FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cru cruise at River Valley

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cru cruise at River Valley

Marquette 63, River Valley 0

RURAL VARNA – Jack Snook rushed for 136 yards and four touchdowns on only five carries for Marquette (7-0, 4-0), setting up a de facto conference championship meeting with Rockford Christian (5-2, 3-0) on Friday.

Logan Komater, Hunter O’Dell, Preston Aukland and Jay Scott also found the end zone for the Crusaders. Eric Donahue recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown as well.

Geneseo 50, Ottawa 3

OTTAWA – Kyle Szewczuk connected on a 27-yard field goal for the Pirates (0-7, 0-3), but that was it as Ottawa lost for the 14th consecutive game.

Brett Galletti accumulated 151 yards on 12 of 29 passing with two interceptions.

Watseka 22, Seneca 16

SENECA – Logan Bruss scored on an 8-yard scamper with 7:25 remaining to give the Fighting Irish (3-4, 2-3) a 16-14 lead. But Justin Bunting hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Quinn with only 24.8 seconds remaining to give the Warriors (4-3, 2-2) the victory.

Ken Sangston also scored for Seneca, which will need to win its remaining two games to become playoff eligible.

Other scores:

DeKalb 50, La Salle-Peru 8: The Barbs (6-1) clinched a playoff berth while pushing the Cavaliers (3-4) to the brink of elimination.

Lisle 23, Streator 20: The Lions (7-0) kept their undefeated season alive and eliminated the Bulldogs (2-5) from postseason contention.

Sycamore 17, Morris 7: The Spartans (5-2, 2-2) became postseason eligible and are likely to qualify on points should they fail to win again. Morris (3-4, 0-3), meanwhile, must win its remaining two games to secure a playoff berth.

Plano 26, Sandwich 20: The Reapers (4-3, 3-1) sent Sandwich (3-4, 1-3) to its fourth straight loss. Sandwich has to win its remaining games to become postseason eligible.

Monmouth-Roseville 46, Saint Bede 18: The Bruins (3-4, 1-3) must win out to have a chance at the postseason.

Princeton 49, Kewanee 3: The Tigers (4-3, 3-1) closed in on playoff eligibility with a road Three Rivers Conference win.

Stillman Valley 28, Mendota 15: The Trojans fell to 0-7 on the season.

Hall at Sterling Newman: Postponed to today. The Comets (5-1) could lock up a playoff bid while the Red Devils (4-2) need are one shy of postseason eligibility.