10/26 - (BLOOMINGTON) The playoff run for GHS' varsity football
team was a short one as they fell to top-seeded and fifth-ranked
Normal University High 27-6 in the first round of the IHSA Class
The Streaks, who had qualified for the first time
since 2002, finished the 2012 campaign 5-5.
|U-High, now 10-0, will
travel to Washington for the second round.
tough defensively throughout the contest against a potent
Pioneer offense, but struggled offensively. They intercepted
three U-High passes in the game and trailed just 6-0 at the
half, before the Pioneers scored a pair of touchdowns to take
command in the third quarter.
U-High took advantage of a
Streaks' turnover to score with 9:49 left in the first quarter.
Quarterback Arion Worthman, who rushed 113 yards and passed for
the same in the contest, scored on a 15-yard sprint. U-High went
for the two-point conversion, but failed.
Worthman tossed a pair
of touchdown passes in the third quarter. He hit Dylan Farney
for a 23-yard score and Kane Wildermurth for a 40-yard strike.
touchdowns were accompanied with a Luke Otto P.A.T. kick.
In the fourth quarter, the Pioneers extended their lead to 27-0
with a Bryan Sengsay two-yard run.
GHS' lone touchdown came late
in the contest on a 10-yard run by Travon Diggins. The Streaks
went for the two-point conversion, but did not succeed. U-High
recovered the ensuing on-side kick.
out-rushed the Streaks 236 to 86. GHS was whistled for 10
penalties to U-High's five. Both teams lost two fumbles.
fall to Richwoods
10/20 - All the scoring was done in the first quarter of
Saturday's freshmen football game between Peoria Richwoods and
GHS. Unfortunately, for the home team, the Knights out-scored
With the loss, the GHS freshmen finish their 2012
campaign 2-7. Richwoods got on the scoreboard first on a 30-yard
run by Khalil Adams with 8:35 left in the opening period. Tre
Hendon scored the two-point conversion to make it 8-0.
Streaks answered that score with one of their own a couple
minutes later. Nick Miyler hooked up with Josh Eiker for a
56-yard scoring pass. The conversion attempt failed, leaving GHS
trailing 8-6 with 5:40 left in the quarter. Before the end of
the first quarter, Richwoods scored on a pass play of their own.
D.J. Gillespie hit Admans for a 32-yard touchdown. Spencer
Westhafer scored the two-point conversion.
With all that first
quarter scoring out of the way, the two teams settled into a
scoreless defensive battle the rest of the way on a muddy field.
Richwoods runs past Streaks
10/19 - Defending state runner-up Peoria Richwoods looked like a
State-caliber squad Friday night as they raced to a 28-3 victory
over the GHS varsity football team.
With the loss, the Streaks
fell to 5-4 on the season, but will likely qualify for the IHSA
|Richwoods improved to 7-2, with both their losses
coming early in the regular season as they did last year.
rainy Senior Night, the Streaks fumbled on their first
possession and shortly after found themselves behind what would
prove to be the rest of the way. The Knights piled up over 400
rushing yards and jumped out to a 21-3 lead at the half.
Kendrick Foster, who has committed to the University of Illinois
carried the load for Richwoods with 296 rushing yards, five
receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Knights' quarterback Mikail
Davis got his team on the scoreboard with an eight-yard
touchdown run with 6:47 left in the quarter. Jeremye Johnson put
Richwoods ahead 14-0 on a nine-yard TD run with 3:15 left in the
Foster's first TD came on an 80-yard burst with 8:29
left in the second quarter. He would get the
only score in the second half with 2:40 left in the
third quarter. He did have an 80-yard punt return called by
GHS' only score was a
24-yard field goal by Tanner Laird in the second quarter after
the Streaks mounted a drive that stalled deep in Richwoods'
territory. The Streaks would have another drive in the second
half, but were compelled by the score to go for it on fourth
down instead of attempting the field goal.
Fast start sends Richwoods past sophs
10/19 - Spotting Peoria Richwoods a 21-0 lead in the first quarter
proved to be the downfall for GHS' sophomore football team as
they lost their final game of the season 46-30 at home.
