HOIC Football Week 8 Recap
Week 8 of HOIC football included divisional match-ups. The Large Division showdown between Fieldcrest and Eureka lived up to the hype with Fieldcrest (8-0, 4-0) edging Eureka (6-2, 3-1) 21-17 in Minonk. The Knights earned the division title with the win and can sweep the division with a win in Week 9 at El Paso-Gridley. GCMS (7-1, 3-1) kept pace with a 27-0 win over EPG (2-6, 0-4) while Tri-Valley (4-4, 2-2) shut out Dee-Mack (2-6, 1-3) 49-0 in the other Large Division game in Week 8. Fieldcrest, GCMS, and Eureka have clinched playoff spots while Tri-Valley is still alive heading into the final week.
In the Small Division, LeRoy (3-5, 1-2) held off Heyworth (3-5, 1-2) 12-7. Heyworth’s loss means that Tremont, who improved to 5-3 overall (3-0 in division) with a 26-6 non-conference win at Peoria Heights, clinched the division title and a playoff spot. Fisher improved to 6-2, 2-1 with a 42-14 win over Ridgeview-Lexington. Tremont and Fisher have clinched playoff spots.
Week 9 features the final divisional match-ups. In the Large Division, Tri-Valley visits Eureka, EPG hosts Fieldcrest, and GCMS travels to Dee-Mack. In the Small Division, Tremont visits Heyworth and Fisher hosts LeRoy. Ridgeview-Lexington plays at Nokomis in an out-of-conference game on Saturday Oct. 26th.
Playoff pairings will be announced on Saturday October 26th beginning around 8:00 pm.