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  • Gridiron Preview: Scotland County Tigers In The Spotlight

    Gridiron Preview: Scotland County Tigers In The Spotlight

    Tigers Of Scotland County Open The Football Season Next WeekTigers Of Scotland County Open The Football Season Next Week

    It may be hard to believe, but we are now just 9 full days away from the start of the 2018 high school football season across the Tri-States.

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    It may be hard to believe, but we are now just 9 full days away from the start of the 2018 high school football season across the Tri-States.

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  • Gridiron Preview: South Shelby Moves Brock Wood from RB to QB for 2018

    Gridiron Preview: South Shelby Moves Brock Wood from RB to QB for 2018

    Brock Wood is making the move from running back to quarterback in 2018.Brock Wood is making the move from running back to quarterback in 2018.

    Quarterback was never the position Brock Wood dreamed about. Wood said, "Really never grew up playing catch too much to be honest. My brothers, they didn't really care much for football...

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    Quarterback was never the position Brock Wood dreamed about. Wood said, "Really never grew up playing catch too much to be honest. My brothers, they didn't really care much for football...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Highland, Mark Twain

    Gridiron Preview: Highland, Mark Twain

    Nathan Davenport is ready to lead Mark Twain into 2018.Nathan Davenport is ready to lead Mark Twain into 2018.

    At Highland High the players and Cougars coaching staff continue to work to get better as part of their process to get better day-by-day. After a 1-9 record in 2017, the teams feels it's made...

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    At Highland High the players and Cougars coaching staff continue to work to get better as part of their process to get better day-by-day. After a 1-9 record in 2017, the teams feels it's made...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Clark County Brings Back Experience in 2018

    Gridiron Preview: Clark County Brings Back Experience in 2018

    Clark County opens up the season August 25th at Highland.Clark County opens up the season August 25th at Highland.
    Clark County opens up the season August 25th at Highland.Clark County opens up the season August 25th at Highland.

    Clark County football fans are all gearing up for the Indians to turn in another  big season when the 2018 campaign gets underway on Saturday, August 25th at Highland that...

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    Clark County football fans are all gearing up for the Indians to turn in another  big season when the 2018 campaign gets underway on Saturday, August 25th at Highland that...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Rockets Of Rushville-Industry High Return 13 Starters From 2017 Squad

    Gridiron Preview: Rockets Of Rushville-Industry High Return 13 Starters From 2017 Squad

    After a day off Sunday, the Rockets of Rushville-Industry High School came out today at 8:00 am as if they were literally ready to blast off and start the season today!

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    After a day off Sunday, the Rockets of Rushville-Industry High School came out today at 8:00 am as if they were literally ready to blast off and start the season today!

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  • Gridiron Preview: West Hancock Titans In The Prep Spotlight

    Gridiron Preview: West Hancock Titans In The Prep Spotlight

    Titans of West Hancock Ready To Start A New Chapter in 2018Titans of West Hancock Ready To Start A New Chapter in 2018
    Titans of West Hancock Ready To Start A New Chapter in 2018Titans of West Hancock Ready To Start A New Chapter in 2018
    The Titans of West Hancock finished the 2017 season on the high school gridiron with an impressive (11-1) slate. The Titans won 11 games before suffering the lone setback in the postseason. Now the players and coach at WCHS are working hard to turn the page and write a new chapter that will hopefully have a "state title" ending. Head Coach Travis Cook took timeout to offer a little perspective on the program and this seasons team in Hamilton, Illinois.More >>
    The Titans of West Hancock finished the 2017 season on the high school gridiron with an impressive (11-1) slate. The Titans won 11 games before suffering the lone setback in the postseason. Now the players and coach at WCHS are working hard to turn the page and write a new chapter that will hopefully have a "state title" ending. Head Coach Travis Cook took timeout to offer a little perspective on the program and this seasons team in Hamilton, Illinois.More >>
  • Gridiron Preview: Fort Madison Setting Their Sights On A Playoff Push In 2018

    Gridiron Preview: Fort Madison Setting Their Sights On A Playoff Push In 2018

    Bloodhounds Set Their Sights On A State Playoff Run In 2018Bloodhounds Set Their Sights On A State Playoff Run In 2018
    Bloodhounds Set Their Sights On A State Playoff Run In 2018Bloodhounds Set Their Sights On A State Playoff Run In 2018
    The Bloodhounds of Fort Madison are hoping to do this season, what no other FMHS squad has done in nearly 3 decades, and that's earn a berth in the State Playoffs. If the Hounds do mount a post-season push in 2018, a lot of the responsibility to accomplish the feat of making the playoffs will fall on the shoulders of quarterback Lennon Barker. Barker is a three-year starter at Fort Madison, and thankfully for the Bloodhound fan base across the Tri-States, Barker has shown improvemen...More >>
    The Bloodhounds of Fort Madison are hoping to do this season, what no other FMHS squad has done in nearly 3 decades, and that's earn a berth in the State Playoffs. If the Hounds do mount a post-season push in 2018, a lot of the responsibility to accomplish the feat of making the playoffs will fall on the shoulders of quarterback Lennon Barker. Barker is a three-year starter at Fort Madison, and thankfully for the Bloodhound fan base across the Tri-States, Barker has shown improvemen...More >>
  • Gridiron Preview: QND, QHS and Keokuk Put on the Pads

