DECATUR (WCIA) -- St. Teresa senior Jacardia Wright was out to prove a point this year, that he could play running back at an elite level. The Bulldogs do-it-all senior did that, paving his way into both the school and IHSA record books, earning him the 2018 WCIA 3 Football Player of the Year.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- With redemption on their minds, the Monticello Sages raised the state trophy high after beating Byron 24-20 in the Class 2A state title game Friday afternoon. The Tigers ended the Sages' season last year, this time around the Sages took care of business.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- WATCH extended highlights set to music from the Class 2A state football championship game between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Maroa-Forsyth from Memorial Stadium. The Falcons won their second straight title beating the Trojans 35-16.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- The offense was fun to watch all season long for Gibson City-Mevlin-Sibley but it was the defense that proved to be the difference maker in the Class 2A state championship game. The Falcons forced five turnovers, scoring 21 points off those mistakes, and beat Maroa-Forsyth 35-16 at Memorial Stadium.
MONTICELLO (WCIA) -- The Monticello football team has all the momentum and then some. The Sages are outscoring opponents more than six to one, their closest margin of victory is 29 points. With just one more victory, Monticello will tie the program record for wins a season with 12, it's happened four other times. To do it though, the Sages will have to win at Greenville in the Class 3A quarterfinals.
GIBSON CITY (WCIA) -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football team knows it has a target on its back, especially from Newman Central Catholic. The Falcons beat the Comets last season 14-8 in a Class 2A semifinal match. The two teams meet again this Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff, this time in Sterling.