The Galesburg community and especially the Galesburg athletic community lost what one person describes as a “force” recently.
They didn’t have the lead for the entire game — until it mattered.
All scores listed here are finals
Galesburg 35 – Quincy 28 OT
Stark County 32 – United 6
Princeville 41 – Mid-County 7
Rushville Industy 22 – West Prairie 6
Abingdon/Avon 50 – Elmwood/Brimfield 29
Mercer County 43 – West Central 8
Peoria Richwoods 14 – Alleman 2
Knoxville 21 – South Fulton 19
Rock Island 21 – Moline 20
Annawan-Wethersfield 61 – Ridgewood 6
The GHS Silver Streaks fought hard to beat Quincy 35-28 Friday night. Galesburg never lead until the game went in to overtime, but they never gave up either. They kept tying it up every time Quincy answered back with their own TD’s. Once in overtime, Galesburg scored off of their first play and lead for the first time 35-28. Possession then went to the Blue Devils and they fumbled on their first play and the Streaks quickly recovered thus ending the game and winning it for Galesburg. This makes the streaks eligible for the play-offs and this is the first time in 23 years that Galesburg got a piece of the conference championship. This as well as the new Van Dyke field being dedicated tonight makes this night an extremely special one. The Streaks will play again next Friday against Peoria Central.
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Two teams that were perennial bottom-feeders in the Western Big 6 Conference football standings will be playing with a lot on the line tonight.
Practice rounds are being played today in Bloomington/Normal and Decatur, as the best high school golfers in the state are preparing for the opening of the IHSA state tournaments tomorrow.
The Galesburg School Board last night re-approved an agreement with the Knox County YMCA regarding the use of the “Y’s” soccer fields.
Galesburg High School is home to the boys sectional golf champions, after coach Steve Cheeseman’s team edged Morton for the title in Champaign yesterday.
The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team has qualified for the national tournament for the third straight year.