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OAKWOOD — Had it been a basketball game, some would have called Blake Vinson’s performance against Clinton “Jordanesque.” But the linebacker for the Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac Comets would prefer “Urlacheresque” or “Butkusesque.”
TAYLORVILLE — Just 15 seconds into Friday night’s game, the Rantoul Eagles (0-3) were already looking up at the Taylorville Tornadoes (3-0) on the scoreboard.
After Taylorville quarterback Tanner Champley hit Michael Buckles for a 56-yard touchdown reception, the collective shoulders of the Rantoul sideline seemed to slump.
MINONK — Losing weapons on offense and defense while going up against a state-ranked 2A football is not a recipe for a victory, and Fisher (1-2) found that out Friday night as the Bunnies went on the road to take on Fieldcrest (3-0).
RANTOUL — The Rantoul Eagles may have been shutout in Thursday’s 4-0 home soccer loss to Monticello, but head coach Steven Lowe was encouraged by what he saw from his players.
DANVILLE — The Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac Comets (1-2) got their first victory of the season is a blowout win against Hoopeston Area/Schlarman Academy (0-3) on Friday night on the road.
The “thunder and lighting” combination of Tate Guthrie and Parker Lee helped OAP to a 40-6 win after tough losses to Carrollton and Clinton.
A couple of weeks ago, I was part of what had to be the strangest interview of my career — and it will likely go down as one of the best moments of my career as well.
Women’s volleyball league
Fisher boys baseball regional tournament
4 p.m. — Rantoul Township/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys varsity golf v. Mattoon and Champaign Central at Savoy Golf Course
4 p.m. — Fisher boys varsity golf at Blue Ridge Invitational at Woodlawn Golf Course
4:15 p.m. — Rantoul Township girls varsity tennis v. Pontiac at Wabash Park
The Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac Comets got their first win of the season on Friday night after walking away with a decisive 40-6 victory against Hoopeston/Schlarman on the road.
In other action, the Bunnies of Fisher High School fell 55-0 to state title contender Fieldcrest on Friday.
Look for more indepth coverage on Tuesday and in Wednesday's Rantoul Press.
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes carved a path of destruction through the Rantoul Eagles Friday night at home as they went on to a 62-14 victory.
Taylorville stepped on the gas early to go up 7-0 after quarterback Tanner Champley hit wide receiver Michael Buckles over the top for a 56-yard touchdown just 15 seconds into the game.