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CLASS 4A: No. 6 Chicago Phillips (8-2) at No. 3 Kewanee (9-1): This afternoon at 1 at KHS Stadium.

First-round recap: While the Wildcats were able to take control in the second half of their…….



CLASS 4A: No. 6 Chicago Phillips (8-2) at No. 3 Kewanee (9-1): This afternoon at 1 at KHS Stadium.

First-round recap: Whereas the Wildcats have been In a place to take administration Inside the second half of their first-round win over Dixon at Gately Stadium, outscoring the Dukes 20-6 Inside the second half To tug away to a 50-26 win, the Boilermakers Needed to wrestle from behind earlier than besting Plano 17-14 on sophoextra Brady Clarks 40-yard area objective as time expired. On the half, Kewanee pathed 14-0.

Highlights: Clarks recreation-worthwhile kick was Arrange by a second-half rally By which senior quarteragain Will Bruno ratingd from a yard out Inside the third quarter, adopted by senior halfagain Keyontiss Pattersons recreation-tying TD with 4:08 left in regulation. Patterson rushed for 87 yards and Bruno threw for 149 yards. … For Phillips, senior RB Daeshawn Hill rushed For 3 TDs and junior QB Tyler Turner threw For two extra scores in the direction of Dixon.

Kewanee coach Brad Swanson: “Theyve athletes All by way of the place, their quarteragain (Turner) has a cannon, their working again (Hill) Is fantastic; theyre Excellent with their expertise guys and have An monumental line. Defensively, they fly to the ball and are quick and bodily.”

Up subsequent: If Kewanee wins, It Might be on the road for subsequent weekends quarterfinals in the direction of the winner between No. 7 Stillman Valley (8-2) and No. 2 Richmond-Burton (10-0).

CLASS 2A: No. 5 Erie-Prophetstown (8-2) at No. 13 Kankakee McNamara (6-4): This afternoon at 2 at Bishop McNamara Highschool.

First-round recap: Opening their first postseason since 2014 at house, the Panthers broke unfastened Inside the second half to prime Clifton Central 56-20 in a recreation By which E-P opened up an early 21-level lead and held a 21-6 halftime edge, solely to see the Comets get as shut as seven and path simply 28-20 earlier than the Panthers ratingd 28 4th-quarter factors To tug away. … Of their 42-14 win at Knoxville final Saturday, the Fightin Irish jumped out to a 14-level lead, then anshave beend a late Blue Bullet touchdown with A third rating to go up 21-6 at halftime earlier than taking administration with a pair of third-quarter TDs.

Highlights: E-P senior quarteragain Kolby Franks continued his stellar play final Saturday, racking up 202 of his 260 complete yards on The underside, dashing for 4 touchdowns and connecting with Corey Barnes Jr. and Connor Sibley For two extra scores. Sibley additionally had a dashing TD and Jase Grunder had a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown. … The Irish had good stability Inside their scoring column, as senior QB Brady Bertrand threw For two touchdowns (each to senior broad receiver Colton Provost) and the sophoextra duo of Tony Phillips and Jaydon Wright every ran for a pair of scores.

E-P coach Jesse Abbott: “I do not assume Ive even talked about (McNamaras) doc to The blokes; That is not indicative of what Sort of group Theyre and the league they play in (the Metro Suburban Conventions Blue Division). Theyre An excellent group, maybe greater than any opponent We have seen. On The identical time, We have careworn that at this level, Everyone seems to be candy, and That options us. Weve made it to the second round, so our guys see that. Well put a recreation plan collectively and put together like We now have every completely different week.”

Up subsequent: If Erie-Prophetstown wins, Itd both journey to face No. 1 …….

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