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FALCON FOOTBALL ARCHIVE


THE ILLINI GUY

BY JIM COTTER


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BY DOUG MAXEY

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SCROLL DOWN FOR THE HISTORY OF GIBSON CITY-PAXTON FOOTBALL

GCMS - FISHER - THE RIDGE SCHEDULES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

WEEK FIVE GCMS WINS FORD COUNTY BATTLE AGAINST P-B-L IN PAXTON by Tom Benefiel (9-27-14)

The GCMS Falcons headed east to Paxton for the annual grudge match against old Wauseca rival Paxton-Buckley-Loda and score early and enough to hold on to win over the Panthers, 22-16.

Nick Menuier scored first for the Falcons (3-2, 2-1) with a short touchdown run in the 1st quarter. Later in the 1st, Tyler Hinshaw added a 67-yard touchdown catch of his own with 3:28 left in the quarter as GCMS extended the lead to 14-0.

The final Falcon score came on a big kickoff return for a touchdown by Menuier to start the second half that included some trickery on the two-point attempt that was good, extending the lead to 22-7.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda (3-2, 2-0) was kept in the game by excellent running and their defense added a safety in the 3rd quarter. However, turnovers eventually took their toll on the Panthers. In the contest, there were many penalties on both sides of the ball.

Leading on the ground for GCMS was Nick Menuier with 59 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown. Tyler Hinshaw had 67 yards receiving with his one long touchdown reception. Sophomore Keegan Allen was eight of 13 passing for 104 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.

The Panthers had a great night from Matt Poll on the ground. He rushed 26 times for 202 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Brock Swanstrom was eight of 17 for 73 yards for one touchdown and one interception.

The Falcon Fan of the Game was Bonnie Wurmnest, and the football trivia winner was John Bell.


 

 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOTAL
GCMS FALCONS 14 0 8 0 22
P-B-L PANTHERS 0 7 2 7 16

STATISTICS RECORDED BY STEVE SALYARDS 


RUSHING ATT YDS AVG TD GCMS Falcons
KEEGAN ALLEN 4 -9 -2.25 0
KEY-SHAWN GIRKIN 4 24 6.00 0
TYLER HINSHAW 9 23 2.56 0
MITCH McNUTT 10 21 2.10 0
NICK MENUIER 13 59 4.54 1

TOTAL

40 158 3.95 1
RECEIVING # YDS AVG TD FIRST DOWNS - 13

PENALTIES - 10 FOR  63 YARDS

TYLER HINSHAW 1 67 67.00 1
ZACH JOHNSON 4 17 4.25 0
NICK MENUIER 2 16 8.00 0
TJ ROESCH 1 4 4.00 1
TOTAL 8 104 13.00 1
PASSING ATT COM YDS AVG % INT TD
KEEGAN ALLEN 13 8 104 13.00 61.54 0 1
TOTAL 13 8 104 13.00 61.54 0 1

RUSHING ATT YDS AVG TD
PAUL PIGHAM 6 8 1.33 0
MATT POLL 26 202 7.77 1
BROCK SWANSTROM 9 -18 -2.00 0

TOTAL

41 192 4.68 1
RECEIVING # YDS AVG TD FIRST DOWNS - 18

  PENALTIES 6 - FOR 35 YARDS

PAUL BIGHAM 2 28 14.00 0
MATT POLL 2 13 6.50 0
HUNTER WEBER 4 32 8.00 1
TOTAL 8 73 9.13 1
PASSING ATT COM YDS AVG % INT TD
BROCK SWANSTROM 17 8 73 9.13 47.06 1 1
TOTAL 17 8 73 9.13 47.06 1 1

RUSHING ATT YDS AVG TD
KEEGAN ALLEN 15 -25 -1.67 2
CONNOR BOWEN 3 11 3.66 0
TUCKER CRIBBETT 4 11 2.75 1
KEY-SHAWN GIRKIN 17 60 3.53 0
TYLER HINSHAW 37 129 3.49 1
DEVIN LIST 1 -5 -5.00 0
NICK MENUIER 38 232 6.11 2
MITCH McNUTT 10 21 2.10 0
NICK SCHULTZ 4 38 9.50 0
TRISTAN SMITH 10 42 4.20 1