Knights took advantage of a Streaks turnover to get on the
scoreboard with 8:24 left in the quarter. Julian Hendricks
caught a touchdown pass from Tristan Howes. Mitchell Zagardo
added the P.A. T. kick to make it 7-0, Knights. On their next
possession Richwoods got a 23-yard TD run from Christian
Johnson. The P.A.T. kick made it 14-0. With 49 seconds left in
the quarter, the Knights scored their third TD on a run by
Keeton. The P.A.T. ran the score to 21-0 going into the second
GHS got on the scoreboard with 6:48 left in the half on
a four-yard run by Tevin Taylor. J.J. Range scored the two-point
conversion to cut the Streaks' deficit to 21-8. Richwoods
answered with another Keeton TD with about three minutes left in
the half to make it 28-8. The Streaks immediately answered with
a 49-yard TD run by Range and a Chris Anderson two-point
conversion dash, making it 28-16.
Yet another TD would be scored
by Richwoods before intermission. Keeton scored on a 46-yard
burst and the P.A.T. klick failed to make it 34-16 at the half.
In the second half, it was more scoring with both teams getting
two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter. GHS trimmed their
deficit to 34-22 with a 29-yard TD run by Anderson with 8:57
left. Keeton answered for Richwoods with a one-yard plunge.
Taylor scored the next Streak TD on a two-yard run with 3:32
left to make it 40-30, but that wasn't the end of the scoring as
Richwoods found the end zone again with 1:27 left on a 41-yard
run by Johnson.
GHS' sophomores finished the 2012 season with a
freshmen win streak
10/13 - (QUINCY) Hoping to extend their modest winning streak to
three, GHS' freshmen football team simply couldn't muster the
offense on a soggy Saturday morning at Quincy in a 14-6 loss.
The lone Streak touchdown came in the third quarter and was the
only score of the second half. Devyn McBride scored on a
four-yard run. Quincy had two scoring drives. The Blue Devils
grabbed an 8-0 lead in the first quarter and added another TD in
the second for a 14-0 halftime advantage.
The GHS freshmen (2-6)
will finish their season at home next Saturday with an 11 a.m.
contest against Peoria Richwoods.
Streaks stop Quincy in overtime
10/12 - O'Brian Allen stopped Quincy's Maique Robbins on a
potential game-winning two-conversion run in the second
overtime, here Friday night, to secure a 28-27 victory for the
GHS varsity football team.
With the Western Big 6 win, the
Streaks finished third in the final conference standings and
more importantly kept their post-season hopes alive. They will
take a 5-3 record into next Friday's
home finale against Peoria Richwoods. For Quincy the failed two-point conversion
effectively puts the Blue Devils out of play-off consideration
For the Streaks, the story was their persistence as they
had to come from behind to force overtime. Quincy
scored twice in
the first half on a
59-yard run by Robbins in the first quarter and a 75-yard dash
by Jordan Osborne. After those two long scores, the Streaks held
Quincy scoreless for the rest of regulation.
A pass interference
call in the end zone on fourth down play led to Peyton
Isaacson's one-yard touchdown plunge with eight seconds left in
the first half and with Tanner Laird's P.A.T. kick, the Streaks
trailed 14-7 at the half.
scoreless third quarter, GHS would eventually tie the score on a 15-yard
touchdown pass from Isaacson to Will Anderson. Laird's
would make it 14-14 with over 11 minutes remaining.
would win the game in regulation, so in the first overtime, Quincy went first
from the 10-yard line. Robbins scored on a three-yard run on the
Blue Devils' second play. GHS answered on Isaacson's one-yard
quarterback sneak. The Streaks re-tied the score with Laird's
The Streaks had to go first in the second overtime. Travon
Diggins gave GHS the lead with a 10-yard touchdown run. Quincy
then matched the touchdown on a one-yard run from Robbins. After
a timeout by the Streaks, Robbins' conversion run was stuffed in
the backfield by Allen.
past GHS sophomores
10/12 - It was a struggle Friday for GHS' sophomore football team
as they dropped a 40-12 decision to Quincy at VanDyke Field.
young Streaks had been playing well, but Quincy's offense was
able to put six scores on the scoreboard in the loss. The
setback left GHS sophs 1-2-2 against Western Big 6 opponents and
1-4-2 on the season.
