- Fairbury News staff
PC fall sports update given
An update on Prairie Central fall sports was provided by the various coaches and athletic director during Tuesday’s meeting of the Fairbury Rotary Club.
PC volleyball coach Kirsten Smith noted they have a larger freshman team this year and are better stocked than previous years. The varsity record as of Tuesday was 10-9 and six players are in the top 10 for digs, so the team is doing good things, according to Coach Smith. The girls have played 19 matches in under a month.
Volleyball has four seniors this year and senior night against St. Joe is planned for Oct. 11. PC will host the IHSA sectional this season, which will be Oct. 31 and Nov. 2.
Football coach Andrew Quain gave an update on the football program, which is off to a good start. The freshman are 2-2, JV 2-1 and varsity is 4-0. The team is ranked seventh in the statewide AP poll for Class 3A. Homecoming is this week then they are preparing for a big football road trip to Aledo in Mercer County in a couple of weeks.
“The kids are aiming for a conference championship this year and a deep run in the playoffs,” said Quain.
Coach Quain noted they rely on senior leadership and experience to help make the program successful.
“We’ve been able to kind of reload every year.”
Quain hopes to keep the participation numbers up in PC football.
PCHS athletic director Austin Wenger gave an update on boys and girls golf, which participated in the Illini Prairie Tournament. Girls are 6-1 in match play and they have two seniors. Boys are 8-0 in match play. They had a slow start to the tournament schedule but the team’s confidence has improved. Wenger noted the varsity boys have two freshman playing very well. The JV golf team is 9-0.
The high school cross country season is going well and they are looking to grow the program. Wenger said they have been middle of the road with competing schools.