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High school football: NUIC Upstate by the numbers

25

That's how many NUIC Upstate games the Stockton Blackhawks have won in a row. Stockton has gone undefeated the last three seasons in the conference, and won the last game of the 2010 season. The Blackhawks' last conference loss was 19-0 to East Dubuque in Week 8 of the 2010 season.

6

That's how many state titles have been won by NUIC Upstate teams. Aquin won 1A titles in 1981, 1986 and 2005. Stockton won 1A championships in 1978 and 1991. Orangeville won the 1A title in 1989.

5

That's how many games the Polo Marcos have won in a row over rival Milledgeville. The Marcos won last year's contest 34-0. The Missiles' last win was a 24-22 victory in 2008. Polo has won 10 of the last 18 meetings. The two teams meet on Sept. 19 in Milledgeville.

3

That's how many times the Milledgeville Missiles have made the state semifinals. Milledgeville went in back-to-back years in 1998 and 1999, and then returned to the semifinals in 2008.

24

That's how many years the Polo Marcos went between playoff wins between 1984 and 2008. The Marcos made the playoffs 11 times in that span, falling in the first round each season. In 2008, they advanced to the quarterfinals for the second time in school history. The first was 1983.

5

That's how many players had at least 250 rushing yards for the Polo Marcos in 2013. The top two gainers – Ethan Ditzler (493) and Jeff Kimpel (413) – graduated. The other three were Brody Grobe (327), Kevin Cheeseman (258), and Brooks Grobe (2510).

10

That's how many wins the AFC Raiders have in the last 3 years under coach Brad Winterland. The Raiders won six games total in the three previous seasons. AFC went 5-4 in 2012, but did not have enough playoff points to qualify for the postseason. AFC went 1-8 last year.

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That's the AFC Raiders' win percentage in NUIC Upstate games since joining the conference in 2006. The Raiders have won 16 of 64 conference games. The Raiders' last playoff season was 2005, when they played in the Four Rivers Conference.

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