High school football game previews 10/05/12

2012-10-04T19:13:00Z 2012-10-04T20:37:07Z High school football game previews 10/05/12Bby Randy Kindred | rkindred@pantagraph.com pantagraph.com

Brief previews of Friday night high school football games involving Pantagraph-area teams. 

Intercity football

Rantoul vs. U High

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: Illinois Wesleyan’s Tucci Stadium

Records: University High 6-0, 5-0 in Corn Belt Conference; Rantoul 1-5, 1-4

FYI: U High is ranked No. 5 in Class 5A after rolling to a 51-6 win last week at Pontiac … The Pioneers were led by sophomore QB Arion Worthman’s five touchdown passes and one rushing TD … U High was without junior RB Joe Johnson (485 yards rushing, 9 TDs) because of a shoulder injury in that game … Rantoul has been outscored 238-63 … The game is at IWU because of renovation at Hancock Stadium.

Mahomet-Seymour vs. Central Catholic

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: Bill Hundman Memorial Field, Bloomington

Records: Mahomet-Seymour 5-1, 4-1 in Corn Belt Conference; Central Catholic 3-3, 3-2

FYI: Central Catholic will be without senior TE/LB Justin Segobiano because of an ankle injury … Mahomet-Seymour is second behind Corn Belt leader U High, which plays at Mahomet next week … The Bulldogs are led by RB Jordan Rock (625 yards rushing) and QB Joe Kenney (656 yards passing, 9 TDs) … Central has won three straight … Junior RB/LB Kellen Kiley (348 yards rushing) is back after missing last week’s game.

MacArthur vs. NCHS

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: Normal

Records: Decatur MacArthur 3-3, 3-2 in Big 12 Conference; Normal Community 3-3, 3-2

FYI: Normal Community looks to build on a good second half in last week’s 37-20 win at Decatur Eisenhower … The Ironmen scored two defensive touchdowns after halftime in wiping out a 14-10 deficit … Senior RB Jowonis Edwards is second in the area in rushing (824 yards) and has scored 12 TDs … NCHS will be without standout lineman Garrett Wooten (knee) in its homecoming game … MacArthur lost 53-31 last week at Danville.

Area football

Ridgeview vs. LeRoy

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: LeRoy

Records: Ridgeview 6-0, 5-0 in Heart of Illinois Conference; LeRoy 6-0, 5-0

FYI: LeRoy is ranked No. 5 and Ridgeview No. 9 in the Class 1A state poll … They are among four Heart of Illinois Conference unbeaten teams … LeRoy has the area’s leading rusher in senior RB Shane Bruning (985 yards, 16 TDs) … Austin Eddy has added 520 yards and 10 scores … Ridgeview also has a strong running game led by senior Josh Weier (732 yards, 13 TDs) and Zach Walker (621 yards, 7 TDs).

Tremont vs. Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: Flanagan

Records: Tremont 5-1, 4-1 in HOIC; Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 6-0, 6-0

FYI: FCW leads the four-pack of HOIC undefeated teams with its 6-0 conference mark … The Falcons have scored 50-plus points in all of their games … RB Kody Appel has run for 744 yards and 11 TDs, while QB Alec Dutko has 706 yards passing and nine scores … Tremont’s Caleb Shutt has rushed for 678 yards and nine touchdowns.

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