WGEM Sports At Six: Friday (July 29) Quincy Gems Set To Face The Burlington Bees On The Road Tonight And The Hannibal Pirates Football Team Heading To Troy For A Date On The MSHSAA Gridiron

GLVC Pre-Season Football Poll Released And The Hawks Of QU Are Projected to Finish Out Of the Top 5
Quincy Gems Headed To The Hawkeye State To Take On The Burlington Bees Under The Lights
Quincy Gems Headed To The Hawkeye State To Take On The Burlington Bees Under The Lights
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 2:06 AM CDT
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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -The (8-11) Quincy Gems boarded their team bus bound for Burlington, Iowa at 3:00 p.m. sharp this afternoon hopeful that they would be able to post a win against the struggling (2-8) Bees at Community Field. The Gems dropped a tough 12-4 decision, at home Thursday night, against Alton. The setback dropped Quincy’s record in the last ten games to (4-6). Burlington meanwhile is on life-support and in the midst of a staggering 8-game losing skid. We’ll check in with Gems infielder Dayson Croes (QU Hawks), outfielder Bennett Eltoft (Southern Illinois), and pitcher Connor Schwindeler (John Wood) about facing (7-13) Burlington on the Prospect League diamond.

The Hannibal Pirates are set to be a part of a five team field set to scrimmage on the gridiron starting at 7:00 p.m. There is also no official word regarding just how many snaps 4-Star running back Aneyas Williams may see during the scrimmage. We’ll check in with Pirates head coach Jeff Gschwender about what road he’ll take in regards to issuing play time to his starters, and also calling plays against an opponent that the “Red & Black” will face on the road in September.

In college football news and notes from the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), earlier today it was announced that the Quincy University football team, receiving 14 points, was picked to finish 6th in the 2022 GLVC Preseason Poll. the poll was released during the10th Annual GLVC Football Kickoff in Lebanon, Illinois.

The University of Indianapolis, the seven-time conference champion, was unanimously selected to win the GLVC Championship. The Bulldogs of Truman State (31 votes) were selected to finish second in the conference followed by McKendree (22 votes), Southwest Baptist (20 votes), and the Miners of Missouri S&T (18 votes).

The Quincy University Hawks will open the 2022 football season on Thursday, September 1 at QU Stadium against Glenville State College.

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