SJO adjustments puts points on the board in first-round football game

St. Joseph-Ogden's Braxton Waller
October 28, 2023 - ST. JOSEPH - St. Joseph, IL - Braxton Waller celebrates his sack in the second half after putting Carlinville quarterback Rex Reels into the turf at Dick Duval Field on Saturday. After a slow first half, St. Joseph-Ogden rallied in the second putting four additional TDs on the scoreboard to win their first-round playoff game, 38-15. "I thought our defense did a tremendous job adjusting as the game went on," said head coach Shawn Skinner. "They did a super job." The Spartans advance to the second-round and will travel to Roxana to take on the Shells at 3pm. See more photos from this game here ...

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Earley waiting for the right time to tackle

SJO Linebacker
October 28, 2023 - A Spartan linebacker Nolan Earley flows with the play as he watches Cavalier quarterback Rex Reels rollout desparately looking for an open receiver. Reels threw just one TD, a 17-yard 4th quarter pass to Mason Gilpin. After the two-point conversion, Carlinville trailed 38-15 with two and half minutes left in the game and was unable to score again. St. Joseph-Ogden advanced to the next round of the 2023 playoffs to face Roxana a week later. See more photos from St. Joseph-Ogden's round one football game against Carlinville.
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Blackburn-Kelley busts an 83-yard TD for SJO

October 28, 2023 - St. Joseph, IL - James Barron (18) and Ryker Lockhart (7) celebrate in the end zone after Tim Blackburn-Kelley's 83-yard TD in the first quarter of their home football playoff game against Carlinville. Blackburn-Kelley, a sophomore, finished the game with 89 receiving yards and 54 rushing on six carries. The Spartans went on to eliminate the Cavaliers from the IHSA playoffs, 38-15. SJO advances to face Roxana on the road this Saturday at 3pm. See more photos from St. Joseph-Ogden's round one football game against Carlinville here.
Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

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