Shane Powe
Brady Bunton (53) and Jordan Stralow (7) of University High tackle Shane Powe of Central Catholic during their Intercity game, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. (The Pantagraph, David Proeber)

Brief previews of Pantagraph-area high school football games to be played Sept. 9.


Intercity games


Prairie Central vs. Central Catholic

Time: 7 p.m. today

Place: Bill Hundman Memorial Field, Bloomington

Records: Prairie Central 0-2, 0-1 in Corn Belt; Central Catholic 1-1, 1-0

FYI: Senior quarterback Dominic Henson returns from suspension for Central Catholic, but junior Oliver Moews will continue as the starter tonight. … Saints’ junior tailback Shane Powe has run for 278 yards and four TDs. … Central Catholic will be without linemen Billy Hayes (mononucleosis), Shane Kelly (concussion) and Connor Highland (knee). … Prairie Central has lost to Newton (32-27) and Mahomet-Seymour (42-13).


Urbana vs. NCHS

Time: 7 p.m. today

Place: Normal

Records: Urbana 0-2, 0-2 in Big 12; Normal Community 2-0, 2-0

FYI: NCHS is ranked No. 5 in Class 6A after last week’s 32-31 victory over then-No. 2 Bloomington. … The Ironmen have been led by the running of fullback Keegan McIntosh (25 carries, 148 yards, 4 TDs) and passing of Brent Turner (19 of 30, 266 yards, 4 TDs). … Urbana fell to No. 1 Danville (60-20) and Champaign Central (12-6). … Urbana’s Cameron Mammen threw for 179 yards and two TDs against Danville.


Normal West vs. Champaign Central

Time: 7 p.m. today

Place: Tommy Stewart Field, Champaign

Records: Normal Community West 1-1, 1-1 in Big 12; Champaign Central 1-1, 1-1

FYI: West plays its second game in three weeks at Tommy Stewart Field. The Wildcats lost there to Champaign Centennial, 35-28, in the season opener. … West rolled over Decatur Eisenhower 40-0 last week. … Wildcats’ senior quarterback Tyler Marcordes has rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns. … Champaign Central beat Urbana 12-6 after losing to Normal Community, 35-22.


U High vs. Olympia

Time: 7 p.m. today

Place: Stanford

Records: University High 0-2, 0-1 in Corn Belt; Olympia 0-2, 0-1

FYI: U High hopes to get its offense untracked after falling to Morton (32-8) and Central Catholic (33-0). … The Pioneers have been led by junior quarterback Kyle Morris’ 95 yards rushing and 103 passing. … Olympia looks to rebounds from losses to Peoria Manual (32-7) and Pontiac (59-14). … U High will be without running back/linebacker Jim Solberg and linebacker/tight end Brandon Timm because of injuries.


Top area games


Dee-Mack vs. Tremont

Time: 7 p.m. today

Place: Tremont

Records: Deer Creek-Mackinaw 2-0, 2-0 in Heart of Illinois Conference; Tremont 2-0, 2-0

FYI: Deer Creek-Mackinaw received 99 yards rushing and three TDs from Chris Janssen in last week’s 42-19 win over Tri-Valley. … The Chiefs ran for 331 yards in their opener, a 55-6 win over El Paso-Gridley. … Tremont has ridden Patrick Simms’ 347 yards rushing to wins over Heyworth (35-14) and Fieldcrest (20-0).


LeRoy vs. FCW

Time: 7 p.m. today

Place: Flanagan

Records: LeRoy 1-1, 1-0 in HOIC; Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 2-0, 2-0

FYI: Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland is coming off a 13-12 victory over then-No. 3 state-ranked Lexington. … The Falcons rely heavily on junior running back Robert Gilliam, who has run for 289 yards and four TDs. … LeRoy rebounded from a loss to St. Joseph-Ogden with a 34-6 win at Fisher, led by Ethan Bruning (137 yards rushing) and Eric Steffen (106).

Compiled by Randy Kindred


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