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     November 19, 2019      #78-323 KDJ

FOOTBALL: Coal City forces four interceptions,

By Mason Schweizer

COAL CITY — There was a familiar feeling in the air ahead of Coal City’s home matchup with St. Francis in the IHSA Class 4A quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.

Much like the week leading up to this point in last year’s postseason, freezing weather and snow early in the week gave way to chilly-but-bearable temperatures and sunshine in Coal City paired with a smell equal parts optimism and pork chop sandwiches.

The only thing different this quarterfinal Saturday than last year in Coal City was the result. Matched up against a team with one of the state’s most impressive resumes and explosive offenses in the Spartans, the Coalers gave up an early score ...

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Mason Schweizer