Herscher 34, Streator 7
The Tigers picked up their first win of the season, thanks in large part to Camden Berns, who racked up 306 total yards and four total touchdowns. The senior ran for 262 yards and three scores on 37 carries and caught five passes for 44 yards and another touchdown. Blake Holm threw two total touchdowns, one to Berns and one to Travis Jones.
Coal City 34, Lisle 6
Asa Cooper ran wild for 155 yards and three scores to lead the Coalers offensively. Nick Seplak added another 36 rushing yards with a touchdown. Keegan Crater was 3-for-5 passing for 57 yards and a touchdown pass to Cooper.
Friday: Watseka 20, Seneca 14 (OT)
The Warriors (3-0) remain undefeated and still hold the top spot in the Sangamon Valley Conference after a tough test against conference foe Seneca in overtime.
Conner Curry totaled 99 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 attempts to lead Watseka’s offense. Drew Wittenborn completed 15 of his 24 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. Tylor Durflinger had 8½ tackles, including seven solo tackles to lead the defense.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 36, Iroquois West 7
Auston Miller led Iroquois West with 68 rushing yards on 21 attempts. John Ahlden scored the only Raiders touchdown to go along with his 42 rushing yards on eight carries. Trystyn Schacht led the defense with a team-high 11 tackles.
Herscher 1, Manteno 0
The Tigers defense was led by goalkeeper Jace Martin, who had four saves on his way to shutting out the Panthers. Bascom Jackson scored the lone goal to help keep Herscher undefeated in Illinois Central Eight Conference play.
Iroquois West 5, Grace Christian 0
The Raiders’ scoring parade was led by Jimmy Andrade, who scored a team-high two goals. Santiago Andrade dished out two assists with a goal. Tony Espinosa totaled five saves behind the net to help Iroquois West improve to 5-3-1.
Coal City 2, Lisle 0
The Lady Coalers improved to 2-4 with a straight-set victory against Lisle. Macaya Garner had 16 setting assists, four service points with two aces and two kills. Jayda Mills added nine service points with three aces and three kills.
Kankakee 2, Crete-Monee 0
The Kays bounced back from a hard loss to Bradley-Bourbonnais on Wednesday with a huge win against their annual nemesis Crete-Monee. Kankakee setter Hailey Lamie put up a number of assists to Jakia Autman and Na’Kyrah Cooks during the match to help the Kays improve to 8-3 overall and 7-1 in the Southland Athletic Conference.
Manteno 2, Peotone 0
Elena Gomez continued her strong start to the season with a team-high 10 kills on 12 attempts to help lead the Panthers. Dayli Dwyer chipped in 16 assists and Addison Mitchell finished with eight digs.
No individual stats were available for Peotone.
Watseka 2, Cissna Park 1
The Warriors went to a third-set tiebreaker, where they ended up edging out the Blue Devils by four points. Raegann Kochel and Kinzie Parsons led the offense with 10 kills each. Meredith Drake added a team-high two aces and 12 assists. Sydney McTaggart dug deep for a ridiculous 24 digs.
Emma Morrical had 13 kills to lead Cissna Park’s attack. Mikayla Knake totaled 31 assists, and Brooklyn Stadeli added 20 digs.
Central 2, Dwight 0
Kamryn Grice did a bit of everything by finishing with 10 kills, 10 digs and four blocks to help lead the Comets against the Trojans in straight sets. Hallie Wilken scored 15 points and had 10 digs. Kaylie Warpet totaled 20 assists.
No individual stats were available for Dwight.
Gardner-South Wilmington 2, Grace Christian 1
It took an extra set, but the Panthers improved to 6-2 and 6-1 in the River Valley Conference. Hannah Frescura led the squad with 18 assists, nine digs, seven kills and seven aces. Abby Beck had four kills, four digs, two aces and two assists.
No individual stats were available for Grace Christian.
Herscher 2, Streator 0
The Tigers picked up the straight-set win to improve to 7-2 on the season. Maddy Offerman continued to lead Herscher’s offense with nine kills and two aces. Olivia Mendell had 12 assists and three aces. Ava Haase finished with 10 digs.
Olivet 3, Indiana University Northwest 0
Katarina Nikolic led the Tigers with 13 kills. Becca Bell added nine kills, and Kaitlyn McMahan totaled 19 digs.
Olivet 15, Lincoln Christian 8
The Tigers put up a five-spot in the first inning before besting Lincoln Christian by seven runs.
Parker Hale tossed 4 2/3 innings surrendering one hit on one run with five strikeouts on the mound. K.C. Isenberg led the offense with three RBIs on multiple hits. Kai Hudson totaled three hits in four at bats.
KCC 14, Prairie State 7
The Cavaliers put up 14 runs on 12 hits. Matt Lelito and Owen Jackson led KCC’s offense with three hits and two RBIs each. Garrett Latoz chipped in a team-high three RBIs on two hits.
Trey Bryant got the win, tossing 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts.