High school football opens Friday night

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The WJBC Friday Night Extravaganza tracks area action from 6-11 p.m.
(WJBC file photo)

By Greg Halbleib

After weeks of summer camps, school-year workouts and scouting reports, the 2019 high school football season opens Friday night with a nearly full schedule.

The WJBC Friday Night High School Football Extravaganza returns on WJBC-AM 1230 and WJBC.com from 6:05 till 11 p.m. The featured game is Danville at Bloomington with reports every quarter hour from Central Catholic at Pontiac, U-High at Sacred Heart-Griffin, Richwoods at Normal Community and Decatur St. Teresa at Tri-Valley.

Normal West opens Saturday night at 7:00, facing Peoria Notre Dame at Peoria Stadium with play-by-play live on WJBC.com. Click here to listen to the Extravaganza at 6:05 Friday and Normal West at Peoria Notre Dame Saturday at 6:45. 

Central Catholic at Pontiac can be heard on WJEZ-FM 98.9 in Livingston County and online at WJEZ.com. Click here to listen to Central Catholic at Pontiac at 6:50 p.m. Friday. 

Friday’s local high school football schedule:

Big Twelve:
Danville at Bloomington
Richwoods at Normal Community
Illini Prairie:
Central Catholic at Pontiac
Monticello at Olympia
Rantoul at Prairie Central
Central State Eight:
U-High at Sacred Heart-Griffin
Limestone at Lincoln
Clinton at South Fork
Decatur St. Teresa at Tri-Valley
Dwight at Ottawa Marquette
Heyworth at El Paso-Gridley
LeRoy at Eureka
Deer Creek-Mackinaw at Tremont
Martinsville at Blue Ridge
Fieldcrest at Reed-Custer
Paxton-Buckley-Loda at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley
Rockford Christian at Ridgeview-Lexington (at Colfax)

Saturday’s local high school football schedule:

Big Twelve:
Normal West at Peoria Notre Dame, 7 p.m. (live WJBC.com 6:45)
Flanagan-Cornell at Elgin Westminster Christian

Sports Director Greg Halbleib can be reached at greg@wjbc.com. 


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