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Heat, lightning challenge first week of football


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Originally Posted Online: Aug. 30, 2013, 10:27 pm
Last Updated: Aug. 30, 2013, 11:37 pm
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Lightning added an extra challenge to area high school squads starting their fall season Friday night in scorching heat.

But the weather -- and Peoria Manual -- proved to be no problem for Rock Island High School as the Rockies won their season opener 49-12.

Mercer County also showed their heat resistance, as last year's state champs rolled over Ridgewood 41-0 in Aledo.

United Township, however, didn't fare as well, falling to Quincy 34-13 in their season opener in East Moline.

Moline also ended the night short of glory, losing 20-16 after Galesburg scored twice in the fourth quarter.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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