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Finally a chance to sit down and go through the video in the Lions 29-28 loss to the Harrisburg Bulldogs.

This was a fantastic high school football game. The Bulldogs arre now 5-1 on the season while the Lions are now 5-1 as well.

The Lions will be at home this Friday for the last time in the regular season when they host the Massac County Patriots on Senior Night for the Lions.

Good Morning!

I'm a bit tardy posting my game preview as I was having computer issues last night. I recorded a quick preview this morning.

I gave the wrong score on the St. Joe-Ogden was actually 32-28. My bad.

As a result of their win last week, the Lions were selected as theis week's 10.35 EPSN High School Team of the Week. Yesterday, Matt Varney met with the team to present the award before the start of practice.

Also, Carterville jumped back to the top of the John A Logan Little Egypt Poll.

Join me and Keenan starting at 6:45 tonight as we have pregame coverage on NewsRadio WJPF (AM1340/FM99.5) and

We will also have our YouTube livestream available here:

Hope to see you at the game tonight. Come out and cheer on the #7 team in the IHSA Class 4A Poll and the #1 team in the John A Logan LIttle Egypt Poll.

Roar Lions Roar!

Still thinking about last night's incredible football game as the Carterville Lions knock off the St. Joseph.-Ogden Spartans, scoring with just 23 seconds left in the game.

Thanks to Gail Johnson and her video work from the field, here are the highlights in the Lions 32-28 win on homecoming weekend. ROAR LIONS ROAR!!!!!


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  • Began his radio career in radio at WXAN (Ava, IL) in 1985

  • Has worked at several radio stations in the Southern Illinois area including, WDQN (DuQuoin, IL),  WQRL (Benton, IL), WDDD (Marion, IL).

  • Currently works for Max Media in Carterville, IL.  Dave has worked on each of the five station in that group including WOOZ (New Country Z100), WCIL-FM (Today's Hit Music 101.5CIL-FM), WUEZ (Magic 95.1), WJPF-WCIL-AM (NewsRadio WJPF), WXLT (103.5 ESPN).

  • On-Air Talent on New Country Z100 since 2004 and host/producer of the Saturday Morning Oldies Show.

  • Host of "Riding the Pine", on 103.5 ESPN, a weekly sports talk show covering the Southern Illinois Miners, Southern Illinois' minor league baseball team in Marion, IL.

  • Program Director for 1035 ESPN

  • Play-by-play announcer for Carterville High School sports including football and basketball on NewsRadio WJPF.

  • Fill-in host for the Morning Newswatch with Tom Miller, heard Monday-Friday on NewsRadio WJPF.

  • Emcee/host for Music & Motion Marching Band field competition held each October at Saluki Stadium hosted by the SIU School of Music (2011-2016).

  • Emcee/host for the Walk for a Cure for Arthritis held every May at the University Mall in Carbondale, IL.

  • Main stage Emcee for the first Bluegill Music Festival held July 4th, 2015 at the Rend Lake Dam.  Over 20 music acts performed throughout the day.

  • Herrinfesta Italiana stage host for various music acts

  • Commercial voice-over work

  • Live remote broadcasts at various businesses and events throughout Southern Illinois.

  • Event Coordinator for five station group

  • Experienced HR/Safety/Environmental Manager for manufacturing and transportation companies.

  • Public Address Announcer for the Southern Illinois Miners Minor League Baseball team (2016).

  • 2016 Illinois Broadcasters Association "Silver Dome Award" 2nd place for Best Sportscaster in Medium Market radio.

  • 2017 Illinois Broadcasters Associations "Silver Dome Award" 2nd place for "Best Radio Play-by-Play for Medium Market Stations".

  • 2017 Southern Illinois Miners On-Field Host

  • Two-time segment host of the "show that made country music famous", the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN (February 7, 2010 and May 6, 2017)

  • 2017/2018 Emcee - Barry Apple Festival Pageant (Barry, IL)

  • On-Field Host for the Southern Illinois Miners Minor Leagues Baseball team (2017-2021)

  • 2018 & 2019 Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award Winner for Best Play-by-play in Illinois.

  • 2018/2019/2021/2022 PONY Baseball International Colt World Series Play-by-play

  • 2019 Play-by-play Broadcaster for National Pro Fastpitch TV (Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois)

  • 2022 - Play-by-play Broadcaster of John A. Logan College Men and Womens Basketball

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