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NewsTribune Week 6 football roundup: Mendota rallies to beat Sherrard

Trojans improve to 3-3 on season

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Mendota fell behind by two touchdowns in the first quarter Friday, but the Trojans scored 27 points in the second half to help them erase the deficit and earn a 49-35 victory over Sherrard in a Three Rivers Conference crossover in Sherrard.

Mendota trailed 14-0 after the first quarter and 21-8 with 9:38 left in the first half, but rallied within 28-27 at halftime.

The Trojans took the lead at 35-28 with 8:45 left in the third, and after the Tigers tied it 2:27 later, Mendota took the lead for good with a touchdown with 23 seconds left in the third.

Mendota (3-3) added one more score with 7:16 left in the game.

Amboy co-op 26, Hiawatha 12: After the Hawks pulled within 20-12 late in the third quarter, the Clippers put together a 13-play drive that took a little more than five minutes off the clock.

The drive ended with a 5-yard touchdown run by Landon Whelchel to extend Amboy’s lead back to two scores en route to a victory Friday in Amboy.

Whelchel ran for 153 yards and a TD on 24 carries, while Quinton Leffelman had 63 rushing yards and two TDs. Brennan Blaine added 67 rushing yards and a TD for the Clippers (5-1).

Tri-Valley 41, Fieldcrest 0: The Knights slipped to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the Heart of Illinois Conference Large Division with a loss Friday in Downs.

Fieldcrest was limited to 23 yards rushing and 128 yards from scrimmage total, with Brady Ruestman’s 12-for-24, 105-yard passing day leading the attack.

Eddie Lorton caught six passes for 55 yards, while Landon Modro hauled in five receptions for 45 yards.

The Vikings (5-1 overall, 3-0 HOIC Large) led 14-0 after one quarter and 41-0 by halftime.