Quincy got on the scoreboard with 3:15 left
in the first quarter on an eight-yard run by Calvin Smithson. A
two-point conversion made it 8-0. In the second quarter the
visitors added two more touchdowns and another two-point
conversion. Brody Francis scored both TDs on one and
three-yard runs to give Quincy a 22-0 lead at the half.
third quarter, the Blue Devils push their lead to 34-0 with two
more touchdowns. Bryce Unmisig scored on a 38-yard run and
Francis on a 23-yard dash.
Early in the fourth quarter, Chris
Anderson got the Streaks on the scoreboard with 44-yard
touchdown run. Smithson answered for Quincy with 3:21 left on a
one-yard burst to make the score 40-6. With nine seconds left in
the contest. Alex Marty recovered a fumble in the end zone after
a pass play to the goal line for another Streak touchdown which
cut the final deficit to 28 points.
Streak freshmen win again
10/6 - After losing their first five games and looking at the
prospects of a winless season, Coach Brad Swanson's GHS freshmen
football team posted their second straight victory Saturday,
topping Rock Island at home 6-0.
The young Streaks (2-5) scored
what proved to be the winning touchdown in the third quarter.
Nick Miyler scored on a one-yard run. The P.A.T. failed, but the
six points proved to be a enough on the cold Saturday morning.
Next up for GHS' freshmen will be an early morning affair at
Quincy next Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m.
start sinks Streaks
10/5 - (ROCK ISLAND) In a tale of two halves, league-leading Rock
Island did all their scoring in the first half and then held on
for a 28-16 victory over the GHS varsity football team Friday
With the loss, the Streaks fell to 2-2 in Western Big 6
play and 4-3 on the season. The Rocks extended their winning
streak to six games and they moved to 4-0 in league play and 6-1
on the season.
After a big kick-off return to mid field, Rock
Island made it look easy as they put a touchdown on the
scoreboard in the first minute of the game. A 21-yard scoring
pass from Rocks' quarterback
||Zach Chapman to
Iowa-recruit Derrick Willies came with 11:13 left in the
quarter. Tony Ntiriniga kicked the P.AT. to make it 7-0.
On their next
possession, the Rocks struck again. After a big play, Chapman
hit Quinton Holmes for a six-yard TD pass. Ntiriniga added the
P.AT. to make it 14-0 with 7:52 still remaining in the period.
GHS survived the rest of the first quarter without allowing
Rocky another score and made it through the first four
minutes of the second quarter until the hosts found
the end zone. Brandon Richardson capped the next Rock Island
scoring drive with an eight-yard run with 7:48 left in the half.
A blocked GHS
punt helped Rock Island to another score with 2:35 left in the
half. Chapman scored on a quarterback sneak from one yard out.
Ntiringa's fourth P.A.T. kick put the Rocks up 28-0.
answered the Rock Island score in final minutes with a drive
deep enough into opponent territory to yield a 30-yard Tanner
Laird field goal just before the half.
In the second half, GHS'
defense basically held Rock Island at bay. They Streaks got
their first touchdown with 7:06 left in the third quarter on a
Travon Diggins two-yard run. With Laird's P.A. T. kick, the
deficit was cut to 28-10 with enough time left to make it
Unfortunately, the Streaks' final score of the
night came with just 33 seconds remaining in the contest.
Sophomore J.J. Range scored from one yard out. The Streaks went
for two and were not successful. An onside kick was fielded by
Rocky's Willies and the Rocks ran out the clock for the win.
Next Friday, the Streaks will host Quincy (1-3, 3-4) in their
final conference game of the season.
Sophomores tie with Rock Island
10/5 - (ROCK ISLAND) For the second time this season, GHS'
sophomore football team has tied a Western Big 6 opponent.
Friday, the young Streaks tied host Rock Island 8-8, with both
scores coming in the third quarter of the contest.
