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Top performers in high school sports for Sept. 10.

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Casmir Cozzi, Mascoutah, Cross Country

The senior from Mascoutah outpaced the field to win the Belleville West Invitational in a time of 16:10 over the 3-mile course. Cassius Havis of Alton was second with a time of 16:17. Cozzi’s first-place finish helped to push his team to the meet title with a total of 37 points over second place Belleville East with 52 points. Collinsville rounded out the top three teams with 102 points.

Jonah Ogden and Travis Speer, Triad, Soccer

In Triad’s 9-1 rout of Civic Memorial on Monday night, Ogden, a senior, and Speer, a junior, each scored two goals to help push the Knights’ record to 6-2-2 overall on the season.

Lane Hoelscher, Mascoutah, Soccer

Hoelscher scored two goals in Mascoutah’s 3-1 non-conference win over Central on Saturday afternoon. The junior for the Indians now has a total of eight goals scored this season.

Michael McKinley, Mascoutah, Soccer

McKinley scored two Goals for the Indians in the team’s 4-1 win over Freeburg on Monday night. McKinley, a senior, has scored four goals this season.

Alex Barton, Columbia, Soccer

In the Eagles’ 5-0 win over Highland, senior Alex Barton led the way scoring a team high two goals. Barton has scored seven goals this season.

Demonta, Taylor, Madison, Football, WR

The senior for the Trojans had 110 yards rushing over 12 carries in Madison’s 24-14 win over Wood River. Taylor made a 45-yard run with 32 seconds remaining in the first quarter to score his only touchdown of the game.

Tim Johnson, Alton, Football, RB

Johnson rushed for a season-best 232 yards over 29 carries in Alton’s lopsided 35-6 win over conference rival Collinsville. The sophomore has a total of 432 yards this season.

Ju’Qui Womack, Alton, Football, DB

The senior had one interception on Saturday afternoon to keep the tide turned in Alton’s favor in their 35-6 win over Collinsville.

Andrew Jones, Alton, Football, QB

Jones had one touchdown and completed 11 of 19 passes for 149 yards in the team’s win. His touchdown pass found the hands of Lonnie Tate from 42 yards with 7:55 remaining in the third quarter.

Christian Curtis, O’Fallon, Football, QB

Curtis completed 16 of 21 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns in the Panthers’ 37-20 win over Francis Howell Central. Curtis had a variety of receivers to choose from during the game. The first came only 5:36 in to the first quarter from 63 yards to Chris Smith followed by a 16-yard pass to Matthew Albritton in the final seconds of the quarter. Later in the third quarter, Curtis threw a short 3-yard pass to Evan Carney who scored and then with 35 seconds remaining in the third connected again with Matthew Albritton from 16 yards.

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