Normal West claims Chili Bowl after blanking Ironmen in Week 3

Normal West celebrating it’s victory over Normal Community in the 28 edition of the Chili Bowl. (Photo Courtesy of WJBC’s Eric Lapan)

By Jake Fogal

BLOOMINGTON – The Normal West Wildcats defense has shutout another offense this season, as West pulled off a 21-4 win over Normal Community.

West went up early with a 49 yard touchdown pass from Jayden Mangruem to Matthew Marsaglia. Mangruem threw a second touchdown to Marsaglia late in the first to give the Wildcats an early 14-0 advantage.

The Ironmen counted on running back Gavin Camp to deliver a 5 yard touchdown to put the Wildcats up three scores ahead of halftime.

Normal Community capitalized on good special teams, as two kicks deep inside the Wildcat’s 10 yard line forced two safeties on the night.

Stats from the Chili Bowl featured Mangruem completing 8/16 for112 yards, and 2 TD’s It was a good night in the running back corps for the Wildcats as Camp picked up 86 yards on 7 carries and a touchdown. And it was a two touchdown night for Marsaglia, as the senior had 4 catches for 90 yards.

On the Ironmen’s side, quarterback Brady Augstin had 108 yards through the air. Diavion Smith added 38 yards on the ground. Senior Cameron Thierry led Community in receiving yards with 58, while Mar’Quan Gary and Dexter Niekamp added 3 catches.

Other final scores throughout Central Illinois:

Bloomington 18-12 Peoria Notre Dame

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 28-25 Central Catholic

Chatam Glenwood 70-28 U-High

LeRoy 20-16 Tremont

El-Paso Gridley 14-13 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley

Pontiac 50-14 Rantoul

Prairie Central 55-28 St. Joseph-Ogden

Ridgeview/Lexington 21-16 Tri-Valley

Jersey 26-14 Lincoln

Athens 22-8 Olympia

Shelbyville 40-10 Clinton

Marquette 28-0 Dee-Mack

Eureka 59-0 Heyworth

Week three the High School Football Extravaganza is sponsored by CEFCU.

Tune in for Week 4 action as Central Catholic hosts Monticello in Illini Prairie Conference action on AM 1230 FM 102.1 WJBC.

Jake Fogal can be reached at [email protected].


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