Round up of area, HOIC and IPC football from Friday.
Fieldcrest appeared to primed for a great game. The Knights scored on the first play from scrimmage to take the early lead Friday night at Tremont.
But the next Fieldcrest (1-2) score came on the final play of the game and the Knights lost a 16-13 decision to the Turks in a Heart of Illinois Conference crossover contest.
Tyler McKay and Derek May connected for a 65-yard touchdown play on the game's first play. But that was all the Knights could muster through the better part of four quarters.
In the meantime, Tremont (1-2) was able to put 16 points in taking a two-possession lead. This was a big difference late when the Knights got on the board again.
This time, it was McKay hitting Michael Morse for a 25-yard score as time ran out, making a it 16-13 final.
Game stats were not provided due to weather conditions.
Fisher 21, Tri-Valley 14
DOWNS — Tyler Wilson bulled his way into the end zone to cap the scoring and lead Fisher to a 21-14 HOIC crossover victory over eighth-ranked Tri-Valley on the Vikings' home field Friday night.
It was a game of tit-for-tat as the teams traded scores. The Bunnies (3-0) got on the board fist when Wilson found paydirt on a 2-yard blast with 8:31 to go in the opening frame. Andrew Ferguson made the conversion kick for a 7-0 lead. Ferguson was good on all three tries on the night.
Tri-Valley, ranked eighth in this week's Class 2A poll, drew even six minutes later on a 4-yard run. Bryce Bedillion added the conversion — he was 2-for-2 on the night — to make it 7-7.
Wilson scored for the second time as he scored on a 3-yard run with 4:09 to go in the third period. Hunter Gawlik scored the equalizer 28 seconds into the fourth quarter to make it 14-14.
The Bunnies then drove the other way, culminating in Wilson's 1-yard run with 6:44 remaining.
Wilson finished the night with 133 yards and three TDs. Fisher finished with 179 rushing yards and Tyler Martin completed 1 of 3 passes for 38 yards.
IN OTHER HOIC games, Eureka rolled past Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 52-0 in Flanagan, Class 1A third-ranked Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley overwhelmed Heyworth 57-0 and Dee-Mack liked the new turf in the wet weather in posting a 22-8 win over LeRoy.
Rantoul 36, Olympia 28
RANTOUL — It has been a long time since Rantoul posted a victory on its home field. It was back in 2014 when the Eagles last walked off their home ground triumphantly.
It was, that is, until Friday night. Rantoul was able eke out a 36-28 overtime victory against Olympia in an Illini Prairie Conference contest to get that first home victory in four years.
Tied at 28-28 at the end of regulation, Rantoul got the ball first in overtime and scored. The two-point conversion made it 36-28.
A Rantoul penalty set the Spartans up with a first-and-goal at the five yard line. Olympia faced a fourth down-and-one yard to go situation and got stopped when the Eagles stuffed the quarterback sneak.
IN OTHER IPC action, league-favorite and Class 3A sixth-ranked Monticello cruised to a 35-6 win over St. Thomas More. The win makes head coach Cully Welter the winningest coach in Monticello history with 78 victories. He surpassed John Beccue, who he took over for in 2009.