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If it is true that football games are won and lost in the trenches, Friday night's Homecoming match-up in Biggsville was a classic example of football basics. The Red Storm offensive and defensive lines would dominate the field shutting down West Central's ability to make and stop plays. The Red Storm control of the trenches allowed junior quarterback Evan Powell the time he needed to make plays happen against the Heat. Senior Nick Hull was able to rush in for a touchdown on the Red Storm's first possession making the score 7-0. West Central looked like they were going to answer when Zack Shinberger caught a pass from Dylan Bell and put a sixty yard gain on the books. But the Heat would come up short and turn the ball over on downs. The Heat would get as close as the 2 yard line before halftime, but couldn't punch it in.
The Red Storm would start the second half trying to keep momentum going their way and after a stale mate for both teams throughout the third quarter. The Red Storm would open the fourth quarter scoring from the eleven yard line making it 14-0. Tyler Anderson would roar over 90 yards to return the kickoff for a TD and the Heat would close the gap to 14-7. That would be as close as the Heat could come in their bid to win in front of the Homecoming crowd, which was especially large due to the class of 1961 who got first row seats for the show. The Heat will play their next game in Princeville this Friday night at 7:00pm. It should be a great game as the 3-3 Heat take on the 3-3 Princes. The Heat JV football team travelled to Monmouth to take on the Red Storm on Monday 10/4/2010 with very similar results. Although they were able to hold on to United for most of the game, they ended up losing 18-13. The Heat JV tied the game 6-6 in the first quarter with a pass from Trey Goff to Chip Worley and trailed 12-6 at halftime. A Goff to Evan Bell touchdown and ensuing extra point put the Heat in the lead at 12-13 early on the Heat's opening possession of the third quarter. The Red Storm's sophomore running back Michal Olin would prove to be too much for the Heat to stop and after driving in for one of his many first downs, the United quarterback was able to sneak in for a touchdown that brought the score to 18-13. The JV is now 3-2 for the season and will play their next game in Biggsville on Monday Oct. 11th at 6:00 hosting the Princeville Princes.
Come out to the support the Heat Freshman team as they take on Illini West on Oct. 18th at 6:00pm in Carthage.
IHSA Lincoln Trail Conference Standings:
School Conference Overall Playoff Points
Won Lost Won Lost Pts. For Against
Aledo (Mercer County) 6 0 6 0 24 237 58
Toulon (Stark County) 6 0 6 0 24 279 52
Alexis (United) 4 2 4 2 26 134 113
Kewanee (Wethersfield) [Annawan-W. Coop] 4 2 4 2 26 199 131
Biggsville (West Central) 3 3 3 3 27 132 101
Oneida (ROWVA) [Mid-County Coop] 3 3 3 3 27 168 118
Princeville 3 3 3 3 27 146 142
Cambridge [Ridgewood Coop] 1 5 1 5 29 70 136
Sciota (West Prairie) 0 6 0 6 46 363
Varna (Midland) [River Valley Coop] 0 6 0 6 25 222