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Saturday sports update

Momence knocked out host Spring Valley Hall 21-13 in Class 2A playoff action Saturday at Nesti Stadium in Spring Valley.

The Red Devils (7-4) pulled within 14-13 on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Taggart Venegas with 5:45 remaining. Hall failed to add the conversion kick and trailed by one.

Hall allowed Momence(8-3)  to score an uncontest touchdown with 1 and half minutes remaining so that the Redskins were unable to run the clock out. Hall's final drive was snuffed out when Venegas was sacked for a loss on fourth down.

State cross country: Hall junior Al Baldonado ran down Class 1A All-State honors, finishing 17th with a time of 15:38 at Detweiller Park in Peoria Saturday, Jon Davis (14:47) of Fithian Oakwood was the state champion.

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