The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
By: Brian Bell, Quill Sports
Biggsville, Il 9/11/2010 - The West Central Heat hosted the Mercer County Golden Eagles Saturday afternoon after their Friday night showdown was postponed due to a lightning storm in Biggsville.
Before the national anthem, a moment of silence was observed by both teams to honor the victims of 9/11/2001.
West Central won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff. They were unable to get their offense in gear and went 4 and out punting to the Aledo 23 yard line.
On their first play, a Lick to Petersen pass for a touchdown set the tone for the game right out of the gate. Nick Daniels returned the kickoff to the 39 yard line and the Heat got their first first down and looked like they were going to get their second when an incomplete pass and ensuing punt turned the ball back into Mercer County's hands. The Golden Eagle's first play resulted in an interception by Dylan Bell on the 35 yard line. The Heat used the energy to get another first down but again fell short forcing another punt.
The West Central special team stepped up with Zack Shinberger blocking the ensuing Golden Eagle punt and Nate Daniels recovering. The Heat would be unable to capitalize on the field position. At Half-time the Golden Eagles were up 14-0.
The Heat got on the scoreboard with a 58 yard scramble by Toby Krow. The extra point brought the score to 14-7. That's as close as the score would get as the Golden Eagle's continued to put points on the board the rest of the game. By the end of the third quarter, the Golden Eagles would be up 22-7 and the fourth quarter saw the boys from Mercer County pull away 38-7.
The Heat hope to get back in winning form Friday against Ridgewood at Cambridge, 7:00 game time.
Toby Krow 98 yards rushing 1 TD.
Dylan Bell 48 yards on 22 carries and 45 yards passing
Shane Cavanaugh 5 tackles
The Heat JV went to Aledo on Monday 9/13/2010 with a score to settle and walked away victorious. The 12-15 score was the result of a hard fought game with the key play being a defensive stand on an extra point attempt which allowed the Heat to hold a one point advantage until 2:30 left in the game when a safety added the two last points and kept the ball out of Mercer County's hands, preventing a comeback. The Heat JV remains undefeated at 3-0.