CM GETS BY WATERLOO ON THE ROAD — The Civic Memorial Eagles have qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
CM sealed its fate by picking up a 31-28 win over Mississippi Valley Conference rival Waterloo on the road Friday in Week 7 to improve to 6-1 overall and 3-1 on the league slate. The Bulldogs sank to 2-5 and 1-3 in the MVC.
The Eagles found themselves behind 14-7 after the first quarter and tied 14-14 at the half before pulling away. They led 31-20 late before a passing touchdown and a safety by Waterloo.
Corey Price logged three rushing TDs to stir the offense for CM. Adam Hill and Brett Lane also hooked up for a passing TD and Colin Hall booted a 25-yard field goal to highlight the win.
Triad defeated Highland 13-3 in other MVC action, setting up a big showdown between the Eagles and the Knights in Week 8 in Troy with conference championship implications on the line.
EA-WR CAN'T DECIPHER PAWNEE IN PSC ACTION — The Pawnee Indians have been the cream of the crop in the Prairie State Conference in 2015 and they proved why in Wood River on Friday.
Pawnee blanked the East Alton-Wood River Oilers 42-0 at Memorial Stadium on Friday. With the loss the Oilers dipped to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in the PSC. Pawnee improved to 6-1 and 5-0 with the victory.
The Indians owned a commanding 28-0 lead at the break, before scoring 14 unanswered points in the second half.
Running back Chris Hamby highlighted the Oilers with eight carries for 100 yards on the ground, including breaking off a 70-yard scamper.
Next up for EA-WR is Kincaid (South Fork) on the road in Week 8.