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The Monmouth-Roseville Titans hosted their old Olympic and West Central Conference rivals, the Rockridge Rockets, as they began a new era of Titan football last night at Coach Dobry Field. The Titans fall 27-7 in their Three Rivers Conference debut. The Rockets scored a touchdown on their first possession of the game but Monmouth-Roseville would answer back two plays following the ensuing kickoff on a 38 yard scamper by Matthew Burris.But despite numerous trips inside the red-zone, including 3 first and goal opportunties, that would be the final points the Titans would put on the scoreboard. With the score 20-7 in favor of the Rockets at the half, neither team would dent the scoring column again, until Rockridge running back, Nathan Parchert hit paydirt from six yards with 3 and a half minutes to play. Parchert rushed for over 200 yards in the game. The Titans were led by Matthew Burris’ 73 yards. Monmouth-Roseville quarterback Jordan Cheek threw for 175 yards in the game. Monmouth-Roseville will travel to Fulton next Friday in another Three River’s Cross-Division matchup.

The United Red Storm were also on the losing end of their season-opener against Illini West in Carthage. The Red Storm drop a 46-22 game to the Chargers. The leading rusher for United was Dylan Cheline with 104 yards including a 2 yard touchdown in the first half. Red Storm quarterback Toby Whitsitt threw for 171 yards and was 12-for-19. That total included a 50 yard pitch and catch with his younger brother, Cade. United will now host BPC/WP next Friday.

Speaking of BPC/WP, the Sparclones beat Rushville/Industry 27-18 and were led by Nate Ferguson’s 84 yards on the ground. Ferguson also scored a pair of touchdowns.

The West Central Heat fall to North Fulton in a shootout, 44-38. The Heat were led offensively by Dawson Link’s 163 yards rushing with one touchdown. West Central trailed at one point, 38-20, and would come back to tie it at 38-all at the end of regulation but would eventually lose the game in OT.

Elsewhere, it was A-Town beating Mid-County, 26-14……Knoxville losing a close one, 14-6 to Annawan-Wethersfield. Farmington defeated Mercer County 34-21. Macomb and Lincoln staged a defensive battle but would lose 7-6.

The Galesburg Silver Streak football team opened their 2017 campaign with a home date against the Dunlap Eagles. The Streaks would fall behind 22-0 in the first quarter and eventually lose 36-6. Kobe Ramirez rushed for 59 yards to lead Galesburg. Clark Hawkins only threw for 38 yards on 7 of 18 passing. 12 of those yards were to Carsen Johnson for a touchdown pass in the second quarter. That was the longest play from scrimmage on the night for the Silver Streaks. Galesburg will try to get in the win column on Friday as they host Glenbard South at Van Dyke Stadium.

Golf

The Monmouth-Roseville Titan boys went (1-2) in a quadrangular meet. The Titans beat Macomb, but dropped matches with Bloomington Central Catholic and Quincy Notre Dame. Monmouth-Roseville shot a team score of 163. Nick Corman paced the Titans with a round of 39. He was joined in the scoring column by Aaron Blindt’s 40 and Reese Kane and Lane Frieden’s 42’s. Monmouth-Roseville will host the Titan Invitational at Gibson Woods later today.

Soccer

The Monmouth-Roseville boys soccer team started play in the Quincy Notre Dame/ Quincy High School Recyle Soccer Tournament yesterday. The Titans were shutout by Rock Island 5-0 and will now play Jefferson City Helias at 10 am this morning and will play again later today.

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