The Semifinal of the IHSA Football Playoffs have come to a close for all area teams.  Here’s a look at the final scores and the state finals matchup for one area team that advanced:



#4 Mt. Carmel defeats #3 Roxana 63-48

The Golden Aces high-powered offense topples the undefeated Shells to punch their ticket to the 3A State Finals.  They aim for their second state title in school history, the first came in 1981.

Next: #4 Mt. Carmel (12-1)  vs. #1 Byron (13-0) at Normal (Hancock Stadium), Friday November 24, 4PM



#1 Rochester defeats #2 Murphysboro 42-14

The Red Devils’ season comes to an end in a blowout loss to state powerhouse Rochester.  The Red Devils finish 11-2.

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