TOTAL

141 633 4.49 7
RECEIVING # YDS AVG TD FIRST DOWNS - 55

PENALTIES - 34 FOR  263 YARDS

AUSTIN ALLEN 1 23 23.00 0
KEY-SHAWN GIRKIN 3 2 0.66 0
TYLER HINSHAW 14 257 18.36 2
ZACH JOHNSON 7 79 11.29 0
DEVIN LIST 1 14 14.00 0
NICK MENUIER 10 187 18.70 0
TJ ROESCH 2 27 13.50 0
TOTAL 38 588 15.47 2
PASSING ATT COM YDS AVG % INT TD
KEEGAN ALLEN 86 36 522 14.50 41.86 10 2
TYLER HINSHAW 4 2 65 32.50 50.00 0 0
TOTAL 90 38 587 15.45 42.22 10 2

 

5 GAMES

1st 2nd 3rd 4th TOTAL AVG
GCMS FALCONS 24 19 22 28 93 18.60
OPPONENT 33 35 21 13 108 21.60

DATE

OPPONENT

WHERE WE THEY W-L
8-29 LeROY PANTHERS H 10 18 L
9-5 TREMONT TURKS A 27 6 W
9-12 UNITY (TOLONO) ROCKETS A 8 48 L
9-19

FLANAGAN-CORNELL FALCONS

H 26 20 W
9-26 PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA PANTHERS A  22 16 W
10-3 RIDGEVIEW-BLUE RIDGE MUSTANGS H      
10-10 HEYWORTH HORNETS H      
10-17 FIELDCREST KNIGHTS A      
10-24 FISHER BUNNIES A      

FIELDCREST SCORES EARLY AND OFTEN OVER THE RIDGE by Tom Benefiel (9-27-14)

Junior quarterback Drew Barth threw for six touchdowns and ran for another as undefeated Fieldcrest (5-0, 5-0) rolled to a Heart of Illinois conference win over Ridgeview at Colfax.

Barth, who was 8-for-13 for 230 yards, hit Anthone Rogers with scoring tosses of 18 and 5 yards and also hooked up with Billy Moline (64 yards), Grant Jochums (41 yards), Jackson Puetz (33 yards) Jake Griffin (8 yards).

Jochums, who had 138 yards on 10 carries, also rushed for a 7-yard score. Barth scored on a 16-yard run.

Ridgeview (0-5, 0-4) managed just 61 yards in total offense. Fieldcrest is ranked 7th in last week's IHSA Class 2A poll.
 


HEART OF ILLINOIS

GCMS 22, Paxton-Buckely-Loda 16
Fieldcrest 62, Ridgeview 0
Fisher 48, Lexington 6
Deer Creek-Mackinaw 28, Tri-Valley 25
El Paso-Gridley 30, Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland 6

CORN BELT

Mahomet-Seymour 20, Chillicothe IVC 0
Olympia 32, Eureka 20

OTHERS

Clifton Central 35, Dwight 13
Iroquois West 24, Westville 13


THE HISTORY OF GIBSON CITY-PAXTON FOOTBALL -- by Tom Benefiel (9-28-14)

OUR THANKS TO GCMS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH RYAN TOMPKINS FOR COMPILING THE STATISTICS

The 2014 season marks the 93rd consecutive year a football team from Gibson City and Paxton have played (including the Greyhounds' 1957 forfeit win).  The rivalry has been going on consecutively since the 1922 season, but was first played before the turn of the 20th century.

There have been at least 125 meetings (123 regular season, two IHSA playoffs) between the two teams since 1910.  For many of the pre-World War II seasons, Drummer High and Paxton High played two games.  Some years one game was on Armistice (November 11th) Day, the other held on Thanksgiving.  In later years there would be an earlier meeting with the second game coming on Armistice Day.  Both schools did this one last time after the war was over in 1945.

