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IHSA Playoffs
U-High surges past Streaks
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 5A bracket.
    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.
    GHS battled 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. Both
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.
    U-High out-rushed the Streaks 236 to 86. GHS was whistled for 10 penalties to U-High's five. Both teams lost two fumbles.
Freshmen Streaks 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 them 16-6.
    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.
    The young 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 Playoffs.
Richwoods improved to 7-2, with both their losses coming early in the regular season as they did last year.
    On a 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 quarter.
    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 penalty.
    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.
    The 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 quarter.
    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 1-5-2 record.
Quincy snaps 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 at 3-5.
    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.
    After a scoreless third quarter, GHS would eventually tie the score on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Isaacson to Will Anderson. Laird's

P.A.T. would make it 14-14 with over 11 minutes remaining.
    Neither team 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 kick.
    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.
Quincy rolls 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.
    The 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.
    In the 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.
Rocks' fast 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 night.
    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.
    The Streaks 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 interesting.
    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 game.
    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 by Luke

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 pass

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.
    The Streak sophomores, now 1-1-1 in conference and 1-3-1 on the season, will travel with the varsity to Rock Island next Friday.
Streak 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.
U.T. 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 morning.
    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.
    GHS' 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.
Streaks overcome Panthers
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 the score.
    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.
    GHS 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 the P.A.T.
    Next Friday, the GHS varsity will host undefeated Alleman in conference play.
GHS 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.
    A fumble 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.
    On 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 outcome.
    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 quarter.
    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.
    Moline finally 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 the half.
    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.
    The score 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 penalty.
    The Streak sophomores, 0-2 on the season, will travel with the varsity to Moline Friday night.
Peoria High rolls over GHS freshmen
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 rout.
    With the loss, the Streak freshmen fell to 0-3 on the early campaign.
    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 second period.
    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.
    Next 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 Field.

    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.
    Peoria High 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 24-21.
    Morton grabbed the early lead in the contest with 38-yard field goal by Connor Kindred with 5:31 left in the first quarter.
    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 quarter.
    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 at 18-18.
    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 defense.
    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.
Morton rolls 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 40-point blow-out.
    GHS' lone score came in the second quarter on a 12-yard run by Devyn McBride. The potentially tying two-point conversion failed.
    This coming Friday, the GHS freshmen will travel to Morton to play prior to the varsity game, starting at 5 p.m.
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.
    Senior Jonathan Mixon dashed 66 yards on the Streaks' opening drive to give the Streaks 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 15-7.
    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. 
    Next Friday, the Streaks will travel to Morton for another non-conference game.
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 39-8.
    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.
    GHS finally 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.
    Next Saturday, the Streak sophomores will play their home opener against Morton. The start time will be 11:00 a.m. at VanDyke Field.
12th Man Scrimmage
Streaks to 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 football team.
    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 (
Annie Glidden Road) and follow it north to Dresser Road. Turn right (east) on Dresser and the high school will be on the left. Allow approximately two and a half hours for the trip.