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99 Mid-season Review

1999 Kaneland Football Awards

Most valuable Player: Shawn Fuller
Best Offensive Back: Ben Rogers
Best Offensive Linemen: Ron Easto & Will Schmidt
Best Defensive Lineman: Bryan Staker
Best Defensive Back: Wayne Shaw
Inspiration Award: Matt McGinnis
SPC All-Conference: Easto, Fuller, Rogers, Schmidt, Shaw, Staker and Ryan Schrader.

It's Over: Kaneland 0 Woodstock Marian 30

The Knights offense took the knight off in the first round of Class 3A State Playoffs and because of it it is Woodstock Marian Central who is advancing to the second round of the playoffs, as they shutout the Knights 30-zip!

Kaneland gained only 12 yards in the second quarter and just 9 in the third. They never got closer than 38 yards from the Marian goal line.

Meanwhile the Hurricanes scored in every quarter and was able to both run and pass on the Knights defense which found its butts against their own goal line all night.

Kaneland's offense consisted of a Dave Issel run of 39 yards and two passes to Billy McKeown for 39 and 12 yards. Outside of that the Knights got only two other first downs.

The Kaneland football Knights who finished the 1999 season 7-3, can now take November off for the first time in three years.

No game story available.

Woodstock Marian's 1999 season results

Milton (WI) 30-13
Libertyville L 21-26
Driscoll 20-6
St. Francis 9-6
Immaculate Conception 28-13
Montini 8-7
Central Catholic 31-6
Marmion 28-8
St. Edward 42-0
Kaneland 30-0

1999 Class 4A and 3A pairings

Kaneland and Yorkville made 3A and Evergreen Park is 4A
(Kaneland is the 4th largest 3A and Yorkville the 2nd largest - Mt. Carmal was the largest)

1999 Class 3A pairings

#21 Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) (7-2) at #11 Seneca (8-1)
#27 Flora (6-3) at #6 Newton (9-0)
#19 Oregon (7-2) at #14 Addison (Driscoll) (8-1)
#30 Bridgeport (Red Hill) (6-3) at #3 Benton (9-0)
#23 Breese (Mater Dei) (7-2) at #10 Wilmington (8-1)
#26 Harrisburg (6-3) at #7 Mt. Carmel (8-1)
#18 Momence (7-2) at #15 Rockford (Lutheran) (8-1)
#31 Braidwood (Reed-Custer) (6-3) at #2 Byron (9-0)
#22 Metropolis (Massac County) (7-2) at #12 DuQuoin (8-1)
#28 Lombard (Montini) (6-3) at #5 Hillsboro (9-0)
#20 Wood River (East Alton-W.R.) (7-2) at #13 Yorkville (8-1)
#29 Bloomington (Central Catholic) (6-3) at #4 Carterville (9-0)
#24 Maple Park (Kaneland) (7-2) at #9 Woodstock (Marian) (8-1)
#25 Fairbury (Prairie Central) (7-2) at #8 Kewanee (H.S.) (8-1)
#17 Quincy (Notre Dame) (7-2) at #16 Piasa (Southwestern) (8-1)
#32 Coal City (6-3) at #1 St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) (9-0)

1999 Class 4A pairings

#22 Kankakee (McNamara) (7-2) at #11 Geneseo (Darnall) (8-1)
#27 Peoria (Richwoods) (6-3) at #6 Jerseyville (Jersey) (9-0)
#17 Peoria (Notre Dame) (8-1) at #14 Bethalto (Civic Memorial) (8-1)
#30 Carmi (C.-White County) (6-3) at #3 Chatham (Glenwood) (9-0)
#23 Salem (7-2) at #10 Morris (8-1)
#25 Washington (7-2) at #7 Midlothian (Bremen) (9-0)
#18 Fox Lake (Grant) (8-1) at #15 LaGrange Park (Nazareth) (8-1)
#31 Taylorville (6-3) at #2 Joliet (Catholic) (9-0)
#21 Pontiac (7-2) at #12 Metamora (8-1)
#28 Olympia Fields (Rich Central) (6-3) at #5 Chicago (Collins) (9-0)
#20 Sterling (H.S.) (7-2) at #13 Evergreen Park (8-1)
#29 Springfield (Southeast) (6-3) at #4 Peoria (Manual) (9-0)
#24 Chicago (Robeson) (7-2) at #9 Mattoon (9-0)
#26 Highland (7-2) at #8 Normal (Community) (9-0)
#19 Johnsburg (7-2) at #16 Canton (8-1)
#32 River Grove (Holy Cross) (6-3) at #1 Rochelle (9-0)

The 1999 Regular Season
Kaneland scores and game summaries will be posted within minutes of the final gun
(with game story to follow).

Game 9: Kaneland 48 Westmont 0

The Knights wrapped up the season the way they started beating a undermanned Westmont team 48-0. The win assured the Knights of a third place finish in the SPC White, but more importantly cemented their place in the playoffs for the 5th year in a row.

It was the first cold football night of the year as the winless Sentinels (0-9) were no match for the 7-2 Knights. The Westmont offense could only manage 1 total yard of offense in the first half against the Knight's mighty defense which has allowed only 13 points in their last 3 games.

Leading 27-0 going into the second half the Knights backed off the pressure for the last 24 minutes, but still managed to score 21 points while preserving the shutout.

Next step is the playoff seatings Saturday night. We will have the results here on the net as soon as they are released around 8:00. The Knights are again on the bubble as to whether they will be 3A or 4A, but most calculations keep the Knights in class 3A.

The sophomores won 30-0 to finish their season at 7-1-1. In the last six games the defense has allowed only 16 points with 4 shutouts. Things are looking good for the the future of Kaneland football.

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For other games of interest see Weekly scores.