School names have evolved over the years.  While known originally as Gibson High until 1910, the Greyhounds became Drummer Township High School from 1911 until rural school consolidation changed the name to Gibson City High School in 1948.  The current consolidation with Melvin-Sibley precipitated a change to the GCMS Falcons in 1993.

Paxton High School and their Mustangs mascot would endure during the entire series until 1990 when they became the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Panthers.

Until changes in class size and conference participation separated the schools, the "big game" of the year was a meeting of both football teams at the end of the season.

G = DRUMMER/GIBSON CITY/GCMS WIN
P = PAXTON/P-B-L WIN
T = TIE
YEAR RESULT G P T
1 9 1 0 ' s
1910 Gibson High 6 - Paxton 0 1 0 0
1910 2nd game called off due to pre-game fight! --- --- ---
1912 Drummer 3 - Paxton 0 2 0 0
1912 Drummer 17 - Paxton 0 3 0 0
1913 Paxton 46 - Drummer 7 3 1 0
1913 Paxton W - Drummer L (no score available) 3 2 0
1914 Drummer 19 - Paxton 12 4 2 0
1914 Drummer 20 - Paxton 0 5 2 0
1915 Paxton 12 - Drummer 7 5 3 0
1915 Drummer 14 - Paxton 3 6 3 0
1916 Drummer 25 - Paxton 0 7 3 0
1917 Drummer 21 - Paxton 6 8 3 0
1917 Drummer 0 - Paxton 0 TIE 8 3 1
1918 Did Not Play --- --- ---
1919 Did Not Play --- --- ---
DECADE SUMMARY
Gibson/Drummer High Wins 8
Paxton Wins 3
TIES 1
1 9 2 0 ' s
1920 Did Not Play --- --- ---
1921 Did Not Play --- --- ---
1922 Drummer 6 - Paxton 0 9 3 1
1923 Drummer 0 - Paxton 0 TIE 9 3 2
1924 Paxton 7 - Drummer 6 9 4 2
1925 Paxton 19 - Drummer 0 9 5 2
1925 Paxton 19 - Drummer 0 (Thanksgiving) 9 6 2
1926 Paxton 6 - Drummer 0 (Armistice) 9 7 2
1926 Paxton 6 - Drummer 0 (Thanksgiving) 9 8 2
1927 Paxton 13 - Drummer 6 (Armistice) 9 9 2
1927 Drummer 19 - Paxton 13 (Thanksgiving) 10 9 2
1928 Paxton 14 - Drummer 0 (Armistice) 10 10 2
1928 Paxton 13 - Drummer 6 (Thanksgiving) 10 11 2
1929 Drummer 6 - Paxton 0 (Armistice) 11 11 2
1929 Paxton 33 - Drummer 0 (Thanksgiving) 11 12 2
DECADE SUMMARY
Drummer High Wins 3
Paxton Wins 9
TIES 1
1 9 3 0 ' s
1930 Drummer 47 - Paxton 0 (Armistice) 12 12 2
1930 Drummer 7 - Paxton 7 (Thanksgiving) TIE 12 12 3
1931 Drummer 7 - Paxton 6 (Armistice) 13 12 3
1931 Drummer 13 - Paxton 7 (Thanksgiving) 14 12 3
1932 Drummer 7 - Paxton 6 (Armistice) 15 12 3
1932 Drummer 0 - Paxton 0 (Thanksgiving) TIE 15 12 4
1933 Drummer 25 - Paxton 0 16 12 4
1933 Paxton 19 - Drummer 7 (Armistice) 16 13 4
1934 Paxton 13 - Drummer 0 16 14 4
1934 Drummer 13 - Paxton 7 (Armistice) 17 14 4
1935 Paxton 12 - Drummer 0 17 15 4
1935 Paxton 13 - Drummer 2 (Armistice) 17 16 4
1936 Drummer 7 - Paxton 7 TIE 17 16 5
1936 Paxton 13 - Drummer 0 (Armistice) 17 17 5
1937 Drummer 34 - Paxton 12 18 17 5
1937 Drummer 66 - Paxton 2 (Armistice) 19 17 5
1938 Paxton 20 - Drummer 13 19 18 5
1938 Drummer 7 - Paxton 0 (Armistice) 20 18 5
1939 Drummer 7 - Paxton 7 TIE 20 18 6
1939 Paxton 3 - Drummer 0 (Armistice) 20 19 6
DECADE SUMMARY
Drummer High Wins 9
Paxton Wins 7
TIES 4
1 9 4 0 ' s
1940 Paxton 13 - Drummer 0 20 20 6
1940 Drummer 0 - Paxton 0 (Armistice) TIE 20 20 7
1941 Drummer 20 - Paxton 0 21 20 7
1941 Drummer 12 - Paxton 0 22 20 7
1942 Drummer 32 - Paxton 0 23 20 7
1943 Drummer 21 - Paxton 7 24 20 7
1944 Drummer 6 - Paxton 0 25 20 7
