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Dee-Mack Wins 2A Football State Title
Dee-Mack took home the 2A football state championship with a 35-7 win over Maroa-Forsyth. It was the 2nd consecutive 2A title for the HOIC with Tri-Valley winning it in 2015. It's also the 4th HOIC state title in the last calendar year, including Tri-Valley (2A football in 2015), LeRoy (1A basketball in 2016), Eureka (2A volleyball in 2016), and Dee-Mack (2A football in 2016. Congratulations to the Chiefs on a great run. They finished their championship season 13-1 overall.
HOIC Football Playoff Update
Dee-Mack defeated Sterling Newman 14-12 to advance to the IHSA 2A football semifinals. The Chiefs are the last remaining HOIC football representative. They will travel to Kewanee-Wethersfield at 1:00 pm on Saturday November 19th. Good luck to the Chiefs!
Eureka Volleyball Wins 2A State Title
In its first year as a conference member, Eureka won the HOIC volleyball regular season title going undefeated in conference play. To add to that achievement, the Hornets raced to the 2A state title with a two-set win over St. Joseph-Ogden in the championship match. Congratulations to Eureka on a great inaugural year in the HOIC!
EPG Boys, Eureka Girls win HOIC Golf Titles
El Paso-Gridley's boys golf team won its seventh consecutive HOIC golf tournament on September 27th at ISU. The Titans shot 329 as a team on their way to a relatively comfortable win. LeRoy (358) and GCMS (376) finished second and third, respectively. On the girls side, Eureka won its first HOIC title by shooting 377. EPG finished second with 417 and LeRoy was third with 442. Congratulations to EPG and Eureka on their golf championships!