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Football: 2014 BNC West by the numbers


That's how many state titles the Stillman Valley Cardinals have after winning the 3A title last fall at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. The Cardinals have won titles in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, and 2013. Last year, they beat St. Joseph-Ogden 43-41 in overtime to clinch championship.


That's how many teams on Dixon's 2014 schedule that the program has never played a varsity football game against before. Those teams are Burlington Central, Byron, Rockford Lutheran, Stillman Valley, and Winnebago.


That's how many times Rock Falls and Dixon have played against each other. Dixon has the all-time advantage with a record of 42-30-3. The last meeting between the schools came in 2004, when Dixon won 32-6. The schools met every year between 1923 and 2004.


That's the last time that Oregon and Dixon played against each other. The Dukes won that game 18-0. In all, the two schools have split the four total meetings.


That's the average distance the Dixon Dukes will make per road game for four trips this season. The longest trip is 58 miles to Rockford Lutheran. The shortest is 27 miles to Byron.


That's the average distance the Dukes traveled for five road games in the 2013 season as a member of the NIB-12 West. The longest trip was a non-conference game to Monmouth-Roseville, at 115 miles. The Dukes play the Titans at home this fall. The shortest trip was to Sterling, at 12.3 miles.


That's how many Big Northern West wins the Rock Falls Rockets have since joining the conference in 2011. The Rockets are 1-17 in that time in BNC West play. The lone win came in Week 9 of the 2012 season over Oregon.


That's how many points the Rock Falls Rockets averaged in six conference games last year. They scored 45 against Lutheran and 43 against Byron in back-to-back weeks. Rock Falls returns starting quarterback Jacob Mammosser, who threw for 4,711 yards over the last two seasons.


That's how many of Rock Falls' receivers from the last two seasons hold positions in the top six leaders in area single-season receptions since 2005. Austin Donoho has the highest total in that time, with 87 in 2013. Tied for third is Alex Leaf in 2012 and Daegan Wharff in 2013 with 52 each. Steven Armoska had 51 in 2012, and Austin Babcock had 50 in 2012.


That's how many of Oregon's six wins in 2013 came by seven points or fewer. The closest was a 22-21 win over Wilmington in the first round of the playoffs. Two of the Hawks' five losses were also very close. They lost to Haravard 20-14, and to eventual state champion Stillman Valley 14-7.


That's how many rushing yards Rockford Lutheran sophomore James Robinson had last season. He also had 43 touchdowns in helping the Crusaders to the 4A semifinals.

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