1945 Drummer W - Paxton L (no score available) 26 20 7
1945 Paxton W - Drummer L (Armistice) 26 21 7
1946 Drummer 21 - Paxton 6 27 21 7
1947 Drummer 13 - Paxton 6 28 21 7
1948 Gibson City 6 - Paxton 0 29 21 7
1949 Paxton W - Gibson City L (no score available) 29 22 7
DECADE SUMMARY
Drummer High/Gibson City Wins 9
Paxton Wins 3
TIES 1
1 9 5 0 ' s
1950 Gibson City 12 - Paxton 0 30 22 7
1951 Gibson City 19 - Paxton 0 31 22 7
1952 Gibson City 14 - Paxton 0 32 22 7
1953 Gibson City 26 - Paxton 0 33 22 7
1954 Gibson City 7 - Paxton 0 34 22 7
1955 Paxton 14 - Gibson City 0 34 23 7
1956 Gibson City 38 - Paxton 0 35 23 7
1957 Gibson City 1 - Paxton 0 (Forfeit) 36 23 7
1958 Gibson City 19 - Paxton 7 37 23 7
1959 Paxton 20 - Gibson City 13 37 24 7
DECADE SUMMARY
Gibson City Wins 8
Paxton Wins 2
1 9 6 0 ' s
1960 Gibson City 7 - Paxton 0 38 24 7
1961 Gibson City 33 - Paxton 6 39 24 7
1962 Gibson City 53 - Paxton 0 40 24 7
1963 Paxton 19 - Gibson City 7 40 25 7
1964 Gibson City 13 - Paxton 6 41 25 7
1965 Gibson City 53 - Paxton 0 42 25 7
1966 Gibson City 24 - Paxton 0 43 25 7
1967 Paxton 9 - Gibson City 0 43 46 7
1968 Paxton 33 - Gibson City 6 43 27 7
1969 Gibson City 7 - Paxton 6 44 27 7
DECADE SUMMARY
Gibson City Wins 7
Paxton Wins 3
1 9 7 0 ' s
1970 Paxton 22 - Gibson City 6 44 28 7
1971 Gibson City 15 - Paxton 12 45 28 7
1972 Paxton 8 - Gibson City 0 45 29 7
1973 Paxton 20 - Gibson City 12 45 30 7
1974 Paxton 23 - Gibson City 17 45 31 7
1975 Paxton 25 - Gibson City 0 45 32 7
1976 Gibson City 35 - Paxton 7 46 32 7
1977 Paxton 28 - Gibson City 6 46 33 7
1978 Paxton 50 - Gibson City 0 46 34 7
1979 Paxton 34 - Gibson City 8 46 35 7
DECADE SUMMARY
Gibson City Wins 2
Paxton Wins 8
1 9 8 0 ' s
1980 Paxton 7 - Gibson City 0 46 36 7
1981 Paxton 27 - Gibson City 6 46 37 7
1982 Paxton 7 - Gibson City 0 46 38 7
1983 Paxton 15 - Gibson City 13 46 39 7
1984 Paxton 14 - Gibson City 0 46 40 7
1985 Paxton 20 - Gibson City 12 46 41 7
1985 Paxton 21 - Gibson City 14 (PLAYOFFS) 46 42 7
1986 Gibson City 14 - Paxton 6 47 42 7
1987 Gibson City 7 - Paxton 0 48 42 7
1988 Paxton 30 - Gibson City 14 48 43 7
1989 Paxton 21 - Gibson City 6 48 44 7
DECADE SUMMARY
Gibson City Wins 2
Paxton Wins 9
1 9 9 0 ' s
1990 PBL 14 - Gibson City 7 48 45 7
1991 Gibson City 23 - PBL 14 49 45 7
1992 PBL W - Gibson City L (no score available) 49 46 7
1993 PBL 41 - GCMS 27 49 47 7
1994 PBL 34 - GCMS 23 49 48 7
1995 PBL 27 - GCMS 14 49 49 7
1995 PBL 26 - GCMS 3 (PLAYOFFS) 49 50 7
1996 PBL 21 - GCMS 3 49 51 7
1997 PBL 28 - GCMS 24 49 52 7
1998 PBL 14 - GCMS 12 49 53 7
1999 PBL 3 - GCMS 0 49 54 7
DECADE SUMMARY
Gibson City/GCMS Wins 1
Paxton-Buckley-Loda Wins 10
2 0 0 0 ' s
2000 GCMS 21 - PBL 7 50 54 7
2001 PBL 31 - GCMS 21 50 55 7
2002 PBL 57 - GCMS 16 50 56 7
2003 PBL 49 - GCMS 20 50 57 7
2004 PBL 14 - GCMS 13 50 58 7
2005 GCMS 28 - PBL 7 51 58 7
2006 GCMS 34 - PBL 6 52 58 7
2007 GCMS 24 - PBL 6 53 58 7
2008 GCMS 35 - PBL 0 54 58 7
2009 GCMS 55 - PBL 8 55 58 7
DECADE SUMMARY
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Wins 6
Paxton-Buckley-Loda Wins 4
2 0 1 0 ' s
2010 GCMS 26 - PBL 22 56 58 7
2011 GCMS 34 - PBL 7 57 58 7
2012 PBL 7 - GCMS 6 57 59 7
2013 GCMS 21 - PBL 20 58 59 7
2014 GCMS 22 - PBL 16 59 59 7
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Wins 4
Paxton-Buckley-Loda Wins 1

