HOIC Football Week 9 Recap/Playoff Preview
The 2019 regular season came to an end with the results of week 9 contests. In the Large Division, Fieldcrest won the division crown outright by finishing undefeated with a 34-7 victory over EPG. Eureka defeated Tri-Valley 34-3 while GCMS blanked Dee-Mack 19-0. Fieldcrest, GCMS, and Eureka will represent the Large Division in the IHSA playoffs.
In the Small Division, Tremont took the title by sweeping the division with a 32-7 win over Heyworth. Fisher defeated LeRoy 55-36 and Ridgeview-Lexington lost to Nokomis 8-0 in an out-of-conference matchup. Tremont and Fisher will represent the Small Division in the playoffs.
The HOIC placed 5 of its 11 football teams in the 2019 playoffs. In 1A, Fisher (7-2) will host Toledo (Cumberland) Saturday 11/2 at 2:00 pm. In 2A, Fieldcrest (9-0) will host Savanna (West Carroll) Friday 11/1 at 6:00 pm, GCMS (8-1) will host Rushville-Industry Sat. 11/2 at 2:00 pm, and Tremont (6-3) will travel to Watseka for a 1:00 pm kickoff on Saturday 11/1. In the 3A, Eureka (7-2) is scheduled to host Chicago Dunbar.