Let's look at the top performances from Week 9 high school football in the Peoria area

Week 9 of the high school football season is here.

Each week, the Journal Star will take a look at the top performing teams and players from weekend games across the Peoria area.

Players from Canton and Morton lead our list for Week 9:

Canton quarterback Nick Oldfield delivers a pass during a Mid-Illini Conference football game last season in Pekin.

Nick Oldfield, Canton

The quarterback accounted for 459 yards and five touchdowns as the Little Giants upset Metamora 35-30 in a Mid-Illini Conference game on senior night in Canton. Oldfield ran for 264 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries to lift Canton to only its second win over Metamora since 2004. He was 13-for-28 passing for 195 yards and three touchdowns — two to Jake Miller and one to Turner Plumer.

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Dunlap's Lukas Sullivan, right, tries to pull down Morton running back Seth Glatz in the fourth quarter Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at Dunlap High School. The Potters defeated the Eagles 42-7.

Seth Glatz, Morton

The prolific running back finished with 344 yards and five touchdowns on 23 carries in a 42-7 win over Dunlap. He scored on runs of 74, 54, 43, 39 and 29 yards. The victory clinched the Potters (7-2, 6-1) a share of the Mid-Illini Conference championship with Washington (7-2, 6-1), a winner over East Peoria on Friday night. Glatz finished the regular season with 1,995 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns.

Tanner Sprecher, Pekin

The Dragons running back rolled up 254 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns to lead Pekin to a 41-12 victory over Limestone. He ran for 232 yards and two TDs on 17 carries and caught two padded for 22 yards and a score. His backfield mate Kanye Tyler added 130 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries for the Dragons (7-2, 5-2).

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Grant Hunt, Princeville

The senior ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns to help send Princeville (5-4) to its fifth victory and likely into the state playoffs. He has the Princes' first and final touchdowns, on runs of 51 and 10 yards in a 29-7 victory over Stark County.

Eureka's Camron Manning reaches for the ball during an incomplete pass during Friday night's game on Oct. 22, 2021. The Hornets beat the Chiefs 29-20.

Jake Morin, Eureka

The quarterback threw for a pair of scores — both to Camron Manning — and ran for another as Eureka (6-3) beat rival Deer Creek-Mackinaw 29-20 and put itself in the playoffs for the fifth time since 2016.

Ty Fuller and Shemar Williams, Tremont

The running back duo dominated yet again, combining for 317 rushing yards and six touchdowns for the playoff-bound Turks (7-2). Fuller ran for 211 yards and three TDs, while Williams added 106 yards and three scores in a 50-14 victory against Fieldcrest. 

Eddie Clark, Peoria High

The senior running back ran for 232 yards and four touchdowns in Thursday's 40-35 win over Peoria Notre Dame. Clark, who had a fumble recovery for a TD, plus scores of seven, 47 and 1 yard, scored the go-ahead TD with under a minute to play. This game was played without a working scoreboard at Peoria Stadium.

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Peoria Notre Dame's Brady Osmulski and James Hodskins celebrate a touchdown during Thursday's game in Peoria Stadium on Oct. 21, 2021. Peoria High pulled ahead in the final quarter and won 40-35.

Brady Osmulski, Notre Dame

The senior quarterback rushed for 108 yards and three scores on nine carries. He left the game with a hamstring injury following a score that put the Irish (6-3, 6-2) up in the third quarter on Peoria High. The Lions eventually prevailed, winning 40-35.

Langdon Allen, Macomb

The Bombers defender snagged a pair of interceptions — including one late to seal a 36-28 victory over Illini West. Macomb (6-3) is assured of its first playoff berth since 2012.