The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


October 25, 2013

Vikings playing for pride


And while tonight is seniors night, Luke pointed out that it will be 10 months before the Vikings are back out on Ned Whitesell Field.

“I know I’m going to miss it until next August,’’ said Cooper, one of eight defensive starters that will return for Danville. “I know that I need to work harder in the offseason to get to a place that I need to be for next year.

“As a team, we also need to work harder in the offseason to get ourselves better prepared to get back in the playoffs.’’

Tonight’s game will kickoff at 7 p.m. with the pregame festivities for the nine Danville seniors starting about 20 minutes before the game. Tonight’s game can also be heard locally on WDAN-AM 1490.

Game 9 Urbana Tigers vs. Danville Vikings When -- 7 p.m. tonight Where -- Ned Whitesell Field, Danville Records -- Urbana 2-6 overall, 1-6 in the Big 12 Conference; Danville 3-5 overall, 3-4 in the Big 12 Conference. Rankings -- Neither team is rated. On the air -- WDAN-AM 1490 Last year's results -- Urbana 36, Danville 14 Last week's results -- Decatur MacArthur defeated Urbana 34-30; while Danville lost to Normal Community 60-20 Next week's games -- Final game for both teams. Statistical leaders Rushing -- Urbana: James Cobbs 99 attempts, 717 yards, 8 touchdowns. Danville: Trent Sherfield 144 attempts, 530 yards, 9 touchdowns; Kaleb McLain 38-263; Chris Collier 62-206, 2 TDs. Passing -- Urbana: Alex Beckman 126 completions, 267 attempts, 11 interceptions, 1,554 yards, 19 touchdowns. Danville: Sherfield 76 completions, 158 attempts, 8 interceptions, 1,386 yards, 19 touchdowns; Collier 2-6-0, 66 yards, 1 TD. Receiving -- Urbana: Cobbs 27 receptions, 425 yards, 3 touchdowns; Tanner Russell 22-336, 5 TDs; Jeffrey Trask Jr. 39-295, 6 TDs; Dustin Lard 20-243, 2 TDs; Jaimin Carter 11-174, 2 TDs. Danville: Collier 48 receptions, 1002 yards, 15 touchdowns; Denzel Smith 14-270, 4 TDs; Tavion Boyd 12-109, 1 TD. Tackles -- Urbana: Cedrick Fry 66, Kenny Patton 63, Johnnie Murray 58, Connor Gremer 54. Danville: Latrey Reed 56, Boyd 54, Hoey Watson 54, Deonta Turner 52, Tyvon Cooper 51, Collier 47, Darrien Rose 47.

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