Football

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 ...


GCMS football claims Class 2A state championship with 38-32 win over Maroa-Forsyth

DEKALB — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley outlasted perennial powerhouse Maroa-Forsyth, 38-32, to bring home its first state championship in school history on Friday afternoon at Huskie Stadium.
 
While it was senior Mitch McNutt who carried the offense (32 carries for 139 yards) for the majority of the contest, the game-winning play came through the air.

IHSA football state championship predictions from the so-called experts

1A: Lena-winslow (13-0) vs. tuscola (13-0), 10 a.m. Friday
2A: Maroa-forsyth (12-1) vs. gcms (13-0), 1 p.m. Friday
3A: Ic catholic (12-1) vs. Pleasant plains (10-3), 4 p.m. Fri.
4A: Morris (11-2) vs. rochester (13-0), 7 p.m. Friday
5A: CHICAGO PHILLIPS (13-0) VS. DUNLAP (13-0), 10 A.M. SAT.
6A: PRAIRIE RIDGE (13-0) VS. NAZARETH (12-1), 1 P.M. SAT.


Ryan's View: For GCMS, defense will be key in championship game

GIBSON CITY — When discussing GCMS football this year, it’s impossible to do so without Mitch McNutt and the Falcons offense highlighting the conversation.


Championship flight: GCMS head coach Mike Allen, Maroa-Forsyth head coach Josh Jostes discuss Class 2A state football matchup

DEKALB — As the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football team has been making its run to the IHSA Class 2A state championship game, the school’s social media pages have used two hashtag phrases in their posts on Facebook and Twitter.


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