Kael Ryan rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the Sterling Golden Warriors to a 34-28 win over Quincy on the road in the Western Big 6 on Friday night.
Success on the gridiron starts in the trenches, and usually people think of the offensive line when they hear that. But the same holds true on the defensive side of the ball, and the Sterling Golden Warriors credit much of their success this season to the guys on the D-line.
Sterling hits the road for the fourth time in five weeks with a visit to Quincy, while Dixon and Newman return home looking for league wins. Rock Falls takes a trip to take on Class 3A defending champion Byron.
While their official nickname is Golden Warriors, the Sterling football team should maybe change it to Road Warriors. For the fourth time in five weeks, Sterling (4-1, 3-0) will get on the bus – and it’s another long trip, as the Warriors head to Quincy for a Western Big 6 game.