    Gridiron Preview: QND, QHS and Keokuk Put on the Pads

    QHS scrimmaged on Saturday morning for the first time this season.QHS scrimmaged on Saturday morning for the first time this season.
    QHS scrimmaged on Saturday morning for the first time this season.QHS scrimmaged on Saturday morning for the first time this season.

    Saturday was a big day in the Tri-States as teams put on the pads for the first time.  In this Gridiron Preview we take a look at QHS and QND's scrimmages.   Plus a trip to Iowa to see how the Keokuk...

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    Saturday was a big day in the Tri-States as teams put on the pads for the first time.  In this Gridiron Preview we take a look at QHS and QND's scrimmages.   Plus a trip to Iowa to see how the Keokuk...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Macomb Ready to Bounce Back in 2018

    Gridiron Preview: Macomb Ready to Bounce Back in 2018

    Second year Head Coach Tony Westen is preparing his team for an exciting 2018.Second year Head Coach Tony Westen is preparing his team for an exciting 2018.
    Second year Head Coach Tony Westen is preparing his team for an exciting 2018.Second year Head Coach Tony Westen is preparing his team for an exciting 2018.

    The Macomb Bombers have had more than a few tough challenges the last few seasons. Case in point, the last time MHS has had a winning season was six years ago in 2012, but headed into this new season...

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    The Macomb Bombers have had more than a few tough challenges the last few seasons. Case in point, the last time MHS has had a winning season was six years ago in 2012, but headed into this new season...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Hannibal Setting Their Sights High On The Football Turf In 2018

    Gridiron Preview: Hannibal Setting Their Sights High On The Football Turf In 2018

    Hannibal Pirates Open 2018 Football Season On August 24Hannibal Pirates Open 2018 Football Season On August 24

    As we take a look at the Hannibal Pirates football program, we go inside the numbers surrounding HHS.

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    As we take a look at the Hannibal Pirates football program, we go inside the numbers surrounding HHS.

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  • Gridiron Preview: Brown County Hornets Prep For 2018 Season On The Gridiron

    Gridiron Preview: Brown County Hornets Prep For 2018 Season On The Gridiron

    Brown County Hornets Ready For 2018 Football SeasonBrown County Hornets Ready For 2018 Football Season

    The Brown County Hornets have a proud tradition of excellence on the prep gridiron. 

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    The Brown County Hornets have a proud tradition of excellence on the prep gridiron. 

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  • Gridiron Preview: Hawks Of Central Lee High In The Spotlight On Wednesday

    Gridiron Preview: Hawks Of Central Lee High In The Spotlight On Wednesday

    CLHS Hawks Look Sharp During Day 3 Of Football DrillsCLHS Hawks Look Sharp During Day 3 Of Football Drills
    CLHS Hawks Look Sharp During Day 3 Of Football DrillsCLHS Hawks Look Sharp During Day 3 Of Football Drills
    Central Lee High School's football team is working hard this week trying to set the right tempo to help them endure in the heat and humidity. CLHS will host the Bloodhounds of Ft. Madison in their season opener on August 24. WGEM Sports checked in with the Hawks head coach to get some insight on the team during Day 3 of official drills,More >>
    Central Lee High School's football team is working hard this week trying to set the right tempo to help them endure in the heat and humidity. CLHS will host the Bloodhounds of Ft. Madison in their season opener on August 24. WGEM Sports checked in with the Hawks head coach to get some insight on the team during Day 3 of official drills,More >>
  • Gridiron Preview: Unity Mustangs Counting On Senior Leadership In 2018

    Gridiron Preview: Unity Mustangs Counting On Senior Leadership In 2018

    Mustangs Of  Unity Ready To Run Past OpponentsMustangs Of Unity Ready To Run Past Opponents

    At Unity High, Mustang fans well remember the fast start that the "Maroon and White" started out on last season on the prep gridiron by winning their first 3 games.  The 2017 team followed that up by losing their next 4 games in a row in route to posting a (5-5) overall record. this year, the seniors hope to direct this team to a more consistent level of performance on the turf. The Mustangs open their 2018 season on August 24 against Greenfield-Northwestern.

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    At Unity High, Mustang fans well remember the fast start that the "Maroon and White" started out on last season on the prep gridiron by winning their first 3 games.  The 2017 team followed that up by losing their next 4 games in a row in route to posting a (5-5) overall record. this year, the seniors hope to direct this team to a more consistent level of performance on the turf. The Mustangs open their 2018 season on August 24 against Greenfield-Northwestern.

