FOOTBALL SALUKIS ELIMINATED IN 1A PLAYOFF OPENER

The Red Hill Saluki football season came to an end Saturday as the Dawgs were beaten at home in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs by Moweaqua Central A & M 48-40. Drew Moore of the Salukis capped off his outstanding season and career by running for 275 yards and four touchdowns in the contest but it was not enough as A & M quarterback Connor Heaton ran for 115 yards and passed for 220 yards and accounted for six touchdowns.  The Salukis end their year at 8-2 while A & M improves to 7-3 and will play at Albion in the second round against the Edwards County Lions who beat Madison 7-0 in the opening round. Elsewhere in play involving Little Illini Conference teams–Class 3A–Fairfield 34 Newton 28 (OT)—-Class 4A–Kankakee (McNamara) 59 Olney (Richland County) 18—Paris 42 Salem 14–LIC champion Paris (10-0) will next play at Effingham (8-2).