The Peoria area's top performances from the 2nd round of the IHSA football playoffs

Adam Duvall
Journal Star

The second round of the high school football playoffs are here.

Each week, the Journal Star will take a look at the top performing teams and players from weekend games across the Peoria area. 

We won't stop in the playoffs. Players from Abingdon-Avon, Farmington and Morton lead our list this weekend.

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Scotty Jordan, Pekin

Run heavy most of the season, the Dragons looked to their quarterback in a 31-28 second-round loss to Rockton Hononegah in Class 7A. Jordan finished 10-for-21 for 211 yards and three touchdown passes — two to Levi Burke (four catches, 81 yards) and another to Kanye Tyler. Jordan also ran in a score. Tyler finished with 137 total yards, gaining 91 on a TD reception and 46 rushing on 11 carries. 

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Riley Embry, Farmington

Farmington (11-0) kept it on the ground and in the hands of their 5-foot-11, 175-pound running back in Saturday's 35-12 second-round win over Class 2A visitor Tremont. Embry rushed for 244 yards on 10 carries and three TDs. His pair of second-quarter scores of 50 and 91 yards helped extend the Farmers' lead to 22 by halftime.

Seth Glatz, Morton

Nowadays it's almost impossible to have a top performances list and keep Morton's senior running back off of it. Glatz rushed for 241 yards and three touchdowns on 42 carries as the Potters knocked off Morris, 28-24. His 5-yard TD with under eight minutes left in the game secured the victory for Morton (9-2). The other two TDs came in the first half as the Potters will play next week in the quarterfinals for the second time in program history.

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Thomas Borges, Washington

Washington's Thomas Borges (22) gets past Metamora's Carson Irvin for some yardage in the second half Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at Babcook Field in Washington. The Panthers defeated the Redbirds 24-14.

Borges, who went for 241 yards on 20 carries and three TDs, helps Washington head into the Class 6A quarterfinals with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. His late scores helped give the Panthers a 27-13 win over Champaign Centennial. The senior running back gave Washington, which led 14-7 entering the final 12 minutes, some breathing room with his two TDs.

Abingdon-Avon senior quarterback Easten Schisler throws a pass in Friday's Lincoln Trail Conference game against United. The Red Storm handed the previously unbeaten Tornadoes their first loss in 2021 to end the regular season.

Easten Schisler, Abingdon-Avon

The senior quarterback orchestrated the Tornado offense to the tune of half-hundred points in Saturday's 55-30 victory over Gilman Iroquois West in its Class 1A second-round playoff game. Schisler was 11 yards short of 400 total yards of offense - throwing for 290 yards on 18-for-25 passing and three TDs and running for another 99 yards and a fourth-quarter score.

Teegan Davis, Princeton

The Princeton quarterback had himself a day in Saturday's 40-0 Class 3A second-round victory over Fairbury Prairie Central. Davis rushed for 118 yards and two TDs — one in the second quarter and the other in the third, while passing for 158 yards and another score - a 10-yard strike to Matt Lucas. The Tigers (10-1) also got two TDs by Augie Christiansen, who ran for 79 yards and 21 attempts.

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