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General Roundup: Seneca football loses to Wilmington

SENECA — Wilmington remained undefeated on the year and handed the Seneca Fighting Irish their second straight loss, winning 42-12 in Interstate 8 Conference varsity football.

Nathan Cagle had team highs in carries (11) and rushing yards (42) and scored on a 22-yard run for the Irish, now 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference. Tyler Hovious had 8 carries for 38 yards and caught 3 passes for 43 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown catch. QB Peyton Schrag was 4-for-8 for 43 yards. Jonah Hoelscher and Mike Taylor added fumble recoveries on defense.

Westmont 39,

Reed-Custer 14

Anthony Scagilone caught seven passes for 101 yards from quarterback Zach Boyer in the loss. Boyer completed 16-of-18 passes for 171 yards. The two hooked up for one of the two TD by Reed-Custer.

Brandon Cunning scored the other TD while also adding eight carries for 47 yards overall.


Morris 54,

Yorkville 3

Collin Grogan got Morris off on the right foot, taking the opening kickoff 80 yards for the score as Morris improved to 5-0 on the season.

Reece Sobol, Nik Countryman, Eric Vacca and Grogan all scored rushing touchdowns in the game. Danny Friend and Countryman added defensive scores, too.

Eric Vacca capped the evening with a put return for a touchdown.

Countryman had 84 yards rushing, Vacca had 60 yards rushing and Sobol added 54.

Friend was 3-of-6 passing for 60 yards.

Countryman led the Morris defense with 13 tackles while Monson added 7 and Miracle 6.


Interstate Eight Conference Tournament at Wolf Creek

Sandwich won the league with a team score of 337 while Lisle was second with 348, Reed-Custer third with 352 and Seneca fourth with 354. Dwight shot a 358 and Coal City a 379.

The top individual at the event was Nick Brown of Sandwich. He shot a 79. Locally, Seneca's Nate Coughlin shot an 82 and Eric Adkins an 84 and Reed-Custer's Marc Hrpcha and Charlie Faletti shot an 84 and 86, respectively. It marks the fourth year in a row that Hrpcha was named All-League.

"I am very happy for Charlie and Marc and pleasantly surprised with our third-place finish," Reed-Custer coach Rich Vanna said.

For Coal City, Austin Boonstra shot a team-low 89, Josh Roeder shot a 92, Ben Aichle a 94 and both Brandon Wills and Colin Stiles each added a 104. Danny Darling shot a 111.

For Seneca, Steve Beisswenger, Joel McDonald and Jake Ferguson all shot a 94 and Jacob Newberry a 95.


Reed-Custer 3,

Sandwich 2, OT

Thomas Lebeda, Cody Mass and Kenny Lebeda scored for the Comets in the win.

Brian Hedrick had 11 saves.

Diablo Tournament

Reed-Custer 1,

Tinley Park 0

The Comets won on penalty kicks 5-4.

Hedrick had five saves.

Rich South 3,

Reed-Custer 2

Kenny Lebeda (Mass assist) and Jake Hayden scored in the loss.

Hedrick made four saves.

Hinckley-Big Rock 1,

Newark 0

Wyatt Williamson had 10 saves in the loss by the Norsemen.

Earlville 5,

Newark 1

Kyle Tuggle scored on a penalty kick and Williamson added four saves in the loss.


Bourbonnais BVM 6,


MAZON — Hunter Simon was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Matt Houchin 2-for-4 with 2 steals but the hosts' comeback fell just short Saturday at the Mazon-Verona-Kinsman Class 1A Sectional. Brant Baudino, Ethan Bentz and Zack David hit safely for the Mavericks and Brandon Viken got down a successful squeeze bunt. Houchin (3-1) took the loss, and Bentz pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, allowing just 1 hit.

MVK ended the year 19-4 overall.

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