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AFC, West Carroll pick up first wins of season

Eastland-Pearl City's Cody Kluck is caught by Polo's Kevin Cheesman at 1-yard line during Kluck's first punt Friday night in  Polo. EPC scored soon after, and went on to win 58-14.
Eastland-Pearl City's Cody Kluck is caught by Polo's Kevin Cheesman at 1-yard line during Kluck's first punt Friday night in Polo. EPC scored soon after, and went on to win 58-14.

David Zinke’s second touchdown run Friday, a 52-yarder midway through the fourth quarter, provided the necessary cushion to give the AFC Raiders their first win of the season, 28-20 over Orangeville at Mel Barron Field.

Zinke ran for 113 yards and also completed his lone pass for 22 yards, while Jake Chapman’s team-high 115 yards included a 54-yard scoring scamper. Riley Stephens had 66 rushing yards, most coming on the 56-yard TD run that opened AFC’s big-play night just over a minute into the game.

Jacob Hilliker added 76 yards on 2-for-3 passing, and Troy Mairs had two receptions for 77 yards for the Raiders (1-5, 1-4 NUIC Upstate).

Hunter Asche ran for 228 yards and two scores, the second of which came from 48 yards out with 6:14 to play, to get the Broncos (2-4, 1-4) to within eight.

Stockton 64, Milledgeville 8: The Missiles were outrushed 478-33 in a lopsided loss to the defending Class 1A state runners-up at Floyd Daub Field.

Devin Biller scored the lone touchdown for Milledgeville (1-5, 1-4 NUIC Upstate) midway through the third quarter. He led the Missiles with 37 yards, and was one of only two Milledgeville rushers to finish in positive figures. Jordan
Harris completed 10 of his 23 passes for 106 yards.

Colton Broshous ran for 268 yards and three touchdowns for the Blackhawks (6-0, 6-0), while Aric Jordan added 146 rushing yards and three more scores. Stockton led 46-0 at halftime.

Eastland-Pearl City 58, Polo 14: The Wildcatz (6-0) secured a playoff berth and stayed unbeaten in the process, rolling past the Marcos (2-4) in an NUIC crossover game in Polo.

West Carroll 32, South Beloit 14: The Thunder scored 18 unanswered points to pull away at home for their first victory of the season.

Brandon Sturtevant had a pair of touchdown runs in the first half, and the score was tied at 14 at halftime. But third-quarter scoring runs by Sturtevant and Mason VanHook gave West Carroll (1-5, 1-4 NUIC Northwest) a two-score lead, then Anthony Barr returned a fumble 21 yards for a TD to seal the win with 3:18 left.

Sturtevant ran for 129 yards, while VanHook added 42 rushing yards. Shaun Magill ran for 55 yards and threw for 81 more on 6-for-10 passing, with Trevor Jones catching five passes for 73 yards.

The Thunder outgained the SoBos (1-5, 1-4) 307-207, including 226-117 on the ground.

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