GHS broke the
scoreless tie with a 32-yard touchdown run by J.J. Range with
5:39 left in the third quarter. Chris Anderson ran in the
two-point conversion to put the Streaks up 8-0. Rock Island
answered with their only score of the game. Prince Gbeddeh broke
free for a 55-yard TD run with 3:44 left in the period. Tre'Mone
Nimmers-Ryan scored the two-point conversion to knot the score.
GHS turned back another potential Rock Island scoring drive
after that and had some chances offensively before the game
ended in a draw.
With the tie, the Streak sophomores move to
1-1-2 against Western Big 6 opponents and 1-3-2 on the season.
Alleman shuts down Streaks
9/28 - Alleman left Galesburg 6-0 Friday night after putting on an
impressive defensive performance. The Pioneers posted a 21-0
Western Big 6 win over the GHS varsity football team, holding
the Streaks' offense in check.
With the loss, GHS' varsity fell
to 2-1 in Western Big 6 play and 4-2 on the season. They will
travel to Rock Island next Friday for their final regular road
Alleman's first touchdown came with 3:05 left in the first
quarter. Sean Wetherell rushed eight yards for the touchdown
after the Pioneers drove the ball down the field. A Connor Whan
P.A.T. kick made it 7-0.
After a "killer" turnover deep in their
own territory, the Streaks surrendered another Alleman score on
the final play of the quarter. Tom Noe burst into the end zone
from six yards out and with Whan's P.A.T. It was 14-0 heading
into the second period.
Late in the half, Alleman added their
third and final score of the contest on a nifty 15-yard
touchdown pass from John Tracey to Adam Hoogerwerf. The Alleman
receiver's TD was relatively easy compared to two impressive
catches of his six that fueled Alleman drives.
Penalties plagued the
Streaks all night long, but they were able to hold Alleman
scoreless in the second half. The Streaks had a promising drive
in the second half, but stalled inside the 10.
Turnovers help Alleman beat sophs
9/28 - Some key turnovers proved to be the undoing for GHS'
sophomore football team Friday as they dropped their first game
against conference opponents 25-18 to Alleman.
After a scoreless
first quarter, Alleman scored first on a 14-yard touchdown run
Saskowski. David Lommell rushed for the two-point
conversion. GHS answered with an 80 yard touchdown run by J.J.
Range, but the two-point conversion failed, making the score 8-6
Alleman at the half.
The Streaks took the lead in the third
quarter on a 47-yard scoring pass from Jake Ferguson to Chris
Anderson. Once again, the conversion failed, making it 12-8,
Streaks heading into the fourth quarter. Alleman regained the
lead with 8:35 left in the game.
Andrew Lekowski scored on an
eight-yard run and Austin Gonzalez kicked the P.A.T. to make it
15-12 in favor of the Pioneers. On their next possession, after
a Streak fumble, Alleman scored on a one-yard run by Saskowski.
Another Gonzalez P.A.T. kick moved the Pioneer lead to 22-12.
GHS battled back with a 68-yard Ferguson to Tyler Podwojski TD
with 5:16 left, leaving the Streaks trailing 22-18. Alleman
tacked on a 27-yard field goal by Gonzalez on their ensuing
possession to make the final margin seven points.
sophomores, now 1-1-1 in conference and 1-3-1 on the season,
will travel with the varsity to Rock Island next Friday.
freshmen earn 1st victory
9/25 - (MOLINE) What has been a rough season for the GHS freshmen
football team got a little better Tuesday as they topped Alleman
26-20 on the road.
With the win, the young Streaks moved to 1-5
on the season. After the quick turnaround, the GHS freshmen will
have some time to prepare for their next game, October 6th
at home against Rock Island.
Josh Eiker scored the Streaks'
first touchdown of the game on a 65-yard pass play from Nick
Miyler, who was playing halfback. Miyler scored two more
touchdowns on a 70-yard run and a six-yard pass from Derek Ford.
