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High School Football: Week 2 capsules

Whitney Young
at Sterling

When: 7 Friday

Where: Roscoe Eades Stadium, 1608 Fourth Ave., Sterling

Radio: 94.3 FM

Last week: King 50, Whitney Young 14; Metamora 29, Sterling 14

Last meeting: None

Fast facts: Sterling led Metamora 14-0 before giving up 29 unanswered points. … Sterling has not started a season 0-2 in last 20 years. … Whitney Young coach Tim Franken is in 20th season (96-85) at helm. … Dolphins have enrollment of 1,957.

SVM pick: Sterling 5-1

Burlington Central at Dixon

When: 7 Friday

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

Radio: 1460 AM

Last week: Hampshire 28, Burlington Central 18; Dixon 25, Monmouth-Roseville 0

Last meeting: None

Fast facts: Dixon has not started season 2-0 since 2006, and have only done it four times since 1996. … BC’s strength is its linebacker trio of Cole Roach, Craig Klein and Anton Christensen. Roach and Klein are 3-year starters.

SVM pick: Dixon 4-2

Oregon at
North Boone

When: 7 Friday

Where: 17823 Poplar Grove Rd., Poplar Grove

Radio: 95.7 FM

Last week: Oregon 13, Johnsburg 7; North Boone 22, Clinton (Wis.) 12

Last meeting: 2013, Oregon 27-20

Series streak: Oregon 1

Fast facts: North Boone intercepted pass in final minute to seal win in Week 1. … Nate Montemayor rushed for 123 yards on 24 carries. … North Boone rushed for 234 yards on 50 carries.

SVM pick: Oregon 5-1

Rock Falls
at Marengo

When: 7:15 Friday

Where: 110 Franks Road, Marengo

Radio: 1240 AM

Last week: Harvard 41, Rock Falls 0; Marengo 45, Byron 28

Last meeting: 2013, Rock Falls 22-21

Series streak: RF 2

Fast facts: Rock Falls is trying to avoid first 0-2 start since 2011. … Rockets have outscored Indians 42-24 in last two meetings. … Marengo has one winning season and one playoff berth in last 16 years (6-4, 2004).

SVM pick: Marengo 5-1

Hall at

When: 7:30 Friday

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

Radio: None

AP rank: EP rec. votes 3A

Last week: Hall 23, Bureau Valley 13; Erie-P’town 45, Kewanee 19

Last meeting: 2013, Hall 22-21

Series streak: Hall 1

Fast facts: Hall running back Chris Hammonds rushed for 160 yards and two TDs against BV. … Panthers looking for first 2-0 start since 2002.

SVM pick: EP 6-0

at Fulton

When: 7:45 Friday

Where: 1207 12th St., Fulton

Radio: 1390 AM

Last week: Erie-P’town 45, Kewanee 19; Orion 33, Fulton 26

Last meeting: 2013, Kewanee 32-14

Series streak: Kewanee 1

Fast facts: Two second-half turnovers cost Boilermakers in loss to Panthers. Kewanee fumbled last in the third quarter, which led to a EP touchdown, and then the Panthers scored on a 75-yard interception return.

SVM pick: Fulton 4-2

Orion at

When: 7:30 Friday

Where: Bud Cole Field, 643 Genesee Ave.

Last week: Orion 33, Fulton 26; Princeton 35, Morrison 7

Last meeting: 2013, Orion 50-0

Series streak: Orion 1

Fast facts: Last year’s 50-0 loss was first 50-plus point loss for Mustangs since 1998. Morrison lost 56-6 to Rockridge in Week 2 that year. … QB Mason Sitzmore completed 11 of 20 passes for 120 yards in loss to Tigers.

SVM pick: Orion 6-0

at Newman

When: 7 Saturday

Where: Roscoe Eades Stadium, 1608 Fourth Ave., Sterling

Radio: 102.7 FM

AP rank: Newman No. 1

Last week: Princeton 35, Morrison 7; Newman 20, Rockridge 14

Last meeting: 2013, Newman 61-7

Series streak: Newman 1

Fast facts: Tigers broke a 20-game losing streak with win over Morrison in Week 1. Previous win came in Week 7 of 2011 season against Hall.

SVM pick: Newman 6-0

at Amboy

When: 7 Friday

Where: The Harbor, 11 E. Hawley St.

Radio: 101.7 FM

Last week: Sherrard 20, Riverdale 3; Amboy 15, St. Bede 14

Last meeting: 2013, Sherrard 40-18

Series streak: Sherrard 1

Fast facts: Brian Adams, a 2005 Sherrard product, won his first game as head coach last week. … Sherrard running back Nathan Kelly rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns in win over Riverdale.

SVM pick: Split 3-3

St. Bede at Bureau Valley

When: 7:30 Friday

Where: 9154 County Rd., Manlius

Radio: 98.1 FM

Last week: Amboy 15, SB 14; Hall 23, BV 13

Last meeting: 2013,
St. Bede 29-25

Series streak: SB 3

Fast facts: St. Bede QB Jack Brady threw for 192 yards and two TDs in loss to Amboy. … One of BV’s scores in Week 1 came on an 84-yard halfback pass form Josh Mead to Tommy Johnston. … Storm has not started 0-2 since 1998.

SVM pick: BV 5-1

Pecatonica at Eastland-P.C.

When: 7:30 Friday

Where: 110 S. Summit, Pearl City

AP rank: EPC No. 5 2A

NUIC Northwest:
Pecatonica 0-1; EPC 1-0

Last week: Lena-Winslow 56, Pecatonica 0; EPC 62, West Carroll 0

Last meeting: 2012, EPC 50-0

Series streak: EPC 9

Fast facts: EPC has shut out Pecatonica in last two meetings, 50-0 in 2012 and 22-0 in 2011. … Pecatonica forfeited 2013 season because of a lack of players.

SVM pick: EPC 6-0

West Carroll at East Dubuque

When: 7:30 Friday

Where: 200 Parklane Dr., East Dubuque

Last week: EPC 62, West Carroll 0; Polo 40, East Dubuque 14

Last meeting: 2013, East Dubuque 22-14

Series streak: ED 1

Fast facts: East Dubuque beat Thunder with a touchdown with 7 minutes left in game in 2013. … Thunder were held to 86 yards of offense against EPC. … Alec Monahan, a 210-pound RB/LB, had two TDs in ED’s loss to Polo.

SVM pick: ED 5-1

at Orangeville

When: 7:30 Friday

Where: 201 S. Orange St., Orangeville

NUIC Upstate: M’ville 0-1; Orangeville 0-1

Last week: Warren 18, Milledgeville 7; Durand 37, Orangeville 8

Last meeting: 2013, Orangeville 60-33

Series streak: O’ville 5

Fast facts: Orangeville’s Nathan Schutz rushed for 115 yards on 30 carries in loss to Durand. … Broncos have averaged 39.6 points against Milledgeville in last five meetings. … Missiles have started 0-2 in 3 of the last 4 years.

SVM pick: M’ville 4-2

at AFC

When: 7:30 Friday

Where: Mel Barron Field, 318 E. South St.,
Franklin Grove

NUIC Upstate: Polo 1-0; AFC 0-1

Last week: Polo 40, East Dubuque 14; Aquin 31, AFC 15

Last meeting: 2013, Polo 62-6

Series streak: Polo 8

Fast facts: AFC defense gave up 377 yards to Aquin. … AFC’s Kevin Kurz had 12.5 tackles, and returned a fumble for a TD. ... Polo’s Brad Cavanaugh averaged 42.7 yards on his three kickoff returns in Week 1.

SVM pick: Polo 6-0

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