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  • Gridiron Preview: Central Lee Hawks Ready To Soar In 2018

    Gridiron Preview: Central Lee Hawks Ready To Soar In 2018

    Hawks Of Central Lee Ready To Take Flight In The Prep Football RanksHawks Of Central Lee Ready To Take Flight In The Prep Football Ranks

    The Hawks of Central Lee High School will kickoff their season August 24 against Fort Madison in southeast Iowa.

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    The Hawks of Central Lee High School will kickoff their season August 24 against Fort Madison in southeast Iowa.

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  • Gridiron Preview: Unity Mustangs Returning To Action With Experience Up Front

    Gridiron Preview: Unity Mustangs Returning To Action With Experience Up Front

    Unity Mustangs Ready For 2018 SeasonUnity Mustangs Ready For 2018 Season

    At  Unity High School, excitement is in the air concerning the start of the 2018 high school football season that gets underway in less than 3 weeks for the Mustangs.  Second year head coach Conner McLaughlin has a bevy of starters returning from last years (5-5) team. The Mustangs have four seniors lining up on the offensive and defensive line this season this season. UHS also has two capable players fighting for the top quarterback spot...

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    At  Unity High School, excitement is in the air concerning the start of the 2018 high school football season that gets underway in less than 3 weeks for the Mustangs.  Second year head coach Conner McLaughlin has a bevy of starters returning from last years (5-5) team. The Mustangs have four seniors lining up on the offensive and defensive line this season this season. UHS also has two capable players fighting for the top quarterback spot...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Monroe City

    Gridiron Preview: Monroe City

    Monroe City practiced Tuesday as they prepare to defend their Class 1 State Title.Monroe City practiced Tuesday as they prepare to defend their Class 1 State Title.
    Monroe City practiced Tuesday as they prepare to defend their Class 1 State Title.Monroe City practiced Tuesday as they prepare to defend their Class 1 State Title.

    The Monroe City Panthers began their  quest to repeat as Class 1 state champs this week.  The Panthers return 12 starters from last years squad and although the team has made it all the way to the Class 1...

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    The Monroe City Panthers began their  quest to repeat as Class 1 state champs this week.  The Panthers return 12 starters from last years squad and although the team has made it all the way to the Class 1...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Palmyra

    Gridiron Preview: Palmyra

    Palmyra is feeling confident after finishing 9-3 last season.Palmyra is feeling confident after finishing 9-3 last season.
    Palmyra is feeling confident after finishing 9-3 last season.Palmyra is feeling confident after finishing 9-3 last season.

    The WGEM Sports Gridiron Previews roll on towards opening kickoff. Tuesday there was a stop in Missouri with the Palmyra Panthers who return a squad that's hoping to be smarter, stronger, and ready to go as we countdown...

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    The WGEM Sports Gridiron Previews roll on towards opening kickoff. Tuesday there was a stop in Missouri with the Palmyra Panthers who return a squad that's hoping to be smarter, stronger, and ready to go as we countdown...

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  • Gridiron Preview: QND, Quincy, Hannibal, Fort Madison

    Gridiron Preview: QND, Quincy, Hannibal, Fort Madison

    Hannibal began practice Monday as they look to improve on last year's 6-5 record.Hannibal began practice Monday as they look to improve on last year's 6-5 record.

    The football season is just a few short weeks away and the WGEM Sports team hit the ground running on day one of practice with Gridiron Previews. In this edition you'll get a live look at QND's practice...

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    The football season is just a few short weeks away and the WGEM Sports team hit the ground running on day one of practice with Gridiron Previews. In this edition you'll get a live look at QND's practice...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Live Interview with QND's Nathan Obert

    Gridiron Preview: Live Interview with QND's Nathan Obert

    Nathan Obert breaks down the outlook for QND during their first practice Monday.Nathan Obert breaks down the outlook for QND during their first practice Monday.

    The Quincy Notre Dame Football team began practice Friday and there was lots of energy in the air.  Tony Cornish, Jr. caught up with senior wide receiver and team captain Nathan Obert to discuss the team continuing...

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    The Quincy Notre Dame Football team began practice Friday and there was lots of energy in the air.  Tony Cornish, Jr. caught up with senior wide receiver and team captain Nathan Obert to discuss the team continuing...

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  • Gridiron Preview: Live Look at QND First Practice with Jack Cornell

    Gridiron Preview: Live Look at QND First Practice with Jack Cornell

    QND began preparing Mondayfor their first game coming up on August 24th.QND began preparing Mondayfor their first game coming up on August 24th.

    High school football practice started all around the Tri-States on Monday and WGEM Sports was on the scene to take in the QND Raiders first day of drills. Sports director Tony Cornish, Jr. caught up with...

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    High school football practice started all around the Tri-States on Monday and WGEM Sports was on the scene to take in the QND Raiders first day of drills. Sports director Tony Cornish, Jr. caught up with...

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