Rockets, Charges Advance, Eagles Fall In Playoff Openers

The Mercer County Golden Eagles were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round for the fifth straight year while Rockridge and Orion set up a rematch of week nine in Class 2A action Saturday. Mercer County rallied to trail 28-20 early in the fourth quarter before the Chargers pulled away. Rockridge held off a late rally by the Comets to post their win and Orion scored with :37 left to pull out their victory.

 

LOCAL PLAYOFF SCORES

 

2A

Illini West 50  Mercer County 26
Rockridge 30  Clifton Central 28
Orion 24  Fieldcrest 21

3A

Monmouth-Roseville 14  Wilmington 10
Byron 50  Alleman 14
Princeton 39  Elmwood-Brimfield 12
North Boone 48  Mid-County 7

1A

Aurora Christian 26  Annawan-Wethersfield 20
Millidgeville 56  Fulton 22