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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