High School Football Semifinal Saturday: Peoria High, Tri-Valley punch tickets to state title games

Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 6:46 PM CST
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(25 News Now) - Semifinal Saturday in high school football was a thrilling one for a pair of local teams. In Class 5A, Peoria High bested state powerhouse Morris 76-56 in an offensive shootout that saw Malachi Washington rush for 383 yards and five touchdowns in the win. The Lions will play Nazareth Academy in the Class 5A State Championship game next Saturday at 10 a.m. at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.

In Class 2A, Tri-Valley also got a monster day from their all-state running back. Blake Regenold carried the ball 43 times for 282 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Vikings’ 36-6 win against Maroa-Forsyth to advance to the title game. They’ll play Decatur St. Teresa for a Class 2A state championship next Friday at 1 p.m. in Champaign.

In Class 1A, Ridgeview-Lexington’s terrific season came to an end with a 44-8 loss to Camp Point Central. The Mustangs finish the season 12-1.