WGEM Sports At Six: Friday (August 12) Unity-Payson Mustangs Football Team Set To Close Out Week One Of Fall Practice On The Turf In Mendon And QHS Wide Receiver Adon Byquist Sidelined Until Next Week At Flinn Memorial Stadium
“Sports Extra” Set To Focus In On Area Prep Football Teams In Missouri & Illinois Tonight At Ten
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - The Mustangs of Unity-Payson opened Fall football practices up on the gridiron this past Monday in Mendon with high hopes that their 2022 campaign on the turf would turn out to be a successful season. Last year, the Mustangs posted a (6-3) slate. UHS head coach Matt Woodworth, a proud 1999 Unity HS graduate, took timeout to offer WGEM’s Brendan Reidy some insight on the challenges ahead, and the players now in line to meet those challenges in Mustangs Country. We’ll have the story from Mendon, Illinois.
Just two days into Fall Camp, the Blue Devils football team at Quincy High experienced an unexpected setback to one of their top offensive threats. Junior Adon Byquist has been sidelined until the beginning of next week by team doctors/trainers. The former starting QB at QHS, who accounted for over 1100 yards passing, and over 400 yards rushing (and 21 total TD’s) in 2021, was apparently injured during practice on Tuesday. The WGEM Sports-Cam caught up with the dual offensive threat during practice this morning at Flinn Memorial Stadium to get an update on his status with the teams season-opener just 14 days away.
Coming up tonight on a special “Football Friday Night” edition of “Sports Extra” on WGEM, will check in on the football team at Camp Point Central. Head coach Brad Dixon is excited about this years group of “Freaks” led by senior running back Isaac Genenbacher. We’ll also have details on senior quarterback Trey Countryman and the Cardinals of South Shelby, as well as, the Raiders of North Shelby. We’ll also check in with one of Quincy High’s top senior linebackers, Sawyer Mulherin. Mulherin is very upbeat concerning the way practices have progressed for the QHS D-Unit so far this week in “The Gem City.”
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