Golden Aces Advance to 3A Semifinals

Golden Aces Advance to 3A Semifinals

MT. CARMEL, IL (WFIE) - On the high school gridiron, there is one local school left standing in Illinois, as Mount Carmel beat Robinson 36-29, in the 3-A quarterfinals. With today's win, the Golden Aces advanced to the semifinals, for the first time since 2011.

In the 3rd-quarter, Mount Carmel trailed 21-16 until Trevor Kennard finished off a drive with a 5-yard touchdown run. A 2-point conversion put the Aces up, 24-21.

Then on Robinson's next possession, Mount Carmel's Hunter Fuller recovered a fumble and took it in for the touchdown, to make it 30-21 Golden Aces.

But the Maroons came back, as Jason Richart ran it in from 9-yards out to put Robinson down by one, 30-29.

Mt. Carmel answered that, as Kennard picked up his 3rd-touchdown of the day, to make it 36-29. With 2:40 to go, John Fuller came up with the interception to seal it.

Mt. Carmel advances to the semifinals, and will travel to Williamsville next week.
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