Photo gallery: Macomb responds to Illini West’s opening salvo, picks up key conference victory


Friday night's Lincoln Trail-Prairieland Conference battle between Macomb and Illini West ended with the Bombers securing a 38-12 vicotry to improve to 2-1. | Matt Schuckman photo

MACOMB, Ill. — The Illini West football team received the opening kickoff in Friday night’s Lincoln Trail-Prairieland Conference matchup with Macomb, drove 65 yards and scored. The Bombers answered with authority.

Led by junior quarterback Braden Holthaus, the Bombers took a 20-12 lead by halftime and rolled to a 38-12 victory to improve to 2-1, showing the growth Macomb coach Tanner Horrell was hoping to see from a group still learning to play starring roles.

Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman spent a beautiful Friday evening talking to legendary coach Jim Unruh, shooting a “Schuck on a Truck” with the Horrell clan and putting together this photo gallery from the night’s action:

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