Normal West Wildcats dismantle Champaign Central in week one of high school football

Week 1 of High School Football is back on WJBC as Normal West defeated Champaign Central 42-0. (Photo Courtesy of Blake Haas)

By Jake Fogal

BLOOMINGTON-The High School Football Extravaganza on WJBC, sponsored by CEFCU, not a bank, better, featured the Normal Community West Wildcats blanking Champaign Central 42-0.

Wildcats Jayden Mangruem led the way with 68 yards through the air, also tallying 3 passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.

The defense stifled the Champaign Central Maroons all night long, holding the offense under 50 yards, while also forcing two fumbles.

Other final scores throughout the WJBC listening area:

Bloomington 38-26 Peoria (Richwoods)

Central Catholic 33-6 Pontiac

University High 42-6 Springfield (Lanphier)

O’Fallon High 23-17 Normal Community Ironmen

Lincoln 28-0 Clinton

Lexington-Ridgeview 21-8 Deer-Creek Mackinaw

Tri-Valley 42-7 Arthur-Lovington-Atwood

Prairie Central 34-12 Tolono Unity

Central A&M 35-6 LeRoy

Olympia 60-6 Riverton

Week one of the High School Football Extravaganza is sponsored by CEFCU, not a bank, better.

Tune back in to WJBC next Friday as Normal Community West goes on the road to battle intercity rival Bloomington.

Jake Fogal can be reached at Jacob.Fogal@Cumulus.com.

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