Support to Tornado Victims

Coach Bell would like to start a fund to support the victims of the weekends tornado. We have players from both Washington and Pekin.

If you are interested in donating please contact Coach Bell at (309) 457-2175 or sbell@monmouthcollege.edu

Washington high school had nine football players that lost their homes along with an assistant coach. Washington plays Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin (we also have a player from SHG) in the 5A semi finals this Saturday. SHG booster club has raised funds to send three charter buses to Washington so their fans who no longer have vehicles can make the trip to the game.

Link to Article on Washington and SHG support

If you would like to show your support to the teams the game is at SHG starting at 1:00pm.

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“We Can” Football Game Food Drive

We Can Poster

The Prairie Fire athletic department and Blessings in a Backpack are joining forces again to help children.

In a joint effort with Monmouth College, all fans attending the annual Bronze Turkey game between Knox and Monmouth on November 16 at the Knosher Bowl will have the chance to help make a difference in the lives of area school children by contributing non-perishable foods to the “We Can” campaign.

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from both schools will be working with partner agencies in their respective cities. In Galesburg, the beneficiary is Blessings in a Backpack, and all collections at this year’s contest between the two teams will support their program.

Students will be collecting donations at the gates of the Knosher Bowl, where the kick-off time is 1:00 pm. Non-perishable food items are welcome and will be distributed to the FISH Food Pantry to be used by Blessings in a Backpack in their ongoing effort to provide adequate, healthy, and nutritious meals to school-age children in Galesburg. In 2014, when the game is held at April Zorn Memorial Stadium in Monmouth, collections will help feed children through a program administered by the 1st Street Armoury.

Cash donations will also be accepted and a “Backpacks for Cash” event will be conducted during the game.

While the PA announcer shares information and facts about the Blessings in a Backpack program, students will dash through the fans soliciting donations for 162 seconds; this amount of time equals the number of students – and their families – who are currently served each week at Steele and Cooke schools in Galesburg through the delivery of backpacks stuffed with food. Plans are underway to expand into King and Nielson schools for the remainder of this school year, which will raise the number of students fed to 352.

At a cost of $80/year per child, there is no shortage of need – and 100% of cash donations will go directly to the cost of food in the program. Eventually Blessings in a Backpack hopes to serve all six Galesburg elementary schools. Your donations of non-perishable foods and cash can make a difference, and will help move us one step closer to ensuring that students do not go hungry at home.

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Knox Matchup

headshot_1_turkey  The Bronze Turkey

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1888.
  • This year’s game will be the 125th meeting.
  • Monmouth leads the series with 65 wins.
  • The last Knox victory came in 1998
  • Knox Preseason Ranking was 223rd
  • Knox ended last season ranked 116th  in total offense
  • Knox ended last season ranked 238th in total defense
  • Knox return 17 Starters (8 offense, 7 defense, 2 Specialists)

Knox Roster

Knox Statistics

Saturday’s Hourly Weather

 

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Ripon Matchup

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1915.
  • This year game will be the 62nd meeting.
  • Monmouth leads the series with 35 wins.
  • The last Ripon victory came in 2012
  • Ripon Preseason Ranking was 177th
  • They ended last season ranked 60nd  in total offense
  • They ended last season ranked 169th in total defense
  • They return 17 Starters (6 offense, 10 defense, 1 Specialist)

Ripon Roster

Ripon Stats

Saturday’s Hourly Weather Forecast

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Illinois College Matchup

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1894.
  • This year’s game will be the 53rd meeting.
  • Monmouth leads the series with 39 wins.
  • The last IC victory came in 2012
  • IC Pre Season Ranking was 69th
  • They ended last season ranked 8th in total offense
  • They ended last season ranked 184th in total defense
  • They returned 13 Starters (9 offense, 8 defense, 2 Specialists)

IC Roster

IC Statistics

Game Day Hourly Forecast

Visitors Guide (Driving Directions, Hotels and Restaurants)

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Lawrence Matchup

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1934.
  • This year game will be the 55th meeting.
  • Lawrence leads the series with 29 wins.
  • The last Lawrence victory came in 1999
  • Lawrence Preseason Ranking was 220th
  • They ended last season ranked 72nd  in total offense
  • They ended last season ranked 230th in total defense
  • They return 13 Starters (6 offense, 7 defense, 0 Specialists)

Lawrence Roster

Lawrence Stats

Saturday’s Hourly Weather Forecast

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Lake Forest Game

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1908.
  • This year game will be the 47th meeting.
  • Monmouth leads the series with 26 wins.
  • The last Lake Forest victory came in 2012
  • Lake Forests Preseason Ranking was 125th
  • They ended last season ranked 114th  in total offense
  • They ended last season ranked 88th in total defense
  • They return 17 Starters (6 offense, 9 defense, 2 Specialists)

Driving Directions 

Campus Map

Lake Forest Preferred Hotels

Roster

Saturday’s Hourly Forecast

Schedule/Results 

 

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The Lawrence game on October 26th is the Fight for a Cure Game. Our sons were given information on the T-shirts and “Should Have passed it on”. orders need to be placed by Friday October 4th at Noon!!! The cost is $10.

There are two ways to order:

1. Contact Melissa Bittner at bittner@monmouthcollege.edu

2. Mail attached form with a Check (Unless you live in Monmouth it is probably too late for this option). Play for a Cure Order Form (1)

C/O Melissa Bittner

700 E. Broadway

Monmouth, IL 61462

 

 

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Cornell Matchup

  • The first game of this series occurred in 1908.
  • This year game will be the 70th meeting.
  • Cornell leads the series with 38 wins.
  • The last Cornell victory came in 1997 (Last year they were in the conference until 2012).
  • Preseason Ranking was 187th
  • They ended last season ranked 64th  in offense
  • They ended last season ranked 184th in total defense
  • They return 22 Starters (10 offense, 10 defense, 2 Specialists)
  • Looks like the weather will be perfect for Tailgating!!

Thankfully the weather will be much better than the Cornell – Monmouth Game of 1925! A Homecoming Blizzard in Mt Vernon, IA. These are some tough fans! The game ended in a 0-0 tie, the only tie of the series.

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http://news.cornellcollege.edu/2013/06/cornellians-come-home-for-a-century/#.UkM-w9go7IU

 

Click below for hourly game day weather forecast

Saturday’s Hourly Forecast

Cornell Roster

Cornell  Stats

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Team Lodging Information

Coach Bell Asked me to pass along the team lodging info for the St. Norbert game. The team is staying in the Comfort Inn and Suites in Appleton, WI. Their phone number is (920) 882-9663.

Choice Hotels is the official hotel partner for the Midwest Conference. To take advantage of the Midwest Conference special rate you have two options.

Call the Choice Sports Desk at (877) 240-2929 and provide the Special Rate ID for Monmouth College which is 00225170.

You can also visit the website at choicesportstravel and click on select rate at the top. On the drop down select Special Rate/Corp ID and enter the Monmouth Code 00225170. It will then ask you to confirm Monmouth College, select “Yes/Confirm”. 

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