Weekend scoreboard, schedule

Scoreboards are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan

FRIDAY:

High School Football Playoffs, First Round:
Class 7A–Normal Community 36, Burbank Reavis 14 (NCHS plays Chicago Phillips Sat. 11/9 3 p.m. at Gately Stadium)
Class 6A–Peoria 78, Palos Heights Shepard 58
Class 2A–Fieldcrest 20, West Carroll 8
Class 4A–Prairie Central 35, Olney Richland County 14

Women’s College Volleyball:
Bradley def. Illinois State 25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 17-25, 15-10

Women’s College Soccer:
Illinois State 1, Drake 0

Women’s College Basketball (exhibition):
Eastern Illinois 83, Illinois Wesleyan 50

SATURDAY:

College Football:
Northern Iowa 27, Illinois State 10
Illinois Wesleyan 40, Millikin 12
Eureka 50, Lakeland 49
Illinois 38, Rutgers 10

Men’s College Soccer:
Elmhurst 0, Illinois Wesleyan 0

Women’s College Soccer:
Illinois Wesleyan 3, Elmhurst 0

High School First Round Playoff Football:
Class 1A—
Fisher 26, Toledo Cumberland 14
Class 2A–
Watseka 19, Tremont 8
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 48, Rushville-Industry 0
Class 3A–
Eureka 58, Chicago Dunbar 8
Williamsville 54, St. Joseph-Ogden 26
DuQuoin 28, Monticello 25
Class 4A–
Illinois Valley Central 31, Taylorville 22
Tolono Unity 42, Clinton 14
Class 5A–
Kankakee 30, Peoria Notre Dame 23
Mt. Zion 31, Decatur MacArthur 30 (OT)
Rochester 68, LaSalle-Peru 26
Sacred Heart-Griffin 43, Morris 35
Class 6A–
New Lenox Providence Catholic 19,Normal West 14
Chatham Glenwood 56, Danville 20
Lemont 52, Springfield 14
Eight-Man–
Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 54, Westminster Christian 22

SUNDAY:

LIVE ON WJBC-AM 1230:
NFL–Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers, 11:30 a.m.; New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens, 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY:

LIVE ON WJBC-AM 1230:
NFL–Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 6:30 p.m.

Women’s College Volleyball:
Illinois State at Indiana State, 4:30 p.m.

Girls High School Volleyball:
Class 1A Sectional Semifinal at Milford–Blue Ridge vs. Crete Illinois Lutheran, 6:30 p.m.
Class 2A Sectional Semifinal at Pleasant Plains–Tri-Valley vs. Macomb, 6:30 p.m.
Class 2A Sectional Semifinal at Spring Valley Hall–Orion vs. Deer Creek-Mackinaw, 5:30 p.m.; El Paso-Gridley vs. Port Byron Riverdale, 6:30 p.m.
Class 3A Sectional Semifinal at Mahomet-Seymour–U-High vs. Mahomet-Seymour, 6:30 p.m.
Class 4A Sectional Semifinal at Ottawa–Normal Community vs. Minooka, 7 p.m.

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

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