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High School Football: Preview capsules for Week 3 games

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 11:59 p.m. CST

Kaneland at Sterling

Where: Roscoe Eades Stadium, 1608 Fourth Ave.

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 94.3 FM

AP rank: Kaneland No. 3 5A; Sterling No. 10 5A

Last week: Kaneland 45, IC Catholic 14; Sterling 35, Johnsburg 16

Last meeting: 2012, Kaneland 42-0

Series streak: Kaneland 1

Fast facts: The Warriors lost to Kaneland 52-45 in double overtime in a quarterfinal game in 2006. … Kaneland has won 30 straight regular season games. … Sterling looking for first 3-0 start since 2010.

SVM pick: Kaneland 6-1

Yorkville at Dixon

Where: A.C. Bowers Field, 300 Lincoln Statue Dr.

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 1460 AM

AP rank: Yorkville rec. votes 6A

Last week: Yorkville 38, East Aurora 14; Rochelle 44, Dixon 0

Last meeting: 2012, Yorkville 42, Dixon 14

Series streak: Yorkville 1

Fast facts: Dixon is 0-7 in NIB-12 crossover games. … Yorkville fell behind 14-0 to East Aurora before scoring on next four offensive possessions. … Foxes rushed for 310 yards against East.

SVM pick: Yorkville 7-0

Rock Falls at Lutheran

Where: 3411 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford

When: 7:15 Friday

Radio: 1240 AM

AP rank: Lutheran No. 2 4A

Last week: Rock Falls 22, Marengo 21; Lutheran 29, Genoa-Kingston 27

Last meeting: 2012, Lutheran 48-34

Series streak: Lutheran 2

Fast facts: Lutheran RB James Robinson rushed for 1,908 yards as a freshman in 2012. That is 357 more yards than state-record holder Caleb Pratt (Westville 2004-07) had as a freshman. Pratt finished with 8,477 yards.

SVM pick: Lutheran 7-0

Stillman Valley at Oregon

Where: Landers-Loomis Field, 210 S.10th St.

When: 7 Friday

Radio: 95.7 FM

AP rank: Stillman Valley No. 8 3A

Last week: Stillman 40, Burlington Central 0; Harvard 20, Oregon 14

Last meeting: 2012, Stillman Valley 34-7

Series streak: Stillman 4

Fast facts: Stillman outscored Oregon 115-35 in last four meetings. … Oregon won three in a row in series before four-game losing streak. … Stillman’s Zac Hare has rushed for 342 yards and four touchdowns.

SVM pick: Stillman 6-1

Bureau Valley at Newman

Where: Roscoe Eades Stadium, 1608 Fourth Ave.

When: 7:30 Saturday

Radio: 102.7 FM, 98.1 FM

AP rank: Newman No. 8 2A

Last week: St. Bede 29, BV 25; Newman 61, Princeton 7

Last meeting: 2012, Newman 30-14

Series streak: Newman 3

Fast facts: BV beat Newman five times in 6-year span from 2004-2009. … Comets have not lost regular season game to current Three Rivers North team since 2009 against BV in Week 8.

SVM pick: Newman 7-0

Fulton at Morrison

Where: Bud Cole Field, 643 Genesee Ave.

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 1390 AM

Last week: Kewanee 32, Fulton 14; Orion 50, Morrison 0

Last meeting: 2012, Morrison 14-0

Series streak: Morrison 9

Fast facts: Morrison leads series that began in 1901, 54-24. … Last week’s 50-0 loss to Princeton was most lopsided defeat for Mustangs since losing 34-0 to Newman in Week 9 of 2004. … Fulton quarterback Ethan Jones is questionable because of an injury.

SVM pick: Fulton 6-1

Hall at Amboy

Where: The Harbor, 11 E. Hawley St.

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 101.7 FM

Last week: Hall 22, Erie-Prophetstown 21; Sherrard 40, Amboy 18

Last meeting: 2012, Amboy 46-6

Series streak: Amboy 2

Fast facts: Clippers have started 0-3 only once (2011) since 1998. … Hall scored winning touchdown against Erie-Prophetstown with 1:32 left in game last week. They had not led the entire game, and trailed 21-6 with 7:46 left.

SVM pick: Amboy 7-0

Riverdale at Erie-P’town

Where: Wayne Hein Field, 435 6th Ave., Erie

When: 7:30 Friday

AP rank:EP rec. votes 3A

Last week: Rockridge 41, Riverdale 0; Hall 22, EP 21

Last meeting: 2012, EP 14-7

Series streak: EP 1

Fast facts: Panthers have received votes in AP Poll each week of the season. … The Rams have been outscored 67-2 in first 2 weeks. Rams’ new coach is Mike Goodwin, who spent the last two seasons at Decatur Eisenhower.

SVM pick: EP 7-0

Dakota at Eastland-P.C.

Where: 500 School Dr., Lanark

When: 7:30 Friday

AP rank: EPC No. 3 2A

Last week: Lena-Winslow 27, Dakota 0; EPC 28, Mon.-Roseville 20

Last meeting: 2012, EPC 45-7

Series streak: EPC 1

Fast facts: Dakota won five of last seven meetings. … The Wildcatz jumped out to a 28-6 lead over Titans on Saturday before Monmouth-Roseville rallied in second half. … Dakota’s Drew Zellmer rushed for 54 yards against Le-Win.

SVM pick: EPC 6-1

West Carroll at Forreston

Where: 600 E. Main St.

When: 7 Friday

Radio: 100.3 FM

AP rank: Forreston No. 3 1A

Last week: East Dubuque 22, West Carroll 14; Forreston 48, South Beloit 0

Last meeting: 2012, Forreston 47-0

Series streak:For. 3

Fast facts: West Carroll’s first three opponents have a combined record of 6-0, including Eastland-P.C. which is ranked No. 3 2A, and Forreston, which is ranked No. 3 in 1A.

SVM pick: Forreston 7-0

Galena at Milledgeville

Where: Floyd Daub Field, 100 E. 8th St.

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 100.3 FM (delay)

Last week: Galena 35, Durand 7; Orangeville 60, Milledgeville 34

Last meeting: 2010, Galena 55-0

Series streak: Galena 2

Fast facts: Galena QB Austin Long has rushed for four touchdowns this season. He also threw for 136 yards and a touchdown in Pirates’ loss to Forreston. … Milledgeville lost starting QB Kameron DawTyne in first quarter of last week’s game.

SVM pick: Galena 6-1

River Ridge at AFC

Where: Mel Barron Field, 318 E. South St., Franklin Grove

When: 7:30 Friday

Last week: River Ridge 27, Warren 13; Polo 62, AFC 6

Last meeting: 2012, AFC 34-29

Series streak: AFC 2

Fast facts: River Ridge’s Josh Crist threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns in win over Warren. .. Austin Durr added 108 yards on the ground. … AFC allowed 42 first-half points, including 29 in the second quarter, against Polo last week.

SVM pick: RR 5-2

Stockton at Polo

Where: 100 S.Union Ave., Polo

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: None

AP rank: Stockton No. 1 1A

Last week: Stockton 38, Aquin 32, OT; Polo 62, AFC 6

Last meeting: 2010, Polo 27-26

Series streak: Polo 4

Fast facts: Marcos have not lost to Stockton since falling 15-14 in the 2005 season. … Polo looking to win first back-to-back games since 2010 season. … Stockton has not lost a regular season game since Week 8 of 2011 season.

SVM pick: Stockton 7-0

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