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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Andrew Luck threw his first touchdown pass of the preseason, helping the Indianapolis Colts get off to a fast start in a 24-14 preseason victory over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night.

Nick Foles got his first TD pass in Week 3, too, hitting Chris Givens in stride on a 44-yard play in the second quarter for the Rams (0-3).

Adam Vinatieri had a big day for the Colts (1-2), hitting field goals on the first and last possessions of the half, plus his successful onside kick led to Andre Johnson's 32-yard reception for a 10-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Then he put it out of reach with a 55-yarder with 2:53 left.

Clayton Geathers recovered the onside kick and Luck hit Johnson five plays later, capitalizing on busted coverage in the middle.


CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton sneaked in for a touchdown on Cincinnati's opening drive, then came out of the game as a precaution with a sore neck on Saturday night during a 21-10 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears.

The Bengals (2-1) were looking for a lot more out of their starting offense after a three-turnover performance during a loss at Tampa Bay. Dalton threw two interceptions in that one.   He completed all six of his passes during a 16-play, 77-yard drive that consumed 9 minutes, 11 seconds. Dalton finished it with a sneak from inside the 1-yard line, and was kept on the sideline after that because his neck hurt.

Bengals quarterbacks completed their first 13 passes against the Bears (2-1), who again failed to get a touchdown out of their starting offense. Chicago's offense has managed five field goals and no touchdowns in the preseason.


Orphans Win 7th Straight Shrine Game...Prep Football Scoreboard

SALEM - The Centralia Orphans won their 7th straight Shrine Game with a 38-6 win over the Salem Wildcats last night at Jim Finks Field.  

Orphans sophomore quarterback Javon Williams Jr finished with 142 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground while throwing for 169 yards more and another score.  Junior running back Keshawn Marshall rushed for 182 yards and scored 3 touchdowns.  Shandon Webster hauled in a 31 yard touchdown reception.  

Brodric Green and Dorian Reeves had critical interceptions and Sean Clark and Caleb Shipley each recovered fumbles.  

Salem was outgained 192 to 1 in the first quarter as the Orphans were building a 20-0 lead after the opening frame.  

Salem would drive the ball from the 9 yard line all the way down to the Orphans one on a 61 yard pass from sophomore quarterback Nate Roth to wide out Eric Schoonover.  Dakota McDaneld punched it in from one yard out for the lone Salem score.  

For the game the Orphans finished with 511 yards of offense to Salem's 171.  The Wildcats only mustered 39 rushing yards.  

Salem will have an even tougher task next week when the Highland Bulldogs come to Jim Finks Field for a 7pm kickoff.


Other Scores:
Anna Jonesboro 35 West Frankfort 14
Belleville Althoff 24 Collinsville 22
Benton 20 Carterville 13 (OT)
Breese Central 39 Mascoutah 0
Breese Mater Dei 37 Effingham 0
Carlinville 48 Roxana 24
Casey Westfield 32 Paris 0
Champaign Central 49 Marion 21
Chester 21 Fairfield 6
Columbia 49 East Alton Wood River 0
DuQuoin 46 Sesser Valier Waltonville Woodlawn 0
Freeburg 35 Massac County 13
Gillespie 28 Vandalia 6
Greenville 39 Litchfield 25
Herrin 40 Waterloo 19
Highland 45 Cahokia 8
Hillsboro 29 Piasa Southwestern 22
Hinsdale Central 41 O'Fallon 14
Johnston City 52 Hamilton County 0
Lawrenceville 55 Olney 14
Marshall 49 Flora 0
Mt Carmel 44 Harrisburg 31
Mt Zion 34 Mahomet Seymour 16
Murphysboro 63 Carbondale 28
Nashville 22 Carlyle 6
Newton 62 Edwards County 1    8
Pana 50 Staunton 0
Pinckneyville 44 Red Bud 14
Rantoul 14 Charleston 7
Red Hill 21 Robinson 18
Rock Island 34 Alton 6
Sparta 45 Dupo 12
Taylorville 21 Mt Vernon 14
Wesclin 42 Mount Olive 8
Triad 52 Mattoon 10


Odin Improves To 3-0 With Win Over Ramsey

RAMSEY - The Odin Eagles are 3-0 on the prep baseball season after a 10-0 win over the host Rams at the Ramsey Tournament.  Dylan Friend worked the complete 5 inning game for the win.  At the plate, Mark Herrin and Dawson Williams each had 2 doubles, Gage Roberts doubled and singled and Garrett Belcher also had 2 hits. 


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois has fired football coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season, citing preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior.

Athletic director Mike Thomas said Friday that the timing is unfortunate, but "it was in the best interests of student-athletes to act now rather than when a final report is issued and publicly released."  He says that would likely could during the season.  

Former starting lineman Simon Cvijanovic complained first on Twitter on May 9 and in numerous interviews that Beckman and his staff had tried to shame him into playing hurt misled him about medical procedures following a knee injury.

Beckman was 12-25 at Illinois, improving the team's record each season. The Illini went 6-7 last year.





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