Saturday, September 19, 2009

Big 12 Update: BHS defeats Central, Danville over West

The Bloomington Raiders knew they had a tough opponent coming to Fred Carlton Field last night. The Maroons had not allowed a point in the last ten quarters of football they had played. They were undefeated and ranked number 9 in Class 5A. Bloomington has already lost at home during the first game of the season to Danville. However if they are to fulfill my prediction of going 8-1 during the regular season, they needed to win against a quality opponent in Champaign Central. The Raiders were juiced and came out to score 40 points in the first half. Bloomington won the game 47-26. Junior Quarterback Tyler Dicken passed for 271 yards before being taken out of the game after the third quarter. The defense was solid as well. Central star tailback, Denzel Stewart, came into the night averaging over 150 yards rushing per game. The Raider defense held Stewart to 29 yards in his first loss of the year. Next week, Bloomington travels to Mattoon to defeat the Green Wave. Danville, our looming threat to claiming the Big 12 title, is at Eisenhower next week. But then the Vikings must play difficult opponents the next three weeks in a row. Their uphill climb begins at home against MacArthur. Then they have to play at Champaign Central and at Normal Community. For the record, the #5 ranked (6A) Vikings are still undefeated after a win at Normal West last night.

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1 comment:

  1. If Danville pulls off wins over MacArthur, Central and Community I believe you owe me an Eclair!


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