-team offense
Quarterback -- Cam Grandy*, Fieldcrest; Jake Bachman, Eureka.
Running backs -- Mitch McNutt*, GCMS; Zach Woodring*, Tri-Valley; Ryne Faulk, El Paso-Gridley.
Offensive line -- Hunter Mull*, Deer Creek-Mackinaw; Alex Rosenbaum*, GCMS; Cameron Elam*, Tri-Valley; Cod

2017 All-SVC football team revealed

ALL-SANGAMON VALLEY CONFERENCE TEAMS
FIRST TEAM
Quarterbacks -- Brendan Fletcher, Watseka; Kobey Mazur, Momence.
Running backs -- Kollin Krumwiede, Clifton Central; Logan Graham, Dwight; Justin McTaggart, Watseka.
Wide receivers -- Lamar Lillard, Momence; Mason Ecker, PBL; Blake Castonguay, Watseka.
Tight ends

GCMS football final season stat leaders

GCMS FOOTBALL SEASON STAT LEADERS
RUSHING
Name Car.-yds-TDs.
Mitch McNutt 190-1,693-32
Jared Trantina 133-962-15
Brooks Schmitt 29-314-5<

So-called experts' final records for 2017 season

CHAMPAIGN -- Andrew Rosten of the Ford County Record and Tom Meents of Maximum Destruction finished the 2017 so-called experts' football season in a tie.
 
Both Rosten and Meents had records of 103-35, as did Zack Carpenter of the Rantoul Press.
 
Scott Richey of The News-Gazette won the contest with a record of 113-25 while Matt Daniels, also

Football players help GCMS boys basketball team defeat Prairie Central, Tri-Point in Thanksgiving Tournament

GIBSON CITY -- Lane Short, Nathan Garard, Ben Freehill, Mitch McNutt, Josh Bleich, Ryland Holt and Bryce Barnes, you have just won the IHSA Class 2A state championship.
 
What are you going to do next?
 
Anyone expecting the answer to that question to involve an immediate trip to Disney World would be mistaken.
 
Inste

'The call has been answered': A few excerpts from the GCMS football team's state championship victory rally

GCMS head coach Mike Allen
"Looking up into the stands and seeing our crowd, it was amazing. It was truly a blessing to see how many people followed us out there and cheered us on. These guys have worked very hard. Our cheerleaders are phenomenal. Most of the time, they practice longer than we do.

GCMS football victory rally

Here are some of the sights from Saturday's GCMS football victory rally held at GCMS High School's football field ...


GCMS football victory parade

Here are some of the sights from a victory parade held Friday on Sangamon Avenue in Gibson City after the GCMS football team won the IHSA Class 2A state championship ...


GCMS football vs. Maroa-Forsyth

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's IHSA Class 2A state championship game in DeKalb ...


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