Football districting proposal approved by IHSA

BLOOMINGTON — Illinois High School Association member schools approved 11 amendment proposals in the annual by-law referendum that ended Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2018, including a proposal to implement a district scheduling system for football starting with the 2021 season. The online ballots were tabulated and certified in the IHSA office on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Athlete of the Week: RTHS Marching Band

For the week of Nov. 18, Rantoul Township High School awarded the members of the Eagles’ marching band as the Athlete of the Week. “Under the direction of Mr. Matt Chesner, the band is the backbone of school spirit,” Rantoul athletic director Travis Flesner said. “They not only perform at the football and basketball games, but also at competitions and concerts throughout the year."

2018 Rantoul Press Football Awards

Most Valuable Player

Angelo Brown

Fall Sports Year-in-Review: Looking back at the highs and lows of the fall prep sports scene

Looking back at the highs and lows of the fall prep sports scene

Rantoul football


Class 1A Playoffs Second Round: No. 8 Fisher at No. 1 Argenta-Oreana

Despite trailing 28-7 at halftime, the Fisher football team battled back to pull within a 36-23 deficit in the third quarter. But it was not enough to advance the Bunnies to the quarterfinals for the second time in program history, as they fell to Argenta-Oreana 44-23 on Saturday. 

Too little, too late: Comeback falls short; Fisher’s season ends in second round of 1A playoffs

ARGENTA — Eyes beet red. Tears streaming down faces. Cheeks puffy. Heads shaking.

As they walked off the field for the final time after a historic season, emotion pounded every member of the Fisher football team following a 44-23 loss to Argenta-Oreana in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.

Playoff Preview: No. 8 Fisher at No. 1 Argenta-Oreana

FISHER — For the third consecutive postseason game, Fisher football will be tasked with stopping a pass-happy spread offensive attack.

The No. 8 seed Bunnies (8-2) will make the short 40-minute trip to Argenta-Oreana to square off with the No. 1 seed Bombers (10-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Class 1A second-round playoff matchup.

Breaking down the process: Behind the scenes of Fisher football's first playoff win in 13 years

Six days to prepare for an unfamiliar opponent. Hours of breaking down film. Even more time spent on the practice field. It all added up to the biggest moment in more than a decade for Fisher football. Behind the scenes of the Bunnies’ first playoff win in 13 years, a first-round victory over Cumberland. 

Saturday, Oct. 20

Bunnies defeat Cumberland to capture first playoff win since 2005

FISHER — The drought is over.

Fisher football, hosting a playoff game for the first time since 2008, captured its first postseason victory in 13 years with a 48-15 dismantling of Cumberland on Saturday at Kellar Field.

Playoff Preview: No. 8 Fisher vs. No. 9 Cumberland

FISHER — It may not be a game featuring a matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, but expect plenty of fireworks during Saturday’s Class 1A first-round playoff bout between Fisher and Cumberland.

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