Game Night Guide

Originally Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2014, 5:18 pm
Last Updated: Sept. 04, 2014, 5:47 pm
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Alleman (0-1, 0-0 Big 6) at Galesburg (1-0, 1-0 Big 6)
VanDyke Field, Galesburg. Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game. Twitter: @ness_DA.
Fast facts: The Pioneers are coming off a 50-7 loss to Peoria High, their first 40-point loss in 138 games. ... Galesburg earned a 26-22 Western Big 6 Conference win at Moline in its season opener. ... Alleman has won the last five meetings, outscoring the Silver Streaks 110-28 in that span. ... The Pioneers have not started a season 0-2 since 1993.

Peoria Richwoods (0-1) at Rock Island (1-0)
Public Schools Stadium, Rock Island. Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game. Twitter: @SteveTappa_DA.
Fast facts: Rock Island, which earned a 19-12 win at Peoria Manual in its season opener with the aid of a game-sealing interception by Tyree Overton, has lost its last two games at Public Schools Stadium. ... The Rocks won 29-10 at Richwoods last season. ... Richwoods, which lost 42-0 to Peoria Notre Dame in its season opener, has dropped four consecutive games dating back to last season.

Peoria Manual (0-1) at United Township (0-1)
Soule Bowl, East Moline. Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game. Twitter: @92Atsandoval.
Fast facts: The Panthers have lost eight consecutive games, a streak that started after a 42-28 win at Manual last year. ... UT dropped a 37-14 Western Big 6 Conference contest at Quincy in its opener. ... Manual has lost 25 consecutive games. ... The Panthers have not won at the Soule Bowl since Sept. 16, 2011, a span of nine games.

Moline (0-1) at Peoria High (1-0)
Peoria Stadium, Peoria. Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game. Twitter: @nbaliva.
Fast facts: Moline is looking to break a five-game losing streak. ... The Lions secured a 34-19 win at Browning Field last year. ... Peoria is averaging 49 points in its last four contests dating back to last season. ... The Maroons are looking to avoid an 0-2 start for the fourth time since 2008.

Geneseo (1-0) at Blue Island Eisenhower (0-1)
Eisenhower High School, Blue Island. Time: 7 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game. Twitter: @danmak57.
Fast facts: Geneseo opened the season with a 42-14 win over Dunlap. ... The Cardinals dropped a 28-22 home game against Rich East. ... This is the first meeting between the schools. ... The Maple Leafs are looking for their 635th victory in program history. ... Dating back to last year, Geneseo has reached the 40-point mark in seven of its last 14 games.

Rockridge (0-1) at Riverdale (0-1)
Riverdale High School, Port Byron. Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game. Twitter: @ADail1.
Fast facts: Rockridge saw its 11-game regular-season winning streak end with a 20-14 home loss to Sterling Newman. ... The Rams dropped a 20-3 contest at Sherrard in which it had under 200 yards offense and also lost three key starters to injuries — Cole Solomoon (Sr., TE/DE, hamstring), Brady Secrist (Soph., WR/DB, ankle) and Oscar Loy (Sr., NG, ankle). "We have a lot of young guys who are going to have to play," said Riverdale coach Mike Goodwin, whose club finished last season with two home victories. ... The Rockets carded a 41-0 win in last year's meeting. ... Rockridge has won 13 consecutive regular-season road contests.

Orion (1-0) at Morrison (0-1)
Bud Cole Field, Morrison. Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game. Twitter: @Sports_DA.
Fast facts: Orion's Chargers topped Fulton 33-26 in their season opener. ... Morrison extended its losing streak to seven games with a 35-7 defeat at Princeton. ... Orion beat Morrison 50-0 last year.

Kewanee (0-1) at Fulton (0-1)
Fulton High School. Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game. Twitter: @DeejJarvis.
Fast facts: Kewanee started the year with a 45-19 loss to Erie-Prophetstown. ... Fulton saw its four-game winning streak snapped at Orion in its season opener. ... The Boilermakers have lost four consecutive games dating back to last season. ... Kewanee won last year's meeting, 32-14.

Sherrard (1-0) at Amboy (1-0)
Amboy High School, Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game.
Fast facts: Sherrard is looking to start 2-0 for the second consecutive season. ... The Clippers used a late interception to seal a 15-14 win at Peru St. Bede. ... Sherrard topped Amboy, 40-18, a season ago. ... The Tigers have won three out of their last four road games.

Spring Valley Hall (1-0) at Erie-Prophetstown (1-0)
Wayne Hein Memorial Field, Erie. Time: 7:30 after the 5 p.m. sophomore game.
Fast facts: E-P outscored Kewanee, 26-6, in the second half of its season-opening 45-19 win. ... The Red Devils topped Bureau Valley, 23-13, in their opener. ... Hall earned a 22-21 win in last year's meeting.

Mercer County (0-1) at Farmington (0-1)
Farmington High School. Time: 7 p.m.
Fast facts: The Golden Eagles fell to Elmwood-Brimfield, 28-0, last Friday. Mercer County has been shut out in its last two games dating back to last season and has dropped two consecutive regular-season games. ... The Golden Eagles earned a 41-0 win over Farmington in last year's Class 2A quarterfinals.

Annawan-Wethersfield (1-0) at Elmwood-Brimfield (1-0)
Elmwood High School. Time: 7 p.m.
Fast facts: Annawan-Wethersfield beat Farmington, 42-21, in its season opener with sophomore Jaxon Ince stepping in for injured teammates and rushing 16 times for 92 yards with two TDs. ... A-W coach Brandon Johnston, whose team totaled 335 yards offense (233 rushing, 102 passing), gave line play on both sides of the ball high marks in last week's victory. ... Elmwood-Brimfield has won 11 consecutive home games. The regular-season home winning streak is 12. ... The Titans have not lost on the road since the 2012 season, a stretch of five games.

Ridgewood (1-0) at North Fulton (0-1)
North Fulton High School, Cuba. Time: 7 p.m.
Fast facts: Ridgewood won its season opener, 33-0, over Peoria Heights. ... The Spartans have never won consecutive games since Cambridge and AlWood formed the co-op before the 2010 season. ... North Fulton suffered a 46-23 loss to Mid-County in its opener.

United (0-1) at Bushnell-West Prairie (1-0)
West Prairie High School, Sciota. Time: 7 p.m.
Fast facts: United lost to Abingdon-Avon, 50-22, in its season opener. ... The Sparclones, in its first season as a co-op between Bushnell-Prairie City and West Prairie, won their debut, 19-6, over West Central.

Mid-County (1-0) at Knoxville (0-1)
Knoxville High School. Time: 7 p.m.
Fast facts: Mid-County is looking to build on its 46-23 win over North Fulton in the season opener. ... Knoxville lost at Stark County, 48-0, last week.

Monmouth-Roseville (0-1) at Tolono Unity (1-0)
Unity High School, Tolono. Time: 7 p.m.
Fast facts: The M-R Titans opened with a 25-0 loss at Dixon. ... Unity topped Decatur St. Teresa, 50-13. ... The Rockets have finished with a winning record the last 20 seasons, totaling an .808 win percentage.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
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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