Hearts Aim for Third Straight Apollo Win Hampered by Another Key Injury

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Published on October 3 2013 10:12 pm
Last Updated on October 4 2013 2:22 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham Hearts head for Paris Friday night for Apollo Conference football action missing another key cog in their machine.

The Hearts received confirmation this week that center Khole Moran has a torn miniscus and a strained or torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.  It appears Tritt Rush will move into the center spot for Friday's game.

Effingham is tied atop the Apollo Conference standings with Mattoon at 2-0 heading into Friday night action.  The Hearts have posted wins at Charleston and at home against Salem to improve to 2-3 overall this season.  The losses were to Breese Mater Dei, Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Centralia.

Paris is 0-2 in the Apollo, but also 2-3 on the season overall.  The Tigers beat Cumberland and Watseka to start the season, but have since lost to Clifton Central, Salem and Mt. Zion.

This is the final time Effingham will play football at Paris, as the Tigers are leaving the Apollo Conference after next season.

Here's the schedule for Friday night football in our area:

Effingham at Paris

Charleston at Mt. Zion

Salem at Mattoon

Taylorville at Lincoln

Mahomet-Seymour at Stanford Olympia

Red Hill at Cumberland

Oblong at Casey-Westfield

Flora at Marshall

Lawrenceville at Olney East Richland

Newton at Robinson

Clinton at Shelbyville

Clifton Central at Paxton-Buckley-Loda

Greenville at Pana

Vandalia at Hillsboro

Cahokia at Centralia

St. Louis Lift for Life at Breese Mater Dei