MARQUETTE SLIPS BY SOUTH FORK — The Marquette Catholic Explorers got in the win column for the first time on Friday.
The Explorers topped Kincaid South Fork 27-21 to get their first win of the season and win in their Prairie State Conference opener.
Danny Holtz was the standout for Marquette, corralling four catches for 118 yards and two scores and also leading the way with 10 tackles on defense.
Terry Brock led the way on the ground, erasing time off the clock later in the game. He carried it 21 times for 66 yards. Quarterback Trey Aguirre was 5 of 17 in the air for 127 yards with two TD passes.
Harvey Howell scored late on a 40-yard fumble recovery off of a strip for Marquette, too.
The Explorers trailed 13-7 at halftime, but recovered to outscore the Ponies 20-8 in the second half to get the win.
Marquette is now 1-2 on the season and is yet to lose a game in the PSC since joining the league two years ago.
CM LOSES FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON — The Civic Memorial Eagles fell behind early in Effingham and couldn't recover.
The Eagles lost their first game of the season 41-22 to the Flaming Hearts on the road to drop to 2-1.
Effingham racked up 402 yards rushing yards against CM and raced out to a 34-0 lead.
Adam Hill threw three interceptions in the loss for the Eagles. Zach Klocke finally got CM on the board with a 4-yard TD run with 4:00 left in the first half.
John Whitworth scored on a pair of second half TDs as the Eagles outscored the Flaming Hearts 16-7 in the second half.