High school football: By the numbers for Week 6

Here are some numbers that explain Week 6 of the high school football season in the Sauk Valley.

5

That's how many seasons it had been since Sterling had lost a conference game to a team other than Otttawa or Geneseo before Friday's 21-2 loss at Streator.

In 2007, the Warriors lost two conference games to Ottawa (19-3) and to LaSalle-Peru (28-24).

3

That's how many times Sterling has lost to Streator in the last 18 meetings dating back to 1996. Streator beat Sterling 36-24 in 2003 and 42-27 in 1996.

The Bulldogs have gone 5-37 in the last four seasons after making the playoffs in 2008.

The Warriors have also beat Geneseo three straight seasons. The Warriors (3-3) meet the Maple Leafs (5-1) on Friday in Geneseo.

10.

That's how many NIB-12 West games Dixon (2-4) had lost in a row before beating LaSalle-Peru 13-10 on Friday.

It also broke a six-game losing streak vs. the Cavaliers, and more importantly, kept the Dukes' playoff hopes alive.

14-3

That's the ratio of points scored by Byron and Oregon in the fourth quarter of Friday's Big Northern West game at Landers-Loomis Field.

The Tigers scored on a run by Dylan Garbutt with 11:30 left in the game, and then again on a pass from Base Beyers to Zach Cogswell with 2:37 left.

It was Sawyer Reynolds' 22-yard field goal with 6:29 left that proved the difference in Oregon's 17-14 win.

249

That's how many points the Rock Falls Rockets have allowed in the last four games in losses to Rockford Lutheran, Byron, Winnebago and Stillman Valley.

That's 68 more points than any other Big Northern West team has allowed through six games this season.

7

That's how many first-half possessions the Newman Comets had against Riverdale on Friday at Sterling Chevrolet Field at Roscoe Eades Stadium.

The Comets scored on all seven of those possessions, taking a 47-0 lead into the break.

46.3

That's how many yards per carry Erie-Prophetstown's Jordan Chandler averaged during the Panthers' 26-7 win over Amboy.

Chandler carried the ball three times for 139 yards. He had touchdown runs of 80 and 50 yards.

He was the perfect speed complement to Nick Williams, who rushed the ball 30 times for 227 yards and two touchdowns. That improves his season totals to 1,264 yards and 19 TDs.

2

That's how many teams remain undefeated in Three Rivers North play. The Newman Comets and Erie-Prophetstown Panthers are both 4-0 in conference play,

By the way, they also play each other on Friday in Erie.

55

That's how many teams in the state have clinched playoff berths by either winning six games or clinching conference championships. Eastland-Pearl City (6-0) is the only area team on that list.

There are 201 playoff berths still remaining.

Newman and Erie-Prophestown are both playoff eligible with five wins.

The area has four teams in AFC, Milledgeville, Rock Falls and West Carroll that have been eliminated from playoff contention with five losses.

1

That's how many wins that AFC and West Carroll have after picking up victories on Friday night.

AFC knocked off Orangeville 28-20, and West Carroll beat South Beloit 32-14. It also guarantees the first season since 2009 the Sauk Valley has not had any team go winless.

6

That how many Sauk Valley area teams have four losses. Amboy, Bureau Valley, Dixon, Fulton, Morrison and Polo are all at 2-4, meaning that each game is a playoff game. One more loss and they are eliminated from playoff eligibility.