Devyn McBride had the other Streak touchdown on a 15-yard run.
keeps Streak freshmen winless
9/22 - (EAST MOLINE) United Township scored a touchdown in each
quarter to defeat GHS' freshmen football team 28-12 Saturday
The young Streaks' scores came in the second and fourth
quarters. Josh Eiker got the first GHS touchdown on a 92-yard
pass play from Nick Miyler. The P.A.T. kick failed. In the
fourth quarter, Miyler picked up a fumble and ran 55 yards for a
touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt failed.
freshmen, now 0-5 on the season, will have a quick turnaround
this week as they take on Alleman Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the
Alleman Sports Complex in Moline.
9/21 - Homecoming usually takes a toll on a team's focus and
Friday night, the GHS varsity football battled through that and
a solid performance by United Township for a hard-fought 28-14
Western Big 6 victory.
With the Streaks' first home win of the
season, they improved to 4-1 and 2-0 in league play.
| U.T.'s Cody Vroman did not make things easy for GHS. The Panther running
back had big night only to be dwarfed by the Streaks' Jonathan
Mixon, who ran for over 300 yards. Vroman scored the first
touchdown of the game with 3:43 left in the first quarter. With
Louis Hill's P.A.T. kick, U.T. led 7-0.
The Streaks did
eventually answer the Panthers score with just 33 seconds left
in the first quarter. Peyton Isaacson scored on a one-yard
quarterback sneak. Tanner Laird kicked the extra point to tie
In the second quarter, Vroman scored another
touchdown on a 17-yard pass play from Nick Pearson. With Hill's
kick, the Panthers led again with 3:34 left in the half.
scored almost immediately on the ensuing possession. Mixon
dashed 73 yards for a touchdown. Laird's P.A.T. kick tied the
score. With just 18 seconds left in the half, Mixon scored
another touchdown on a one-yard plunge and Laird tacked on the
P.A.T. to make it 21-14 in favor of the Streaks at intermission.
The Streaks did not allow U.T. to score in the second half. They
added just one more touchdown late in the third quarter. Ben
Holloway caught a 15-yard TD pass from Isaacson and Laird kicked
Next Friday, the GHS varsity will host undefeated
Alleman in conference play.
sophomores earn 1st win
9/21 - After a typical Homecoming night start, the GHS sophomore
football team settled down and took control for a 22-13 victory
over United Township, here Friday night.
The win was the
Streaks' first of the season and improved their record to
1-2-1 overall and 1-0-1 against conference opponents.
on their first possession deep in their own territory put the
Streaks behind early in the contest. U.T. took advantage to
score on an Andrew Tynes four-yard run with 8:28 left in the
quarter. The successful P.A.T. kick made it 7-0, visitors.
GHS' next possession, they answered the Panthers' score with a
20-yard TD run by Chris Anderson. He also carried the tow-point
conversion to give the Streaks the lead 8-7.
In the second
quarter the Streaks extended their lead with another Anderson
rushing touchdown. The conversion attempt failed, GHS' sophs had
a 14-7 lead at the half.
The biggest play of the night came with
3:51 left in the third quarter when Anderson ran 96 yards for a
third touchdown. J.J. Range scored the two-point conversion to
make it 22-7.
U.T. would get one more score on a 17-yard pass
play to Caleb Moen. It got the Panthers closer, but
wasn't enough to affect the outcome.
Moline rolls past Streak freshmen
9/15 - GHS' freshmen football team managed more than one touchdown
Saturday, but it wasn't enough as the young Streaks fell to
Moline 35-13 at VanDyke Field.
For GHS' freshmen the loss was
their fourth of the season (0-4) and their first against Western
Big 6 teams.
Moline led most of the contest, but surrendered
scores to the Streaks in the second and fourth quarters. Nick
Miyler got GHS on the scoreboard with a one-yard run and Daniel
Garcia kicked the P.A.T. In the fourth quarter, Brett
Paul-Edwards broke free on a 40-yard run to give the Streaks
their second TD. The P.A.T. kick failed.
Streaks win WB 6 opener
9/14 - (MOLINE) The last time GHS' varsity football
team beat Moline was the fall of 1992. Bill Allison was the head
coach and none of the players in last Friday's game had been
born yet. However, streaks are made to be broken and Tim
Dougherty's Streaks did
just that, beating Moline 24-21 on the Maroons' Homecoming.
