HOIC football game between Eureka and Fieldcrest

Three first-half touchdowns were enough for Eureka to fend off Fieldcrest as the Hornets stung the playoff hopes of the Knights with a 24-14 Heart of Illinois Conference Large Division decision Friday.
    The loss leaved the Knights at 4-4 with a rivalry matchup at home against El Paso-Gridley next week. The Titans were eliminated from playoff contention with a 63-6 loss to top-ranked Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.
    Eureka scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and added another early in the second for a 21-0 lead.
    It took most of the third period for Fieldcrest to get into position to score, but Tyler McKay got the Knights on the board with a 25-yard pass play to Derek May with 1:26 to go to begin the comeback effort.
    Mike Morse ran in from two yards with 3:59 to go in the game to make it a 21-14 contest. A late Eureka field goal created the final margin.
    With Micah Hurd gone due to injury, Morse led the rushing attack with 65 yards. McKay added 29 as the Knights collected 102 for the game. McKay was 13 of 21 throwing for 126 yards and a touchdown.