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TRRT Game of the Week: Genoa-Kingston clips Stillman Valley

Staff Report STILLMAN VALLEY, Ill. - The Stillman Valley Cardinals will share the Big Northern Conference football title with Byron and Genoa-Kingston, after falling to the Cogs 18-7 here Friday.  Stillman Valley, Bryon and Genoa-Kingston each finished the regular season 8-1 and qualified for the IHSA playoffs. Week 9 Scoreboard NIC-10 Harlem 55, Auburn 12 Boylan 50, East 8 Hononegah 33, Jefferson 8 Belvidere North 34, Freeport 23 Guilford 14, Belvidere 13 Big Northern…

TRRT Game of the Week: Harlem handles Belvidere, earns playoff spot

Staff Report BELVIDERE - The Harlem Huskies powered past the Belvidere Bucs 42-3 in NIC-10 Conference football action here Friday.  Harlem improves to 6-2 on the season while the Bucs fall to 0-8. The Huskies close out the regular season next Friday at home against Harlem. Belvidere travels to Guilford (0-8).  Week 8 Scoreboard NIC-10 *Harlem 42, Belvidere 3 Belvidere North 35, Guilford 0 Boylan 42, Freeport 0 Hononegah 57, Auburn 34 Jefferson 36, East 34 Big Northern Byron…

TRRT Game of the Week: Boylan survives Harlem 21-13

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The No. 4 Boylan Titans remained unbeaten by holding off the Harlem Huskies 21-13 in NIC-10 Conference football action here Friday. It was a back-and-forth contest with zeros on the board for most of the first half, hinting at a low-scoring affair. Even after Harlem made it 7-0 at halftime, both teams struggled to solve each other's defense. Boylan managed to livened things up for its homecoming crowd halfway through the third quarter. That's when…

TRRT Game of the Week: Big second half leads to Boylan rout of Hononegah

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKTON - The clash between the Hononegah Indians and visiting Boylan Titans was a stalemate of gladiators in the first two quarters of their NIC-Conference football game here Friday.  No so much in the second half. Boylan's offense exploded for 34 unanswered points while its defense shut down quarterback Payton Mather to cruise to a 55-21 rout.  The Titans found the end zone first after Hononegah fumbled on its own 29-yard line. The turnover set up an…

TRRT Game of the Week: Boylan knocks off Auburn

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - There are now only two unbeaten football teams in the NIC-10 Conference after Boylan dropped previously unbeaten Auburn 29-6 at John W. Wyeth Stadium Friday.  As they did last week against Belvidere, the Titans struck first and jumped out to an early first-half lead and never relinquished it. Boylan led 21-0 at halftime before stopping Auburn for a safety that made it 23-6 late in the third quarter. The Titans tacked on six more in the fourth by falling…

TRRT Game of the Week: Boylan rolls Belvidere

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Boylan Titans showed why they are No. 5 in Class 5A by steamrolling Belvidere 49-7 in NIC-10 Conference football action here Friday. The Titans went to work quickly, as quarterback John Starck hit Xavier Bryant on an 11-yard scoring strike to cap a quick scoring drive in the first minutes of the opening frame. It was all Boylan from there. The Titans scored all of their 49 points before halftime. Starck finished 8-14 for 180 yards and two TDs.…

TRRT Game of the Week: Auburn edges Freeport in NIC-10 football action

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - A strong defensive showing kept Freeport in the game, but turnovers ultimately did the Pretzels in as they fell to Auburn 14-2 at John W. Wyeth Stadium Friday. It was a tug-of-war in the first half; the only points on the board came from a safety after a strong Pretzel defense pinned Auburn in its own end zone. Freeport also intercepted the Knights three times but couldn't muster an offensive scoring drive. Holding onto the ball was also a problem for…

TRRT Game of the Week: Hononegah squeaks by Harlem

By Jim Hagerty Reporter MACHESNEY PARK - The Hononegah Indians capitalized on two fourth-quarter penalties and a costly Harlem mistake to squeak past the Huskies 33-30 in NIC-10 Conference football here Friday. The Indians struck first on a 16-yard touchdown run by Christian Gomez early in the first quarter. Lucas Hale scored the two-point conversion to give Hononegah the 8-0 lead. A 13-yard pass from James Cooper Jr. to Brandt Hixson was Harlem's answer. The two-point conversion made…

Former Boylan star QB Demry Croft charged with rape in Tennessee

By Jim Hagerty Reporter NASHVILLE -  Former Boylan High School quarterback Demry Croft has been removed from the Tennessee State University football team after being charged with rape.  The story broke locally Tuesday, Aug. 20, after the Tennessean reported Croft was charged with six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The Rock River Times confirmed the reports and was informed that the alleged offense occurred last December and reported April 4.  According to documents,…