Moline put together an opening quarter drive to score first on a
Jared Requet 23-yard yard with
|3:19 left. Raquet kicked the
P.A.T. and the Maroons were up 7-0, briefly. On the very next
Streak possession, Peyton Isaacson hooked up with Ben Holloway
for a 73-yard scoring pass with 1:45 left in the period. Tanner
Laird tacked on the P.A.T. kick.
The Streaks took the lead for
good in the second quarter. Jonathan Mixon blocked, recovered
and returned a punt 21 yards for the go-ahead touchdown. With
Laird's kick, the Streaks took a 14-7 lead into the final
seconds of the half. A GHS drive deep into Moline territory just
before intermission resulted in a 25-yard field goal by Laird as
time expired, making the halftime score 17-14. That
field goal would eventually loom large in the
In the third
quarter, Holloway ran 39 yards for another GHS touchdown. With
Laird's kick, the Streaks took a 24-7 lead into the final
In the final 12 minutes, Moline mounted a comeback with
two touchdowns. Zack Fowler scored on a four-yard run with 11:04
left and with Requet's P.A.T. cut the deficit to 24-14. Moline
added another touchdown on a six-yard pass play from Marc
Achcraft to Jake Estell. The Maroons had the ball late in the
contest and were driving until Michael Moss intercepted a long
pass with 17.7 left. With no timeouts left, Moline watched GHS
take a knee and run the clock out for the win.
Next Friday, the
Streaks (3-1) will host United Township looking for a different
Homecoming game result and their first home victory.
Streak sophs tie with Moline
9/14 - (MOLINE) After taking a 22-8 lead midway through the third
quarter, GHS' sophomore football team could not turn back
Moline's rally and had to settle for a 22-22 tie, Friday night.
With the tie, the Streak sophs moved to 0-2-1 on the season and
0-0-1 against Western Big 6 opponents.
Two of the Streaks'
touchdown came directly from Moline turnovers, in fact, GHS led
8-0 at the quarter without running a regular offensive play.
Christian Powers scooped up a Maroon fumble
deep in Streak territory
and raced over 80 yards for the touchdown. Chris
Anderson ran in the two-point conversion.
In the second quarter,
with 4:07 left in the half, the Streaks scored the way same
again. This time Jake Ferguson scooped up another Moline fumble
and ran about 90 yards for the score. J.J. Range ran in the
two-point conversion to put the Streaks up 16-0.
got on the scoreboard very late in the second quarter. Andy
Wilczynski dashed five yards for the Moline touchdown. Quesan
Ford scored the two-point conversion to make the score 16-8 at
GHS' sophs began the second half with their only
successful drive of the game, capped by
Range's 12-yard TD run with 5:26 left in the
quarter. The two-point conversion pass failed. Moline answered
the Streaks' score with another Wilczynski touchdown run. He went 25 yards for the score.
Bradley Butcher ran in the two-point conversion to make it 22-6
with 3:45 left in the third quarter.
The score remained the same
heading into the final period. Moline eventually scored in the
final minutes, but could not get the P.A.T. to win the contest.
Next Friday, the GHS sophomores will host United Township in a 5
p.m. contest prior to the varsity match-up.
Peoria High tops sophomores
9/8 - GHS' sophomore football team took a thin lead into the
second half, but eventually saw Peoria High rally for a 16-2
victory, here Saturday afternoon.
A safety with 3:23 left in the
second quarter broke a scoreless tie and gave the Streaks a 2-0
lead at intermission. A host of GHS defenders stopped Peoria
High's Orlando Hernandez in the end zone in what shaped up to be
a defensive battle.
Midway through the third quarter, the
visiting Lions got on the scoreboard on a six-yard run by B.J.
Harris. Harris also burst in the end zone for the two-point
conversion to make it 8-2 in favor of Peoria High.
remained the same until midway through the fourth quarter.
