It was an exciting weekend of football for a couple of Tri-states area schools.
The weekend kicked off Friday night with Ethan Allen’s Clark County Indians travelling to Macon High School in the 2nd round of the Class 2 district 6 playoffs. The Indians knocked off the Tigers in the 3rd week of the season but the Macon came in on a hot streak of their own. Clark County would strike first in what would be a back and forth first half before the Indians took a 20 to 12 lead into halftime. A Macon touchdown would narrow the lead to 2 but a 4th quarter touchdown and 2 point conversion would seal the 28-18 win for Clark County and send them on their way to the district 6 championship game. Clark County will now face a Palmyra team that beat the Indians in September before winning Friday night’s game in a 24-0 dispatching of Centralia. The district championship game will take place at 7PM Friday night in Palmyra.
Saturday afternoon the West Hancock Titans took the next step in establishing their dominance in Class 2A of the Illinois State Playoffs. After a 9 and 0 season the Titans looked to gain their first playoff victory Saturday and they did so in dominant fashion in Warsaw. The Auburn Trojans came into the game with a high-flying offense that averaged well over 30 points per game but they would see the air raid grounded by a staunch West Hancock defense. The Titans would strike early and often on their way to a 35-0 lead before giving up a garbage time touchdown to end the game with a 35-7 win. The next step for Head Coach Travis Cook and the Titans is to beat a tough team for the 2nd time this season. Bismark-Henning Rossville Alvin came to Hamilton 2 weeks ago and held a 4th quarter lead before falling 38-28 to the Titans. The Titans rematch with the 7 and 3 Blue Devils in the 2nd round of the Class 2A playoffs will take place at 1:30PM Saturday in Hamilton.