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BY JIM COTTER
44th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT - ROUND FOUR - FALCONS STAGE BIG COMEBACK LATE, BEAT PRAIRIE CENTRAL – by Tom Benefiel (11-27-15)
The Falcons of GCMS were down to Prairie Central by 13 points at one time but come back to clip to the Hawks, 50-48. The win sends GCMS (3-0) into the championship game of their holiday tournament against LeRoy at 6:30 P-M on Saturday, November 28th.
GCMS was led in scoring by Tucker Cribbett with 13 points while Sam Baillie and James Fairfield chipped in 11 points each. The Falcons made 10 of 14 free-throws.
The Hawks (2-1) were paced by the 17 points from Hayden Winger while Tom Schaffer added 14. PC was seven of 14 on foul shots. They play Blue Ridge at 5 P-M on November 28th for third place.
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44th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT - ROUND TWO - GCMS USES COMEBACK TO BEAT CLINTON – by Tom Benefiel (11-24-15)
The GCMS Falcons use a 30-point fourth quarter to beat the Clinton Maroons, 70-64 in the second round of their Thanksgiving tournament.
Tucker Cribbett scored 23 points to lead the Falcons (2-0), while Mitch McNutt added 19 points and James Fairfield chipped in 13. GCMS was 18 of 27 on free-throws.
Jacob Overton led the Maroons (0-2) with 19 points while Peyton McCubbin added 15. Clinton was very good on foul shots making 17 of 23.
44th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT - ROUND ONE - FALCONS BLAST TRI-POINT FOR OPENING WIN – by Tom Benefiel (11-23-15)
The GCMS Falcons dominate the Tri-Point Chargers in their first game of the season at the GCMS Falcons Thanksgiving tournament, 72-43.
Leading scorers for the Falcons (1-0) were James Fairfield with 16 points, Tucker Cribbett with 13 points and Mitch McNutt with 10. GCMS was a perfect seven of seven on free-throws.
Tri-Point (0-1) was paced by the 10 points each from Nick Mahoney and Jasper Mauricio. The Chargers shot 12 foul shots, making only five.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - IHSA CLASS 1A PLAYOFFS - QUARTERFINALS - GCMS DROPS ONE TO TOUGH ARCOLA – by Tom Benefiel (11-14-15)
The GCMS Falcons season comes to an end at the hands of the Arcola Purple Riders in Gibson City, 14-13.
Arcola's Wyatt Fishel gets the Purple Riders on the board first with a one-yard touchdown run with 1:57 left in the 1st quarter.
With only two seconds gone in the 2nd quarter, the Purple Riders' Clayton Strader scored a touchdown on a one-yard dive giving Arcola a 14-0 lead.
The Falcons' Nick Menuier answered with a 63-yard touchdown run and with the good extra point, Arcola led 14-7.
After the Falcons intercepted Arcola, Keegan Allen threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to James Fairfield with 5:58 left in the first half. The extra point was no good and the Purple Riders held on to a 14-13 lead.
There was no scoring in the second half as the visitors hold on to advance to the IHSA Class 1A semi-finals on November 21st.
The 2015 GCMS varsity football team matches the school record for wins with eleven and win a share of the Heart of Illinois Conference title with Tri-Valley.