Several area players earned spots on the NUIC all-conference team and the Illinois 8-Man Football Association's North Divison all-state team.

Orangeville grabbed the momentum with a goal-line stand after a turnover, then took control with a long touchdown drive to defeat Amboy-LaMoille 34-12 in their Illinois 8-Man Football Association semifinal on Saturday at The Harbor in Amboy.

As the third round of the playoffs arrives, three local teams are still dreaming of hoisting a state championship trophy over the next two weeks.