The Edison Junior High eighth-grade football team won the Heartland Conference with an 8-0 record. Team members are, front from left, managers Kiara Craig, Elizabeth Israel, Courtney Bensenberg and Francescia Anguiano; second row, Alec Jacobs, Skyler Bertoli, Jerry Hudspith, Austin Trask, Donovan Ferrel, Noah Watkins, Trenton Banks, Kyle Plohr and Jacquez Vesey; third row, Travis Hearn, Shawn Dennis, Aaron Bries, Alan Campbell, Keiante Peters, Damon Mason, Sean Allen, David Xique, Hunter Neyens and D'Mario Patterson; fourth row, Jacob Israel, Garrett Ruark, Matt Beckhart, LaShawn Seals, Tanner Hamburg, Michael Long, Victor Perez, Ahmad Pulliam and Kameron Craig; and back row, coach Chris Suhr, coach Joe Mowen, Kobie Davis, coach Tim Carroll, Alex Andrews, Jeff Gordon, Drew Thomas, Aaron Crose, Brady McCready, Corey Freeman, Casey Comodore, Sam Little, Ramon Taylor, coach Greg Beckhart and coach Derrick Beckhart.
Today is Sunday, March 9, the 68th day of 2014. There are 297 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done to sidewalks, shade trees, fences and gardens by hogs that are running at large about town. 1889 -- 125 years ago: H.C. Cleveland was elected air knight captain of Rock Island Division Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias. 1914 -- 100 years ago: B.W. Wilson, authority on birds and their habits, spoke at the weekly luncheon at the Rock Island Club. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The famous Dionne quintuplets have been invited to visit King George and Queen Elizabeth in Toronto on May 22, but Papa Dionne thinks their majesties should include the Callander nursery in their tour. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Ever been smothered by funny stuff? Well more than 2,600 people were last night when two boys named Tom and Dick Smothers took a "rocky, twisting road to folk music" in Davenport Masonic Temple. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Moline residents soon may be asked to recycle part of their garbage and might even get paid for it.