Week 3 prep football: Wildcats, Raiders, Ironmen post wins

Normal West coach Nathan Fincham meets with the Wildcats after their 29-7 win over Danville. (Neil Doyle/WJBC)

By Greg Halbleib

Normal Community remains the only undefeated Intercity team after Week 3 of the high school football season.

Normal Community 40, Urbana 0: NCHS (3-0) forced four turnovers and held Urbana (0-3) to less than 100 yards offense, none through the air. Jake Hileman led the Ironmen with 120 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns.

Normal West 29, Danville 7: West (2-1) received 237 yards through the air on 19-of-27 passing with three touchdowns from Carson Camp with 10 catches and two scores by Cole Hernandez in his 151-yard reception night. Danville falls to 1-2.

Bloomington 28, Peoria Manual 8: Walker Burns rushed 10 times for 98 yards and a touchdown to lead Bloomington (2-1) to the victory over the Rams (0-3) in Peoria.

St. Joseph-Ogden 18, Central Catholic 7: The Saints (0-3) got a late score but the host Spartans (3-0) controlled the scoreboard in the Illini Prairie Conference game at St. Joseph. Central Catholic’s Jonathan Naour completed 13-of-31 passes for 116 yards, 42 of which were collected by Hayden Pirtz on three catches.

Decatur MacArthur 30, U-High 7: Quarterback Deyon Jackson rushed for 185 yards and threw for 55 more to lead MacArthur (2-1) to the victory over the visiting Pioneers. Spencer Parker rushed for 86 yards to lead U-High (0-3).

Week 3 high school football scoreboard:

Big Twelve:
Normal West 29, Danville 7
Bloomington 28, Peoria Manual 8
Normal Community 40, Urbana 0
Peoria Notre Dame 63, Champaign Central 47
Champaign Centennial at Peoria Richwoods, Sat. 1 p.m.
Illini Prairie:
St. Joseph-Ogden 18, Central Catholic 7
Olympia 27, Rantoul 7
Illinois Valley Central 27, Pontiac 8
Tolono Unity 22, Prairie Central 0
Monticello 51, St. Thomas More 19
Central State Eight:
Decatur MacArthur 30, U-High 7
Springfield Southeast 78, Decatur Eisenhower 37
Rochester 71, Jacksonville 31
Chatham Glenwood 49, Springfield 20
Sacred Heart-Griffin 49, Lanphier 0
Central Illinois:
Clinton 48, Shelbyville 14
Taylorville 19, Lincoln 17
Lincoln Prairie:
Oakland 48, Blue Ridge 12
Sangamon Valley:
Seneca 28, Dwight 6
El Paso-Gridley 32, Ridgeview-Lexington 0
Fisher 29, Tri-Valley 23
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 34, Heyworth 7
LeRoy 7, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 6
Fieldcrest 42, Tremont 7
Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 54, Illinois School for the Deaf 20

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


WJBC Voices: Irish chutzpah

By David Stanczak Many years ago, a friend of mine explained by way of example, the meaning of the term “chutzpah.”  He said it’s like a kid who killed his parents asking the court for clemency on the ground that he’s an orphan.  While the term is Jewish, and incredibly colorful, it’s an equal opportunity…

WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…