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Here are the top 6 takeaways from Week 5 of Peoria high school football

Week 5 of the high school football season has come and gone. Before we gear up for Week 6, here are six takeaways from Friday night games:. The Redbirds, ranked No. 8 among Class 5A schools, moved to 5-0 following a 45-14 win over Dunlap. A little bit of defense (a Garrett Taylor pick-6) and a whole lot of offense (two first-half rushing TDs from Ethan Petri) keep Metamora in the hunt for the Mid-Illini Conference title at 3-0. Metamora, which got a pair of TDs and 139 rushing yards from QB Connor Willerton, heads to Morton (3-2, 2-1) next Friday.
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Glenwood Secures Big Win Over Normal U-High

Normal, IL – The Glenwood Titans came out Friday Night against Normal University High, guns a’Blaiseing. Triggerman Jack Knudson was firing on all cylinders against the Pioneers at Hancock Stadium connecting 14 out of 18 times to six different targets. His number one checkdown was Galashky Blaise, who was burning it up. The 5’10 junior caught 5 passes totaling 149 yards for two touchdowns, not to mention 2 punt returns for another 37 yards. An equally impressive outing came from another junior Wideout, Miles Stapleton, who nearly ended up in the end zone on all his receptions, but I suppose two touchdowns on three catches for 87 yards will have to do. Backup quarterback Jacob Ahlberg spent more time with the ball on the ground than in the air collecting 81 yards on four rushing attempts and scoring on his breakaway 52 yard sprint. Jamarion Smith would add one more touchdown for the Glenwood Titans. Each Chatham score was sealed by an extra point by Mia Gerger who was 6 for 6 on PAT’s.
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Watch now: Playing without Jake Slaughter, Central Catholic upended by Tolono Unity

BLOOMINGTON — The Central Catholic High School football team received one dose of bad news on Thursday. Another arrived on the second play from scrimmage Friday at Bill Hundman Memorial Field as Tolono Unity’s Camden Mette returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown. The Saints couldn’t recover from either...
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‘Our whole senior class is so grateful’, Metamora High School celebrates homecoming with more normalcy

METAMORA, Ill. (WMBD) – After COVID-19 canceled or scaled back high school homecomings last year, more traditional celebrations have returned. This week, Metamora High School is honoring its homecoming. Their celebrations included pep assemblies, a parade, and a football game Friday versus Dunlap. The school is also hosting its dance...
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Week 5 high school football: U-High falls to Glenwood 42-7

NORMAL – After one quarter there was no score at Hancock Stadium, but the Glenwood Titans (4-1) would score four times in the second quarter and go on to beat U-High (2-3) 42-7. “I just don’t think we handled adversity well tonight,” said Pioneers head coach Brody Walworth. “When we didn’t score then it was frustrating for all of us and then they made a few plays, feel like we folded the tent up a little to early tonight and wasn’t happy with our effort in the second quarter.”
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Marcus Griffin runs Bloomington to victory over Peoria Richwoods

BLOOMINGTON — Quarterback Marcus Griffin ran for 193 yards and scored three touchdowns as Bloomington High School routed Peoria Richwoods, 40-7, on Friday night at Fred Carlton Field. The Raiders rang up 491 yards of total offense in improving to 3-2 overall and in the Big 12. Richwoods fell to...
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ISU offers more mental health counseling after notification of Jelani Day’s death

NORMAL (Heart of Illinois ABC)- Student counseling services has partnered with the Multicultural Center to offer a supportive space to students grieving Jelani Day's death. "You're just very curious of what exactly happened. And you just have a lot of questions and you want answers, but police can't really give those at this time" said Olivia Streeter, a junior at ISU.
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A message from President Kinzy, September 23

I am deeply saddened to share with you that today the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office confirmed the remains found in early September have been identified as Jelani Day. Together, we mourn his loss. His family and friends are foremost in our thoughts during this difficult time and we extend our deepest condolences.
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Week 5 high school football

NORMAL – Week 5 of high school football this week and our main game Friday night on WJBC is U-High against Chatham Glenwood. The Pioneers are 2-2 on the season, which includes a forfeit win, but U-High got its first victory on the turf last week at Springfield Southeast. It was also the first win for new head coach Brody Walworth.
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Watch now: At 4-0, Normal Community has offensive weapons galore

NORMAL — Strong-armed quarterback Chase Mackey has attempted just 11 passes per game thus far for the Normal Community High School football team. “I do want to throw more, but I understand when we run the ball super well I’m not going to rack up those attempts,” Mackey said. “I can’t really complain when we’re running like that.”
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Normal Community West stomps past Bloomington 2-0

A stalwart defense refused to yield as Normal Community West shutout Bloomington 2-0 in an Illinois girls volleyball matchup on September 25. You're reading a news brief powered by ScoreStream, a world leader in fan-driven sports results and conversation. Help us collect and deliver more game results from your favorite teams and players by downloading the ScoreStream app. Nearly a million users nationwide share team scores and player performance stats with this convenient free app.
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7 things to know about Week 5 in Bloomington-Normal football

Here are some things you need to know about this week in area high school football. One week after suffering an emotional 32-27 loss to Monticello, the No. 3 team in Class 3A, Central Catholic welcomes No. 4 Tolono Unity to Bill Hundman Memorial Field. The Saints are 3-1 overall...
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