Blue Devils capitalize on tide-turning moments, beat Panthers yet again with offensive onslaught

Quincy High School quarterback Bradyn Little threw six touchdown passes in Friday night's 63-27 victory over United Township at the Soule Bowl in East Moline, Ill. | Muddy River Sports file photo

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — Three plays changed everything for the Quincy High School football team. Sure the final score ended up 63-27 with the final 14 minutes played with a running clock, but the Blue Devils needed the tide-turning moments to shoot down United Township in Friday night’s Western Big 6 Conference matchup at the…

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Blue Devils end demanding stretch with one-goal conference victory and earn day of rest

Quincy High School forward Breighlyn Thomas scored the Blue Devils' lone goal in a 1-0 victory Tuesday night against United Township at Flinn Stadium. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Does having survived playing five games in five days without a loss earn the Quincy High School girls soccer team a day of rest come Wednesday? “Oh, hell yes,” Blue Devils coach Travis Dinkheller said. Quincy finished its physically taxing stretch Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory over United Township in Western Big…

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‘And it was nothing but net’: Mulherin’s first career 3-pointer punctuates Blue Devils’ WB6 victory

Quincy High School's Camden Brown, right, and Bradley Longcor III, center, go to congratulate and joke with teammate Sam Mulherin, left, after the senior forward made his first career 3-pointer, which beat the third-quarter buzzer Friday night against United Township at Blue Devil Gym. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Sam Mulherin could say he’s one and done. But why do that? The Quincy High School senior forward relished making a buzzer-beating 3-pointer — the first 3-point attempt of his high school basketball career — so much so he’s ready to put his perfect shooting percentage on the line with another try. “Oh,…

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Give a Little, get a Little: QHS quarterback breaks two single-game records in WB6 rout of UT

Quincy High School's Gregory Quince, left, celebrates with Caden Johannessen after catching one of his two touchdown receptions in the 49-14 victory over United Township at Flinn Stadium. | Photo courtesy Libby Phelps

QUINCY — Quincy High School football coach Rick Little has seen his son Bradyn, the Blue Devils’ sophomore quarterback, get on a roll before. “Once he gets hot, he can be dangerous … it’s more than just the throws, but the reads,” Rick Little said. “The average fan is like, ‘He threw a ball and…

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Reignited and it feels so good: Second-half effort carries QHS soccer team to WB6 victory

United Township defender David Nelson, left, clears the ball before Quincy High School's Evan Sohn can challenge him during the first half of Tuesday's Western Big 6 Conference game at Flinn Stadium. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Garrick Homan whole-heartedly believes effort and intensity can be contagious. So he’s embraced the role of human dynamo off the bench for the Quincy High School boys soccer team. “I want to be that positive spark to keep everyone up and reignite us,” Homan said. Tuesday night, with the Blue Devils trailing United…

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Quincy Shootout: Blue Devils discover needed energy in fourth quarter, stay undefeated in WB6 by beating Panthers

Quincy High School's Terron Cartmill, left, pressures United Township's Mahki Johnson during Friday night's Western Big 6 Conference game at Blue Devil Gym. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Bradley Longcor III nodded at the suggestion it had been a week filled with low-energy practices for the Quincy High School boys basketball team. “It wasn’t the best,” the freshman guard admitted. Junior guard Reid O’Brien was a little more blunt. “We didn’t have any good practices all week long,” O’Brien said. So…

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Blue Devils open WB6 play with complete effort in dismantling Panthers

Quincy High School's bench reacts to a 3-pointer against United Township during their game at the Panther Den on Friday night in East Moline, Ill. Photo courtesy Meg McLaughlin/Dispatch-Argus

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — With United Township boys basketball coach Ryan Webber absent Friday night, the Panthers struggled to stay disciplined and couldn’t contain Quincy High School’s Jeremiah Talton in suffering a 70-39 loss in the Western Big 6 Conference opener. Webber was out with an undisclosed illness — Abel Zertuche filled in as head…

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Blue Devils look dominant in dismantling previously unbeaten Panthers in WB6 play

Quincy High School wide receiver Gregory Quince caught two touchdown passes and intercepted two passes in Friday night's Western Big 6 Conference victory against United Township at the Soule Bowl. Photo courtesy Brendan Saak

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — It was difficult to tell which was more dominant — Quincy High School’s offense or defense. The Blue Devils racked up 399 yards of total offense and limited United Township to 19 yards of offense in the first half in an impressive 48-14 victory Friday night in Western Big 6 Conference…

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