Skyline Conference

Head coach
Bob Thornhill (Sixth year, 23-27)

Illinois Valley barely missed out on only its second trip to the state playoffs last year by virtue of a tiebreaking loss to Phoenix. The Cougars' lone trip to the playoffs was in 2000.

General information

ASSISTANTS: Chip Wafer, Scott Thornhill, Colin Thomas.

2006 LEAGUE RECORD: 3-2 (tied for third, Skyline).

2006 OVERALL RECORD: 6-3.

PREDICTED FINISH THIS YEAR: Tied for second.

2006 results
Illinois Valley 44, South Umpqua 14
Illinois Valley 43, Coquille 8
Illinois Valley 16, Douglas 0
Illinois Valley 21, Sutherlin 41
Illinois Valley 38, Phoenix 43
Illinois Valley 14, Hidden Valley 7
Illinois Valley 14, Henley 34
Illinois Valley 49, Rogue River 6
Illinois Valley 30, North Valley 13

Returning starters
OFFENSE (6): Fullback Jesse Swift (5-7, 170, sr.), running back Eric McConico (6-1, 205, sr.), running back Jacob Ellis (5-9, 175, sr.), running back Larry Ragsdale (5-8, 140, sr.), tight end/running back/quarterback Steven Paul (6-1, 200, sr.), tight end Chad Pardie (6-1, 175, sr.).

DEFENSE (5): Strong safety Jesse Swift, strong safety Eric McConico, free safety Jacob Ellis, cornerback Larry Ragsdale, outside linebacker Steven Paul.

Other notables
Quarterback/cornerback Doug Hoskins (5-10, 175, sr.), offensive tackle Bobby Parsons (6-4, 230, sr.).

2007 schedule
Aug. 31 SOUTH UMPQUA, 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 PLEASANT HILL, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Coquille, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Douglas, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 SUTHERLIN, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Hidden Valley, 7 p.m.
Oct. 19 HENLEY, 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Rogue River, 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 NORTH VALLEY, 7 p.m.