It was a defensive battle Friday night as Stark County held the Mercer County Golden Eagles to just a 6-point lead in the first half. However, the Rebels were unable to upset Mercer County who ran away with the score in the 4th quarter. The final Mercer County 28 Stark County 0. Orion dominated against Sherrard, but the Tigers tried to climb back with a score in the second half. Orion beat Sherrard 53 to 7. At Rockridge, the Rockets rolled over Kewanee beating the Boilermakers 42-14.
Also Friday, the Golden Eagles helmet signed by the 2012 state champions was auctioned off by the Mercer County Athletic Boosters. The winning bid was for $2,500 from Mark Bieri who graciously donated the helmet back to Mercer County High School. Mike Sponsler donated the helmet that is from the 1st Mercer County Golden Eagle 2A championship.
Mercer County 28 Stark County 0
Knoxville 41 A-Town 7
Annawan-Wethersfield 32 Rowva-Williamsfield 24
Rushville-Industry 50 United 16
Orion 53 Sherrard 7
Monmouth-Roseville 38 Erie Prophetstown 6
Princeton 48 Bureau Valley 0
Newman 30 Mendota 27
Rockridge 42 Kewanee 14
Ilini West 30 West Hancock 0
Havana 8 Macomb 36