Monmouth-Roseville Football Brings Back Veteran Group Creating High Expectations; United Red Storm Opens Against Annawan/Wethersfield


Opening day of high school football takes place tonight for the majority of schools around the state of Illinois. The Monmouth-Roseville Titans, United Red Storm, Abingdon-Avon Tornadoes and West Central Heat all qualified for the postseason in 2021 and all have a legitimate shot at duplicating that success this fall.

The Monmouth-Roseville Titans lost to the Kewanee Boilermakers 42-8 in last year’s opener, on their way to a (6-4) overall record by season’s end. The Boilermakers would go on to finish (9-2) but have lost a lot of talent due to graduation heading into this season. Head Coach of the Monmouth-Roseville Titans, Jeremy Adolphson stopped into the WRAM studio on Friday morning to discuss tonight’s season and home opener against Kewanee and Coach Adolphson talked about what he anticipates from this seasons Boilermakers team, compared to last years.

Monmouth-Roseville Titan football coach Jeremy Adolphson

Kickoff for Friday’s Mon-Rose/Kewanee match up will be at 7:00, with a 6:40 pre-game show. You can hear all the action on Sunny 97.7 WMOI, or listen live on our website at You can also hear the game on your smartphone or tablet by downloading our free 97.7 WMOI from your Google Play or Apple App Store. For the entire interview with Coach Adolphson and JV head coach Kevin Ferry, click HERE

Our other game on the Prairie Communications Sports Network on Friday night originates from United High School. Despite starting (1-3) in 2021, the United Red Storm qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2015 by running off five straight wins to end the regular season. United has not had back-to-back trips to postseason since the 2014-2015 seasons. Like Monmouth-Roseville, the Red Storm open this season with the same opponent as last year. United lost to Annawan-Wethersfield 32-12 in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated in 2021. You can hear this game on your home for United Red Storm football….AM 1330/FM 94.1 WRAM. It’s also online at or on our free 1330 WRAM app for your smartphone or tablet. The pregame show is slated for 6:40, with kickoff at 7:00.

For the weekly interview with United Red Storm football coach David Milroy, click HERE

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