WCIA -- Several of the area's best returning high school football players were in the WCIA 3 studio Sunday afternoon to call their own highlights. The videos will run as part of the Friday Football Fever promos throughout the season. Enjoy!
ST. JOSEPH (WCIA) -- There's plenty of motivation at training camp for the St. Joseph-Ogden football team these days. The Spartans are coming off a 4-5 season, the first time they missed the playoffs since 1990.
TOLONO (WCIA) -- There's a new look and feel to Unity football this season. Twenty-one of 22 starters are gone from last year's team that finished in a three-way tie for first in the Illini Prairie Conference. Replacing that many players in the starting lineup is something longtime head coach Scott Hamilton has never dealt with before.
MONTICELLO (WCIA) -- Cully Welter and consistency go hand-in-hand. The Monticello football coach has been to the playoffs all nine years with the program. To make it 10 in-a-row, Welter will have to find success playing small.
TUSCOLA (WCIA) -- For Tuscola football coach Andy Romine, the process is more important than the end result. Don't get him wrong, winning is important, but it's a product of preparation instead of the main focus.
GIBSON CITY (WCIA) -- A lot has changed in Mike Allen's life the last nine months, most notably leading the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football team to its first state championship. The thing that won't change though, is his approach to winning titles. The longtime Falcons coach is taking the same approach heading into the 2018 season, just like he always does, starting with winning a conference championship.
DANVILLE (WCIA) -- The Danville Post 210 baseball team won't get a chance to play for the American Legion state championship. That opportunity was taken away after Legion Commissioner Don Wallis gave the first place trophy to Mt. Prospect Post 525, despite not playing.