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Prep football: Preview capsules for Week 7 in the Sauk Valley

at Dixon

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

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 1460 AM

NIB-12 West: Ottawa 1-1, Dixon 1-1

Last week: Geneseo 35, Ottawa 7; Dixon 13, LaSalle-Peru 10

Last meeting: 2012, Ottawa 51-14

Series streak: Ottawa 4

FYI: Dixon won three of four meetings between teams from 2005-2008. … Dukes looking to win two conference games in a season for first time since 2006. … Pirates have lost last 2 games by combined score of 69-7.

SVM pick: Dixon 6-1

Sterling at

Where: 700 N. State St., Geneseo

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 94.3 FM

AP rank: Geneseo No. 6 4A

NIB-12 West: Sterling 1-1, Geneseo 2-0

Last week: Streator 21, Sterling 2; Geneseo 35, Ottawa 7

Last meeting: 2012, Sterling 24-20

Series streak: Sterling 3

FYI: Leafs’ Rayce Singbush has rushed for 280 yards and 3 TDs total in two NIB-12 West games. … Sterling has not lost back-to-back conference games since 2007.

SVM pick: Geneseo 7-0

Mendota at
Rock Falls

Where: Hinders Field, 500 15th Ave.

When: 7:15 Friday

Radio: 1240 AM

Big Northern West: Mendota 0-3, Rock Falls 0-4

Last week: Rockford Lutheran 42, Mendota 27; Stillman Valley 64, Rock Falls 6

Last meeting: 2012, Mendota 14-13

Series streak: Mendota 5

FYI: Mendota junior Wyatt Martinson rushed for 97 yards and 2 TDs against Lutheran last week. QB James Buchanan completed 11 passes for 272 yards and 2 TDS.

SVM pick: Mendota 5-2

Oregon at

Where: 200 E. McNair Rd., Winnebago

When: 7 Friday

Radio: 95.7 FM

AP rank: Winnebago No. 6

Big Northern West: Oregon 1-2, Winnebago 3-0

Last week: Oregon 17, Byron 14; Winnebago 34, Genoa-Kingston 26

Last meeting: 2012, Winnebago 28-13

Series streak:
Winnebago 2

FYI: QB Ryan Swigart is in his second season as the Indians’ starter. … Swigart completed seven passes for 57 yards in win over Genoa-Kingston.

SVM pick: Winnebago 7-0

Amboy at
Bureau Valley

Where: 9154 County Rd., Manlius

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 101.7 FM, 98.1 FM

Three Rivers North: Amboy 2-1, BV 1-2

Last week: Erie-Proph-etstown 26, Amboy 7; BV 56, Morrison 26

Last meeting: 2012, Amboy 48-13

Series streak: Amboy 2

FYI: Both teams trying to avoid fifth loss and elimination from the playoffs. … Amboy’s Jason Bontz has been on a roll the last 3 weeks, with most of his season total of 621 rushing yards coming in that span.

SVM pick: BV 6-1

Newman at

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

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 102.7 FM

AP rank: Newman No. 6 2A; EP No. 10 3A

Three Rivers North: Newman 4-0, EP 4-0

Last week: Newman 60, Riverdale 18; EP 26, Amboy 7

Last meeting: 2012, Newman 21-6

Series streak: Newman 10

FYI: Newman has scored 88 points in the first half combined in wins the last 2 weeks. … Erie-Prophetstown has never won a football conference title as a co-op.

SVM pick: Newman 6-1

at Fulton

Where: 1207 12th St., Fulton

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 1390 AM

AP rank: None

Three Rivers North: Riverdale 0-3, Fulton 0-3

Last week: Newman 60, Riverdale 18; Fulton 35, Princeton 6

Last meeting: 2012, Fulton 24-20

Series streak: Fulton 1

FYI: Riverdale’ s Terry White rushed for 160 yards and 3 TDs against Newman last week. Most of his yardage and all of his scores came after game was decided. … Fulton’s Austin Regenwether is the second leading rusher in area with 682 yards.

SVM pick: Fulton 6-1

Rockridge at

Where: Bud Cole Field, 643 Genesee Ave., Morrison

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: None

AP rank: Rockridge No. 4 2A

Last week: Rockridge 55, St. Bede 20; Buerau Valley 56, Morrison 26

Last meeting: 2010, Morrison 49-12

Series streak: Morrison 1

FYI: Mustangs have made playoffs in each of the last 9 years, but will miss postseason if they loss another game. … Rockridge beat Newman 21-9 in the first week of the season. … Rockridge’s Dalton McManus had 171 rushing yards and 2 TDs against St. Bede.

SVM pick: Rockridge 7-0

Durand at

Where: 110 South Summit, Pearl City

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 100.3 FM (delay)

AP rank: EPC No. 3 2A

NUIC Northwest: Durand 0-4, EPC 4-0

Last week: LeRoy 20, Durand 0; EPC 58, Polo 14

Last meeting: 2006, EPC 22-0

Series streak: EPC 1

FYI: Wildcatz are only Sauk Valley team to secure a playoff berth with six win so far. … Durand has scored a total of 21 points in the last five games after scoring 34 in Week 1 loss to Orangeville.

SVM pick: EPC 7-0

West Carroll at Lexington

Where: 100 E. Wall St., Lexington

When: 1 Saturday

Radio: None

AP rank: None

Last week: West Carroll 32, South Beloit 14; Tri-Valley 42, Lexington 14

Last meeting: None

Series streak: – 

FYI: Lexington plays in the 12-team Heart of Illinois conference along with teams like Tri-Valley, Gibson City-Mevlin-Sibley and Deer Creek-Mackinaw. … Thunder looking for first two-game winning streak since Weeks 5 & 6 of 2010 season.

SVM pick: Lexington 4-3

AFC at
East Dubuque

Where: 200 Parklane Dr., East Dubuque

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: None

AP rank: None

NUIC Upstate: AFC 1-4, East Dubuque 3-2

Last week: AFC 28, Orangeville 20; East Dubuque 28, River Ridge 7

Last meeting: 2012, East Dubuque 40-0

Series streak: East Dubuque 9

FYI: East Dubuque’s Derek Doty and Aaron Frost each rushed for over 100 yards in win over River Ridge. … The Warriors have allowed 17 points per game this season. … The Raiders are allowing 43 points per game.

SVM pick: East Dubuque 7-0

at Aquin

Where: 1419 S. Galena Ave., Freeport

When: 7 Friday

Radio: None

AP rank: Aquin No. 8 1A

NUIC Upstate: Milledgeville 1-4, Aquin 5-1

Last week: Stockton 60, Milledgeville 8; Aquin 20, Warren 15

Last meeting: 2012, Aquin 44-12

Series streak: Aquin 4

FYI: Aquin’s Aiden Chang has completed 121 of 227 attempts for 1,797 yards and 19 TDs. .. His favorite target is Anthony Townsend with 35 receptions and 507 yards. … Missiles are allowing 40.8 points per game.

SVM pick: Aquin 7-0

at Polo

Where: 100 S.Union Ave., Polo

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: None

AP rank: None

NUIC Upstate: Orangeville 1-4, Polo 2-3

Last week: AFC 28, Orangeville 20; EPC 58, Polo 14

Last meeting: 2010, Orangeville 51-22

Series streak: Orangeville 1

FYI: Orangeville’s Hunter Asche rushed for 228 yards and two TDS in loss to AFC last week. … Polo has beat Orangeville in five of the last six meetings between two schools. … Polo’s Brian Cavanaugh has caught 11 passes for 335 yards and 6 TDs.

SVM pick: Polo 7-0

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