Sterling Newman, which won its third state championship of the past decade, topped the Three Rivers Conference with four conference championships and 39 wins in conference play.
Sterling Newman, which won its third state championship of the past decade, topped the Three Rivers Conference with four conference championships and 39 wins in conference play. — Shaw Media photo

To no surprise, Sterling Newman was the winningest program in Three Rivers Conference football over the past decade.

Newman went 39-3 in conference play since the Three Rivers (formerly the Big Rivers) originated in 2013, 11 more wins than the next team, Orion (28-13). The Comets spent time in both the TRAC North/Rock (2013-14, 2017-19) and the TRAC Mississippi (2015-16).

Hall checks in next with conference victories at 27-15 followed by Princeton (26-16) and Fulton (26-14).

Newman had the most conference championships in the Three Rivers with four (2013-14, 2016-17). The Comets also won all three Big Rivers Conference crowns as the precursor to Three Rivers football.

Princeton was next with three titles (2015, 2018-19) while Orion and Rockridge had two each.

Newman also had the most playoff wins (20-5) among TRAC teams since 2013.

Here’s a look at Three Rivers football by the numbers:

Three Rivers (conference play since 2013)

Newman 39-3

Orion 28-13

Hall 27-15

Princeton 26-16

Fulton 26-14

Rockridge 25-16

St. Bede 20-22

Kewanee 19-23

Erie-Prophetstown 16-26

Morrison 14-27

Sherrard 9-35

Monmouth-Roseville 8-4

Riverdale 6-35

Amboy-LaMoille 6-12

Three Rivers (overall wins since 2013)

Newman 79-8

Orion 52-24

Rockridge 44-26

Hall 44-31

Fulton 41-30

Princeton 40-38

St. Bede 30-37

Kewanee 30-38

Morrison 26-40

Erie-Prophetstown 24-42

Monmouth-Roseville 13-8

Riverdale 13-50

Sherrard 10-53

Amboy-LaMoille 9-19

Three Rivers (playoff wins since 2013)

Newman 18-6

Orion 8-6

Rockridge 6-5

Hall 6-6

Princeton 4-2

Fulton 3-5

Morrison 2-1

Monmouth-Roseville 2-1

St. Bede 1-2

Kewanee 1-4

Erie-Prophetstown 0-0

Sherrard 0-0

Riverdale 0-0

Amboy-LaMoille 0-0

Overall TRAC playoff record: 51-38.

Three Rivers (conference championships)

Newman 4

Princeton 3

Orion 2

Rockridge 2

Hall 1

Fulton 1

Morrison 1

Three Rivers conference champions

2013 - Rockridge, Newman

2014 - Rockridge, Newman

2015 - Princeton, Orion

2016 - Newman, Fulton

2017 - Hall, Newman

2018 - Princeton, Orion

2019 - Princeton, Morrison

Three Rivers (state champions since 2010)

Newman 3 (2010, 2013, 2019)

Morrison 1 (2011)

Notes:

• Newman in TRAC North/Rock from 2013-14, 2017-present and TRAC Mississippi from 2015-16

• E-P in TRAC North from 2013-14, TRAC Mississippi from 2015-present

• Orion and Rockridge in TRAC South from 2013-14, moved to TRAC Rock in 2015

• Amboy-LaMoille left the TRAC in 2016

• Monmouth-Roseville joined the TRAC Mississippi in 2018