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Football: NUIC Northwest by the numbers

9

That's how many state championship teams have come from NUIC Northwest members. Lena-Winslow won its second in 2013. The Panthers' first was in 2010. Both Dakota and Galena have won three. The Indians won in 2005, 2007 and 2011. The Pirates won in 1997, 2003 and 2007. South Beloit won in 2002.

2

That's how many seasons in a row that the Dakota Indians have finished under .500. Dakota went 3-6 in 2013, after going 4-5 in 2012. The Indians won the 1A title in 2011 with a 12-2 record. This slump follows 14 straight playoff qualifying seasons, and 16 straight winning seasons.

15

That's how many NUIC Northwest games that Eastland-Pearl City has won in a row. The Wildcatz won undefeated conference titles in 2012 and 2013, after going 5-3 in 2011.

5

That's how many seasons in a row that Eastland-Pearl City has been eliminated by a current Three Rivers team. The Wildcatz were eliminated by eventual 2A state champion Newman in the second round of the playoffs last year. They lost to Orion in 2012, and Morrison in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

34

That was the average margin of victory for the EPC Wildcatz last season. The Wildcatz averaged 48.6 points, while allowing only 14.6 points.

0

That's how many NUIC Northwest games Durand has won. The Bulldogs moved over from the Upstate Division before last season. The Bulldogs went 3-6 in their final year in the Upstate in 2012.

2011

That's the last season that Pecatonica won a varsity football game. The Indians forfeited the 2013 season because of a lack of numbers after going 0-9 in the 2012 season. The Indians' last win came in Week 6 of the 2011 season over Polo.

6

That's how many seasons in a row that West Carroll has finished below .500. Its best season in that stretch was a 4-5 record in 2010. The Thunder made the playoffs three straight years from 2005-07. They won one playoff game in that time.

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