Game 8: Kaneland 13 Herscher 6

The Knights all but assured themselves of a playoff berth by beating Herscher 13-6 and move to 6-2 on the season. But it wasn't easy as the game was in doubt until the very last minute.

The score was tied at six each at half time and stayed that way going into the final quarter. With only ten minutes to play Ron Easto recovered a Herscher fumble just 20 yards away from the goal line. Four plays later the Knights scored their second touchdown which proved to be enough for the victory.

But the Knights were lucky in this one as two Tiger touchdowns were called back due to clipping penalties, or the outcome could very well have been different.

The Knights played controlled football and improved on the mistakes of their last game, as they had only a couple of penalties and never turned over the ball on fumbles.

The sophomores won 27-10 to continue their winning ways scoring two touchdowns in the last four minutes of the game.

No game story available.

Game 7: Kaneland 48 Elmwood Park 7

How in the heck do you win a football game 48 to 7 and look bad doing it? That was the real question at the end of Friday's night game as the Tigers from Elmwood Park scored on their first possession for a 7-0 lead, then never saw the endzone again despite getting inside the Kaneland 20 yard line 5 more times.

The Knights just couldn't hang on the ball fumbling 4 times while the defense allowed 300 yards.

But it was the Kaneland defense that stopped the Tigers when it counted and it was the pass rush that forced 5 Tiger interceptions and a fumble as they kept raising the stakes in the roulette wheel of turnovers.

The Tigers did everything they could to make the last Kaneland Homecoming of the century a happy one. And talking about Homecoming the fireworks display at halftime had to be one of the best fireworks shows of any high school football game ever as the stands went nuts and gave a standing ovation.

All in all it was a fun night as the sophomores won 21-0 for their second shutout in a row. And to top things off the weather was unseasonably balmy.

Now if only the Knights can hang on to the football.

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Game 6: Kaneland 21 Yorkville 33

The Knights were King of the hill with the possibility of getting back on top of SPC White conference, when half time arrived during the Yorkville game.

At that point Kaneland was leading the only unbeaten team in the conference 21-7 and lookin' good. To add to their positive outlook Yorkville Super-duper player, emotional and physical leader Joe Podschweit was out of game with a leg injury.

All they had to do was go out and play 24 minutes of tough hard nose football and they would be Kings again. Unfortunately they didn't and the Foxes did, as the Knights got out scored 26-zip in the second half to lose the game and their hopes to be King again.

Coach Thorgesen summed up the game this way, "I have just two sentences. Number one: Yorkville wanted it more than us in the second half. Sentence number two: I don't know what happened to our tackling in the second half."

The Sophomores won 7-0.

No game story available.

Game 5: Kaneland 35 Ridgewood 7

The Knights are back! But the game started almost like last week with Ridgewood driving 66 yards on their first possession for a TD. While the Knights Couldn't do anything but punt in the first quarter.

But the defense tightened up and offense took off as the Knights scored 35 unanswered points.

The difference in this one was the return of injured players. Mike Sondelski and Shawn Fuller both returned to the defensive line. Billy McKeown played the whole game and Ryan Schrader showed he has recovered from his ankle injury. Then when the game was on the line Brian Stacker took charge with plenty of help from his friends.

The Sophomores tied 7-7.

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Game 4: Kaneland 0 Evergreen Park 35

Yep, the score is correct! The Knights got trampled by the the Mustangs 35-0. The streak ends at 31 straight wins as Evergreen Park gave the Knights their worse and only lose in years. The Knights just had one of those games where everything went wrong and the Mustangs played like they were the state champions.

Just 14 seconds into the game the Mustangs had rung up a 7-0 lead with a 95 yard kickoff return. They followed that with three more touchdowns in the first quarter as the stunned Knights could not recover. The Mustangs out played the Knights in every facet of the game making for a long afternoon for the vistors and a even longer bus ride home.

The Sophomores won 14-0.

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Daily Herald's point of view.....

EDGY's (a little rough but,) another point of view.....

Game 3: Kaneland 37 Lemont 7

Boy it was good to finally play in the friendly confines of Kaneland's own Peterson Field. But it wasn't without an early scare as the game was tied 7-7 after the opening quarter. But, 8, count-em, eight Lemont turnovers kept any chance Lemont ending Kaneland's winning streak right out the window.

By the end of the third quarter the Knights second team was getting plenty of playing team as this one was over early in second half. In the first conference game of the season this was one of those patented Kaneland wins - a total team effort.

That's 31 wins in row for Kaneland as they move to 3-0 on the season.

The Sophomores also won 14-6.

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Game 2: Kaneland 28 Sycamore 12

The Sycamore Spartans were ready for the Knights to come to town and played the visitors tough in the first half. In fact if wasn't for a fantastic diving catch by Billy McKeown in the end zone with 28 seconds left in the half the Spartans would have been within a point of the Knights at half time.

Sycamore continued to challenge the Knights in the third quarter as they scored another touchdown and trailed the Knights 14-12 going into the final quarter. But the Kaneland then took control of the game in the fourth quarter scoring two more touchdowns while keeping the Spartans at bay putting a big damper on Sycamore's hopes of going down state.

The Sophomores lost 12-6.

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Game 1: Kaneland 40 Marengo 0

The Knights Started the 1999 season were they left off last year, by easily beating the Marengo Indians Friday night 40-0, at Marengo for their 29th consecutive win.

Kaneland scored a pair of touchdowns in each of the first three quarters to kick off the running clock rule with 7:12 left to play in the third period.

The Kaneland defense was impressive as they held Marengo to a -8 yards of total offense in the first quarter. Although Marengo was able to put together a nice drive in the second quarter, they could manage just 7 yards of total offense in each of the second half quarters .

The Sophomores won 38-14.

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For other games of interest see Weekly scores.


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