Hernandez ran 40 yards for the Lions' second TD. He also scored
the two-point conversion. GHS had a golden opportunity to score
in the second half go be the wayside when Austin Heady caught
pass for an apparent touchdown that got called back on a
The Streak sophomores, 0-2 on the season, will travel
with the varsity to Moline Friday night.
Peoria High rolls over GHS
9/8 - Fred Bennett scored four touchdowns as Peoria High clobbered
the GHS freshmen, here Saturday morning. The young Lions scored
two touchdown in each of the first three quarters in a 42-7
With the loss, the Streak freshmen fell to 0-3 on the
Bennett's first TD came midway through the
opening period. With 1:39 left in the quarter Coleton Schrock
connected with Bennett for a 66-yard scoring pass. Bennett
scored the two-point conversion to make it 14-0 heading into the
With 7:46 left in the half, Bennett ran 61 yards
for his third TD and with just under a minute left until
intermission the Lions surged ahead 28-0 with a nine-yard TD
pass from Schrock to Ashton Bean. Kendal Mack caught the
two-point conversion pass.
In the second half, Mack scored a
touchdown three minutes into the third quarter. Bennett added
the two-point conversion. About two minutes later, the Lions got
their final score on an eight-yard run by Bennett. That made the
score 42-0 and started the running clock.
Early in the fourth
quarter, GHS got on the scoreboard. Brett Paul-Edwards scored a
TD on a two-yard run. Daniel Garcia added the P.A.T. kick.
Saturday, the GHS freshmen will host Moline at VanDyke Field.
Peoria High stops Streaks
9/7 - Looking for a 3-0 start, the GHS varsity football team hit a
bump in the road Friday night as they dropped a hard-fought
24-14 decision to Peoria High in the home opener at Van Dyke
The Streaks (2-1) had their chances against the Lions
(2-1), but could not capitalize at some crucial times. The
Streaks recovered a fumble and had interceptions by Travon
Diggins and Manny Valdez.
Peoria High slowed the GHS running
game and when the Streaks countered with some pass plays,
dropped balls proved costly. Jonathan Mixon, who rushed for 99
yards for the the Streaks, scored both touchdowns. The first was
on a 45-yard pass play from Peyton Isaacson and the other on a
39-yard run. Tanner Laird kicked both P.A.T.'s.
quarterback Eriq Baird had a big night. He was 14 of 17 in
passing for 160 yards and two touchdowns and he ran
for 76 yards and one touchdown. Kenquell Carter scored the Lions' other
touchdown on a seven-yard run. Peoria High converted no P.A.T.
or two-point conversion tries in the contest.
The Streaks, who
have not lost on the road this season, will open Western Big 6
play next Friday at Moline.
Streaks rally to beat Morton
8/31 - (MORTON) For the first time since 1982, GHS'
varsity football stands 2-0 after the first two games of the
season. The Streaks rallied the final minutes Friday night to defeat
Morton grabbed the early lead in the contest with
38-yard field goal by Connor Kindred with 5:31 left in the first
The Potters took that 3-0 lead into the second quarter
before GHS answered with a five-yard
||touchdown run by
Jonathan Mixon with 8:36 left in the half. The Streaks missed the P.A.T.
to lead 6-3 at intermission.
In the opening minute of the second
half, Mixon dashed 75 yards for another TD to give GHS a 12-3
lead. The Streaks would hold that lead until the wild fourth
With 11:36 left in the contest, Morton's Jack Compton
ran four yards for the first Potter TD. Kindred added the P.AT.
to make it 12-10. On the Streaks' ensuing possession, Travon
Diggins ran 76 yards of the next GHS score. Once again the
conversion attempt failed, leaving the
Streaks up 18-10. Morton answered with a two-yard
TD run by Jake Castleman with 8:47
left. The two-point conversion run by David Rossi tied the score
With 1:50 left in the game, Kindred kicked a 32-yard
field goal to lift Morton to a 21-18 lead. On the ensuing
kick-off, GHS' Ben Holloway returned the ball to midfield and on
the next play, Mixon went 50 yards for the go-ahead touchdown,
making the score 24-21. Morton drove deep into Streak territory
in the final minute, but eventually was stopped by the GHS
Mixon finished the rainy night, rushing for 255 yards
on 22 carries. Diggins had 116 yards.
