It will be interesting to see how quickly Arkansas Tech, traditionally one of the top NCAA Division II football programs in the south, integrates freshman running back Ejay Johnson into its system.
Vincent Valentine realizes he's closing in on the end of a long process.
Jack Klages was thinking about his college destination for a couple of weeks before he realized it was the right time to make a decision.
Southwestern 2011 all-conference football team:
PEKIN, Ill. • "Survive and advance."
ILLINOIS SECOND-ROUND GAMES
After a series of less-than-stellar performances, the Triad football team needed to regain its focus.
O'FALLON, Ill. • Although O'Fallon running back Ejay Johnson had just scored a school record six touchdowns Friday night, he said his performance was "nothing special."
After a strong showing against one of the best teams in the Southwestern Conference, Edwardsville is aiming for a repeat performance - this time on the road.
EAST ST. LOUIS • Jeremy Nicholson kicked what amounted to a 35-yard extra point to give East St. Louis a 23-22 come-from-behind upset victory over visiting O'Fallon Friday night.
O'FALLON, Ill. • For the first time this season, the O'Fallon football team found itself in a close game in the second half - and the Panthers responded in admirable fashion.
O'Fallon coach Brandon Joggerst won't say he is surprised by the early-season success of his football team, but the way the Panthers have performed the first four weeks is better than expected.
ST. LOUIS • The O'Fallon Panthers didn't play a perfect first half Friday night, but it was close enough.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Counting down the top 10 teams in the STLhighschoolsports.com large- and small-schools rankings. Today we take a look at the No. 5 teams -- large school O'Fallon and small school Miller Career.
Area high school football fans will get another chance to watch games at the Edward Jones Dome this fall when the Great American Football Classic debuts in September.
The success of the O'Fallon football team this season may have taken some people by surprise, but coach Brandon Joggerst wasn't one of them.
High school football roundup for week of 9/17/10
O'FALLON, ILL. • O'Fallon High football coach Brandon Joggerst had a feeling running back Ejay Johnson might have a decent game Friday night.