Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Football

Bryce Barnes’ career with University of Illinois football team ‘went by so fast’

CHAMPAIGN – Bryce Barnes played his last game as a member of the University of Illinois football team on Saturday. The Illini held their senior day ceremony prior to that game at Memorial Stadium, the place in which Barnes helped the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School football team win its second consecutive IHSA Class 2A state championship during his senior season […]

GCMS grad Aidan Laughery returns from injury for Illinois football’s season finale

CHAMPAIGN – Talk about a speedy recovery. Aidan Laughery, a 2022 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley graduate who is a redshirt freshman on the University of Illinois football team, played in the final game of the 2023 season for the Illini. He gained 22 yards on three carries. He ran for a 17-yard gain during a drive that culminated in a 42-yard field […]

Area college catchup (Nov. 4, 2023): GCMS grad Barnes contributes for UI football in win over Minnesota

Bryce Barnes – The 2019 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley graduate had two tackles, including one for a loss of four yards, for the University of Illinois football team in a 27-26 win Saturday over Minnesota. Aidan Laughery – Illinois head football coach Bret Bielema said in his postgame press conference following the Illini win over Minnesota that Laughery, a 2022 GCMS graduate, […]

GCMS football loses 38-7 to Aurora Christian in IHSA Class 1A first-round playoff game

Aurora Christian 38, GCMS 7 GCMS   0   7   0   0   — 7 AC          10  7  7  14   — 38 Scoring summary AC – pass (kick). AC — FG AC – pass (kick). GCMS – Maxey 31 pass from Elliott (Grauer kick). AC – run (kick). AC – run (kick). AC – interception return (kick). Individual stats TACKLES – GCMS (C. […]

GCMS football to play at Aurora Christian in IHSA Class 1A playoff game

GIBSON CITY –The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity football team is entering new territory. When the Falcons kick off their IHSA Class 1A playoff game at Aurora Christian at 7 p.m. Friday, it will be their first postseason contest since 2019. “The kids are very pumped up,” GCMS head coach Chad Augspurger said. “This was the goal from the onset — to […]

GCMS Youth Football Juniors, Mighty Mites claim 2023 CIFL championships

CLIFTON – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Youth Football Juniors and Mighty Mites each won a Central Illinois Football League championship on Sunday. The GCMS Juniors won 29-7 over Momence to end its season with a record of 8-0. “It feels good. The kids played great,” GCMS Juniors head coach Brandon Luttrell said. “I’m glad to finally get here and do it […]

Photo gallery: GCMS Youth Football teams win CIFL championships

GCMS football loses 16-6 to Heyworth in regular-season finale

HEYWORTH – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity football team lost 16-6 to Heyworth on Friday. With the loss, GCMS concluded its regular season with an overall record of 6-3 and a 3-1 record in the Heart of Illinois Conference Small Division. The Falcons finished in a three-way tie with Heyworth (7-2, 3-1) and LeRoy (8-1, 3-1) for the division title. Matt […]

Photo gallery: GCMS football at Heyworth

All photos provided by Sarah Chase

Photo gallery: GCMS JV football vs. LeRoy

Here are some sights from Monday’s game, which ended in a 20-20 tie …

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