Next Friday, the Streaks
will take on Peoria High in their first home game of the season.
past Streak freshmen
8/31 - (MORTON) GHS' freshmen football team dropped a 33-7
decision at Morton, Friday.
With the loss, the young Streaks
fell to 0-2 on the early season.
Down 14-0 at the half, there
was a glimmer of hope early in the third quarter as GHS' Aeden
Gebru recovered a Morton fumble and eventually set-up a 12-yard
touchdown run by Josh Eiker. Daniel Garcia added the P.A.T. kick
and the young Streaks trailed just 14-7.
On the next Morton
possession, a long touchdown run snuffed out the GHS rally
attempt. Morton would score two more times to make the final
margin 26 points.
Next Friday, the GHS freshmen will again play
in front of the varsity game at home against Peoria High.
3rd quarter woes sink Streak freshmen
8/25 - It was a third quarter to remember (or forget) for the GHS
freshmen football team Saturday as they dropped their season
opener to DeKalb 46-6 at Van Dyke Field.
DeKalb took a narrow
8-6 lead into the second half, but took advantage of some Streak
mistakes to score four touchdowns in the third quarter. The
young Barbs added one more score in the final period for the
GHS' lone score came in the second quarter on
a 12-yard run by Devyn McBride. The potentially tying two-point
This coming Friday, the GHS freshmen will
travel to Morton to play prior to the varsity game, starting at
Streaks top DeKalb in opener
8-24 - (DEKALB) A quick start and some solid defense in the second
half helped GHS' varsity football team defeat host DeKalb 22-13
in the season opener, Friday night.
Mixon dashed 66 yards on the Streaks' opening drive to give the
|lead. A Tanner Laird P.A.T. kick made it 7-0 less
than two and a half minutes into the contest. DeKalb would
answer on their first possession on a three-yard touchdown run
after big play sustained the drive. That score evened things up
at 7-7 heading into the second quarter.
Mixon, who finished with
292 rushing yards, scored on a 35-yard burst with 8:45 left in
the half, putting GHS back on top. Streak quarterback Peyton
Isaacson passed to Mixon for the two-point conversion, making it
DeKalb then mounted what would prove to be their last
scoring drive of the game. With just 49.6 seconds left in the
half, the Barbs' Dre Brown ran five yards
for the touchdown. DeKalb went for two to try to
match the Streaks but were stopped.
A scoreless third quarter followed and it remained a
two-point spread until late in the contest. Mixon eventually
scored on a 16-yard run and Laird converted the P.A.T. to make
it 22-13 with 2:22 left. DeKalb could not answer and had to
surrender the ball on downs in the final seconds.
the Streaks will travel to Morton for another non-conference
Rough start for Streak sophs
8/24 - (DEKALB) When the starting quarterback gets hurt in pre-game
warm-ups it's not a good omen for any team. That's exactly what
happened Friday as the GHS sophomore football team struggled in
their season opener at DeKalb. The host Barbs took the contest
After a relatively slow start DeKalb rolled to a 26-0
halftime advantage. They added another touchdown in the third
quarter and one more with 6:52 left in the game.
mounted their first successful drive of the game in the closing
minutes. With 2:29 left, J.J. Range dashed 12 yards to the end
zone and followed that with the two-point conversion run.
Saturday, the Streak sophomores will play their home opener
against Morton. The start time will be 11:00 a.m. at VanDyke
12th Man Scrimmage
open season at DeKalb
8/17 - Friday's "12th Man Scrimmage" at Meet the Streaks served as
dress rehearsal for next week's season opener for the GHS
The Streaks sophomores and varsity will travel to
DeKalb to take on the Barbs in a non-conference game. DeKalb is
an opponent new to GHS on the gridiron, although the schools
have met in several other sports in recent years.
The game will
be played at the new DeKalb High School located at 501 Dresser
Road. For those Streak fans making the trip, the drive is an
easy one. They should take I-74 to I-88, which becomes a tollway
at Dixon. Use the first DeKalb exit (