DATE

OPPONENT

WHERE OPPONENT ENROLLMENT
8-29 LeROY PANTHERS H 223.00
9-5 TREMONT TURKS A 320.00
9-12 UNITY (TOLONO) A 488.00
9-19

FLANAGAN-CORNELL FALCONS

H 274.00
9-26 PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA PANTHERS A 449.00
10-3 RIDGEVIEW-BLUE RIDGE MUSTANGS H 407.00
10-10 HEYWORTH HORNETS H 288.00
10-17 FIELDCREST KNIGHTS A 353.00
10-25 FISHER BUNNIES A 177.00

DATE

OPPONENT

WHERE OPPONENT ENROLLMENT
8-29 RIDGEVIEW-BLUE RIDGE MUSTANGS A 407.00
9-5 LeROY PANTHERS H 223.00
9-12 FIELDCREST KNIGHTS A 353.00
9-19

HEYWORTH HORNETS

A 288.00
9-26 LEXINGTON MINUTEMEN H 145.00
10-3 TREMONT TURKS A 320.00
10-10 MENDON (UNITY) A 363.00
10-17 DEER CREEK-MACKINAW H 311.00
10-25 GCMS FALCONS H 315.00

DATE

OPPONENT

WHERE OPPONENT ENROLLMENT
8-29 FISHER BUNNIES H 177.00
9-5 SALT FORK STORM A 278.00
9-12 EL PASO-GRIDLEY TITANS H 395.00
9-19

TRI-VALLEY VIKINGS

A 330.00
9-26 FIELDCREST KNIGHTS H 330.00
10-3 GCMS FALCONS A 315.00
10-10 TREMONT TURKS H 320.00
10-17 LEXINGTON MINUTEMEN A 145.00
10-25 LeROY PANTHERS A 223.00
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