Pictured in front, from left to right are: Lonnie Tate, Tyler Hance, Kylun Rivers, T.J. Jackson, Edmond Jirdon and Cutter Higgins. In the back from left to right are: Moory Woods, Jon Bolling, Riley Phillips, Brayden Haug, Tyler Parker, Avery Harris and Andrew Jones; (not pictured) coaches Zak Allan and Brett Huff, and manager Rodger Jennings.
The Alton Middle School eighth-grade team defeated Trimpe Middle School 52-19 Thursday in the regional championship. Alton (16-8) also defeated Edwardsville Lincoln 40-37 in a regional contest. The sectional championship will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday vs. East St. Louis Lincoln at Hillsboro Junior High School.