CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Tri-Valley’s quest for a state football championship fell just short Friday.
Decatur St. Teresa edged Tri-Valley, 29-22, in the class 2A state title game at Memorial Stadium. The win gives St. Teresa its fourth state title and first since 1979.
The Bulldogs scored touchdowns on two fourth-down conversions in the second half. One on a Christian Harper 72-yard run in the third quarter and the other on a nine-yard touchdown pass from Joe Brummer to Billy Guyse with 6:06 to play in the game to give St. Teresa the 29-22 lead.
Tri-Valley senior running back Blake Regenold set a state championship game record with 43 carries. He rushed for 215 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns in the loss.