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Who We Are?

618 Football made up of fans that send in photos, coaches that provide feedback and questionnaires about the roster and team, players that let us know what is going on, parents of athletes that want to know who is giving the effort and getting results and should be focused on.  618 Football is You!  If you want to help contribute please let us know at donlaur@gmail.com.  Post to our facebook wall with team and score updates.  

What do We Do?

Over the last eight years we have streamed live video of games, held online chats, provided video game recaps, stats, standings, pick'em contests and we have trying to rotate what is available.  The main focus has and will always be scores.  Scores can be updated online or they can be txt to (618) 201-4460.  We have a network of source updaters to keep radio and online scores updated and accurate.  

Why Us?

Conventional media such as newspapers, radio, and TV do a great job focusing on their target area.  They are limited to space in print, on air, and focus on the stories with the biggest lead and market.  We cover the entire 618 Area Code, but are only limited by the amount of information you provide us.  Our goal is to highlight kids that might be overlooked.  To grow our family and to cheer on our neighbors.

Where to find Us?

WE ARE 618 Football!  We are a family of the 70 schools that call are located in the 618 Area Code of Southern Illinois, Metro-East St. Louis, Central Illinois, and Southeastern Illinois.  Debates rage back and forth where is Southern Illinois and what the line is.  618 Football's premise is simple and easy to classify.  High School Football teams that the school's address has a 618 Phone Area Code. 

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News and Info Around the 618 Area Code

From time to time we will write articles and add information. Typically we link to other stories and news of interest. If you have a story that should be featured, let us know.

Indians Start Early on Thursday
Pre-season scrimmage games, once called Soap Games, Gatorade or Drink games, kick off across the region this week. Du Quoin opted to scrimmage on the day before the Du Quoin State Fair Parade to allow the fans that are... + continue reading
The State Journal-Register Reports Lower Numbers
By Dave Kane.  Staff Writer of SR-R.com Posted Aug. 18, 2014 @ 9:04 pm    Some Class 1A-3A area high school football programs are dealing with a low number of players, even by small-school... + continue reading
AJ Hill Photo.  Tom Weber Saluki Media Services.  dawgtracker.wordpress.com
Coach Al Martin gets a redo on his last season.
By John H. Croessman  Posted Aug. 8, 2014 @ 9:00 am    Du Quoin, Ill. “A.J. played under two great coaches, Jerry Kill at Northern Illinois University and Dale Lennon at Southern... + continue reading

About Us

618 Football started out 8 years ago as a grad school project with the goal of bringing schools together in the 618 Area Code to root for each other in football.  Over those years we have brought you a lot of football games, videos, players of the week, pick'em contest, high school scores, playoff games, rosters, stats, interviews, and live game video.  We are continuing to bring you the best in high school prep football from the area.
Donnie Laur
618.204.4460
donlaur@gmail.com

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