DECATUR — The 28th annual Order of the Eastern Star High School All-Star Football game is to include five players from the JG-TC area. All five are to be on the East team. They are Derek Fisher, Clayton Peterson, Turner Pullen and Cade Watson of Shelbyville, as well as Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond's Kobe Wells.
The East team is to be coached by Tuscola coach Andy Romine and has a total of 32 players on the roster.
Pullen, an Illinois Football Coaches Association Class 2A All-State player, ran for 1,090 yards and 27 touchdowns, while passing for 3,070 yards and 41 touchdowns for the 10-3 Rams, who reached the semifinals.
Watson, a second-team all-Central Illinois Conference wide receiver/defensive back, had 32 receptions for 660 yards and eight touchdowns, while Fisher was a second-team all-CIC offensive lineman. Peterson, a unanimous first-team all-conference player, led the Rams in tackles with 6.9 per game.
Wells helped the Knights go 3-6 and had 19 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns. He also averaged 15.1 yards per kickoff return (28 returns).
The West team has 28 players and is to be coached by Maroa-Forsyth's Josh Jostes.
The game is to be June 23 at 7 p.m. at Maroa's Walter Boyd Field. Practice will begin Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Tuscola (East) and Maroa (West), respectively.
The East won last year's game 15-12. The East has won 15 of the 27 games.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the game. Proceeds from the game go to the Eastern Star Educational Assistance Fund.
Scholarships are to be awarded to the Most Valuable Player for each squad.
A dinner honoring players and coaches is to be June 22 at 6 p.m. at the Decatur Civic Masonic Temple.
Chappel falls in semifinals
ROCKFORD — After competing in Friday's Charleston Trojan Classic, Lauren Chappell competed in the 85th annual Illinois Women's Golf Amateur State Championship. Chappell, a 2017 CHS grad and winner of the 2016 IWGA tournament, lost 2 and 1 to the 2017 champion, Kelly Sterling, Wednesday in the semifinals.
Chappell, a three-time Class 1A state champion at Charleston, defeated Natalie Long 3 and 2 Tuesday and beat Eilyee McGiles one up to reach the semifinals.
Chappell, who finished her freshman year at Southern Methodist University with an average of a 77.96 in 28 rounds (10 matches), was one of 65 competing in the tournament.