Coach Eidahl honored, Pekin awarded $5,000

The Pekin community celebrated a legend Monday night as head cross-country coach Davis Eidahl was honored as a ?Final 15? coach for US Cellular?s 2017 Most Valuable Coach of the Year.

Not only was there a photo op for U.S. Cellular, there was a Happy Gilmore-sized check with $5,000 for Pekin High School handed over to the coach in his 54th season.

You can help Coach Eidahl win the contest by voting for him through noon on Nov. 14 at Voting will make up 20 percent of the final score to determine the overall winner, and the public is encouraged to vote daily.