The snow may be falling in Illinos, but the Heat is still on in Biggsville, The West Central high school 8-man football team is going to the I8FA state finals. With 4.2 seconds it looked like the home team Polo Marcos were on their way to knocking out West Central for the second straight season in the semifinals, but Kaiden Droste scored from 26 yards out as time expired to secure a thrilling 50-48 win for the visiting Heat.
West Central now shifts their focus on closing the deal next week in the championship game. The Heat will see a familiar opponent in the Amboy/LaMoille/Ohio coop, West Central beat Amboy 68-30 when they last played in week 9. Head Coach Jason Kirby previewed what they expect to see from Amboy in this game, on the WRAM morning show.
The Heat’s game vs Amboy/LaMoille/Ohio will be played at April Zorn Memorial stadium at the Monmouth College campus on Friday night. You can listen to the broadcast live on Sunny 97.7 WMOI or our website radiomonmouth.com, beginning with the 6:40 pregame and 7:00 kickoff.
For the complete interview with Coach Kirby, go to the SPORTS PODCAST section.
***Story by Prairie Communications intern Kadin Rogers***