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Danville advances in playoffs after improbable comeback

By John Wareham BELLVILLE – It took seven minutes and forty seconds for the Danville football team to advance in the playoffs. That was all. The Blue Devils did almost nothing in the first three-and-a-half quarters in the Region 25 Regional Semifinals playoff game on Saturday night against Lucas at Clear Fork High School and they got into a 20-point …

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Johnson does everything for Trojans in league win on the road

MT. GILEAD – It seemed like the Trojans’ gameplan against Mt. Gilead was concise. Give the ball to Tyler Johnson. Johnson, who is the quarterback, took direct snaps and ran, passed from the shotgun, kicked, returned kicks, played defense- and might have even served hot dogs at halftime – to lead Centerburg to the 28-14 KMAC League win over Mt. …

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Seniors dominate in homecoming win for the Freddies

FREDERICKTOWN – Four Freddie senior captains made sure their final homecoming game was a winner. The quartet, two of whom were also homecoming court escorts, led an offense that pulled away in the fourth and gave Fredericktown the 43-22 KMAC League win over Mt. Gilead on Friday night. Teegan Ruhl, Kaid Carpenter and Ben Mast accounted for all of the …

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Nauman starts the season big in win for Scots

by John Wareham SPARTA – It was business as usual for Dane Nauman. The Scots’ running back ran for 300 yards in Highland’s second-to-last playoff game last season, then duplicated that task nearly a year later in the 17-14 season-opening win over Fredericktown Friday night. The Scots (1-0) lost quite a few offensive players from last year’s team, including the …

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