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Two of the state’s top programs set to collide; BND weekly rankings are out

Two of the state’s top programs set to collide; BND weekly rankings are out

In each of the last six seasons, the Montini Broncos have been on the field for the Illinois Class 5A state football championship game. The Broncos followed up four straight state titles from 2009 to 2012 with a pair of runner-up finishes, losing in the title game in 2013 and 2014 to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin. Griffin defeated the Broncos, who play East St. Louis on Saturday, 29-14 last November to win the state title.

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Community dedicates new Father McGivney school

Father McGivney Catholic High School senior Morgan Wagner shared her high school journey with the mass of people who came out to dedicate the area’s newest Catholic high school on Sunday. The new school was blessed by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki with the Diocese of Springfield during a ceremony Sunday at the school, located at 7190 Bouse Road. The bishop joined by priests of area parishes sprinkled holy water throughout the building and over the grounds blessing all aspects of the school.

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