The Polo football team won its second straight Illinois 8-Man Football Association state championship this fall, and head coach Ted Alston was happy to be a part of it. While watching his team get better each week, he was appreciative that he got to go along for the ride that ended with another trophy.
After struggling to get anything going in the first half, Polo hit some big plays at crucial times to pull out a 12-7 win over Orangeville for the Marcos' second straight Illinois 8-Man Football Association state championship.
After a first half where neither offense could get any traction, the Polo Marcos finally found some after halftime. A long run by Avery Grenoble set up one Polo touchdown, then two long pass plays set up the second before the Marcos got one final stop to win their second straight Illinois 8-Man Football Association state championship with a 12-7 victory over Orangeville on Friday night at April Zorn Memorial Stadium in Monmouth.
The undefeated Polo Marcos will play for their second consecutive Illinois 8-Man Football Association state championship at 7 p.m. Friday against former NUIC foe Orangeville (11-1) at Monmouth College at 7 p.m.
When running backs put up gaudy offensive numbers, naturally the attention turns to them. But when you talk to the two 1,300-yard rushers from Polo, they can’t stop giving credit to their offensive line.