Posts Tagged Champaign

Eastland-Pearl City wins Class 2A football title

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Eastland-Pearl City forced five turnovers and scored off each one as the Wildcats rolled to the IHSA Class 2A football state championship, 41-12, over Maroa-Forsyth on Friday.

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Forreston wins Class 1A state football title

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Forreston won the IHSA Class 1A state football championship on Friday, beating Carrollton 20-15. Quarterback Robert DeVries led the punishing rushing attack of the Cardinals (13-1) with 131 yards and a score. Fullback Spencer Cruthis added 113 and a touchdown and Aaron Shelton had the third score for Forreston. The Cardinals rushed for 369 yards on the day.

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Big questions ahead of Northwestern for Illinois

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas, left, greets offensive coordinator Bill Cubit and head coach Tim Beckman, right, after beating Penn State in an NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Big questions are ahead for Illinois but coach Tim Beckman says he doesn’t yet know the answers.

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Illini field goal sinks Penn State, 16-14

Illinois place kicker David Reisner (38) is congratulated by teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game  against Penn State Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Illinois won 16-14. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Late in the fourth quarter Saturday, Illinois kicker David Reisner lined up for a 50-yard field goal and watched as a hard wind pushed it wide left of the target.

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