Football Friday: Nashville, Murphysboro Playing for State Titles in DeKalb Today

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Today is the day. The Nashville Hornets and the Murphysboro Red Devils are vying for state football championships in Class 2A and 4A respectively.

Red Devils coach Gary Carter has been involved in football for many years, from his playing days at Roxana High School and SIU to the multiple stops through his coaching career. He says this team has a chance to do something special for the Murphysboro community.

Murphysboro will play Richmond-Burton at 7 p.m. tonight at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. The Hornets will kick off at 1 p.m. against Newman Central Catholic out of Sterling.