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FALCON FOOTBALL ARCHIVE


THE ILLINI GUY

BY JIM COTTER


MAXEYMUM SPORTS BLOG

BY DOUG MAXEY

LOCAL SPORTS

CLICK THE LINK FOR THE IHSA PLAYOFF BRACKETS - CLASS 1A - CLASS 2A

IHSA FOOTBALL PAIRINGS RELEASED by Tom Benefiel (10-27-14)

The GCMS Falcons have qualified for the Illinois High School Association Class 2A football playoffs and will be on the road against an old Wauseca Conference foe, Clifton Central.

The 3rd-seeded Comets (8-1, Sangamon Valley Conference) will take on the 6th-seeded Falcons (6-3, Heart of Illinois Conference) at 7 P-M on Saturday, November 1st. WGCY will have the broadcast.

In all, the HOIC has five teams in Class 2A (#1 Fieldcrest hosts #8 Deer Creek-Mackinaw, #5 El Paso-Gridley is at #4 Momence, #3 Tri-Valley hosts #6 Maroa-Forsyth, and GCMS), and two teams in Class 1A (#15 Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland at #2 Abingdon and #8 LeRoy hosts #9 Arthur).


WEEK NINE FALCONS CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT WITH TOUGH WIN OVER FISHER by Tom Benefiel (10-25-14)

The GCMS Falcons clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Bunnies in Fisher, 21-6.

The Falcons received touchdown runs of three yards by Key-shawn Girkin and 29-yards by Nick Meunier to take the win on the road. This is the 20th of 22 wins in football against the Bunnies.

Zach Johnson also caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Keegan Allen for the Falcons (6-3, 5-2), who secured a playoff berth with the win.

Conrad Thomas cut into the GCMS 14-0 halftime lead with a four-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the Bunnies (3-6, 2-6).

It seemed as if Fisher had a defensive stop sewn up, but a roughing the passer penalty against the Bunnies gave the Falcons a first down that ultimately lead to Johnson's touchdown grab.

The Falcon Fan of the Game was Mike Doman, while the Falcon Trivia winner was Lisa Heap.


 

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOTAL
GCMS FALCONS 7 7 0 7 21
FISHER BUNNIES 0 0 6 0 6

STATISTICS RECORDED BY STEVE SALYARDS 


RUSHING ATT YDS AVG TD GCMS Falcons
KEEGAN ALLEN 5 -6 -1.20 0
KEY-SHAWN GIRKIN 3 11 3.67 1
TYLER HINSHAW 5 -11 -2.20 0
MITCH McNUTT 8 24 3.00 0
NICK MENUIER 16 119 7.44 1

TOTAL

37 137 3.70 2
RECEIVING # YDS AVG TD FIRST DOWNS - 11

PENALTIES - 6 FOR   45 YARDS

TYLER HINSHAW 2 19 9.50 0
ZACH JOHNSON 1 28 28.00 1
MITCH McNUTT 1 10 10.00 0
NICK MENUIER 2 19 9.50 0
TOTAL 5 64 12.80 1
PASSING ATT COM YDS AVG % INT TD
KEEGAN ALLEN 12 5 64 12.80 41.67 1 1
TOTAL 12 5 64 12.80 41.67 1 1

RUSHING ATT YDS AVG TD
BRYCE BURK 4 -19 -4.75 0
AARON CARTER 14 78 5.57 0
TYLER ROGERS 3 2 0.66 0
CHRISTIAN SPRINGER 1 0 0.00 0
CONRAD THOMAS 16 60 3.75 1

TOTAL

38 121 3.18 1
RECEIVING # YDS AVG TD FIRST DOWNS - 13

  PENALTIES - 5 FOR 45 YARDS

AARON CARTER 3 22 11.00 0
SIMON CORLEY 1 23 23.00 0
JACOB FRANKLIN 2 16 8.00 0
TOTAL 6 61 10.17 0
PASSING ATT COM YDS AVG % INT TD
BRYCE BURK 13 6 61 10.17 46.15 1 0
AARON CARTER 2 0 0 0.00 00.00 1 0
TOTAL 15 6 61 10.17 40.00 2 0

