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