RUSHING ATT YDS AVG TD
AUSTIN ALLEN 1 -1 -1.00 0
KEEGAN ALLEN 30 -19 -0.63 2
CONNOR BOWEN 3 11 3.66 0
TUCKER CRIBBETT 5 6 1.20 1
KEY-SHAWN GIRKIN 32 160 5.00 3
TYLER HINSHAW 60 236 3.93 3
DEVIN LIST 1 -5 -5.00 0
MITCH McNUTT 35 162 4.63 3
NICK MENUIER 75 576 7.68 6
NICK SCHULTZ 16 94 5.88 0
TRISTAN SMITH 10 42 4.20 1
BRENDAN WORKMAN 1 -7 -7.00 0

TOTAL

272 1358 4.99 19
RECEIVING # YDS AVG TD FIRST DOWNS - 97

PENALTIES - 58 FOR  493 YARDS

AUSTIN ALLEN 1 23 23.00 0
KEY-SHAWN GIRKIN 5 14 2.80 0
TYLER HINSHAW 17 275 16.18 2
ZACH JOHNSON 11 157 14.27 1
DEVIN LIST 1 14 14.00 0
NICK MENUIER 14 210 15.00 0
MITCH McNUTT 2 7 3.50 0
TJ ROESCH 2 27 13.50 0
TOTAL 53 726 13.70 3
PASSING ATT COM YDS AVG % INT TD
KEEGAN ALLEN 128 51 655 12.84 39.84 13 3
TYLER HINSHAW 4 2 65 32.50 50.00 0 0
TOTAL 132 53 726 13.70 40.15 13 3

 

9 GAMES

1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOTAL AVG
GCMS FALCONS 51 57 36 48 192 21.33
OPPONENT 47 59 27 27 166 18.44

DATE

OPPONENT

WHERE WE THEY W-L
8-29 LeROY PANTHERS H 10 18 L
9-5 TREMONT TURKS A 27 6 W
9-12 UNITY (TOLONO) ROCKETS A 8 48 L
9-19

FLANAGAN-CORNELL FALCONS

H 26 20 W
9-26 PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA PANTHERS A 22 16 W
10-3 RIDGEVIEW-BLUE RIDGE MUSTANGS H 30 0 L
10-10 HEYWORTH HORNETS H 46 0 W
10-17 FIELDCREST KNIGHTS A 2  52 L
10-24 FISHER BUNNIES A  21 6 W
  CLIFTON CENTRAL COMETS A      

LeROY TOO MUCH FOR DEPLEATED RIDGEVIEW - by Tom Benefiel (10-25-14)

Corbin Litherland rushed 11 times for 104 yards and one touchdown while Austin Starkey had two TDs as LeRoy (7-2, 5-2) topped visiting Ridgeview (0-9, 0-8).

LeRoy quarterback Bryce Dooley scored on a 36-yard run to open the scoring. He later added an 11-yard TD pass to Eli Kerns, who also scored on a 70-yard punt return.

Starkey scored on runs of 4 and 6 yards. Teammate Mason Beadles finished with five carries for 81 yards.

Ridgeview's Thomas Hardesty completed 10 of 20 passes for 98 yards. Teammate Zack Bottles rushed three times for 100 yards and scored on a 70-yard run in the first quarter.

This is the second winless season for the Mustangs as they are still looking for a win with their new co-op with Blue Ridge.


HEART OF ILLINOIS

GCMS 21, Fisher 6
LeRoy 46, Ridgeview 6
Deer Creek-Mackinaw 58, Lexington 13
El Paso-Gridley 55, Heyworth 28
Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 28, Tremont 27
Fieldcrest 34, Eureka 14 - non-conference
Tri-Valley 62, Palestine 12

CORN BELT

Taylorville 28, Chillicothe IVC 0 - non-conference
St. Joseph-Ogden 34, Prairie Central 6 - non-conference
Mahomet-Seymour 31, Effingham 24 - OT - non-conference
Kankakee 66, Pontiac 20 - non-conference
Olympia 44, Rantoul 6

SANGAMON VALLEY

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 28, St. Thomas More 0
Iroquois West 52, Watseka 27
Dwight 29, Argenta-Oreana 9 - non-conference

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