GAME OF THE WEEK (on nta.fm and 100.5 fm)
BELVIDERE (4-0) at BOYLAN (8-0)
The Good News for the Bucs is that one win should get them into the playoffs....Bad News...it is at Boylan. The Bucs need to play as well or better as rival North played Boylan. If Garret Hyser can get his passing attack going they may have a shot, otherwise the streak will continue and the Bucs will be done for the year.
HARLEM (6-2) at GUILFORD (6-2)
The battle to be tied for second place. On the line in this game could be hosting a round 1 game in the playoffs. The third loss for either team may drop them into the bottom half of the playoff seedings and take them on the road.
HONONEGAH (6-2) at FREEPORT (1-7)
With second place clinched, the Indians rushing attack ,which gained TWO 200 yard rushers for the second week in a row last week,are looking at hosting their game next week. In a game of two potent rushing attacks this should be either a tune-up for Hononegah or a chance for Freeport to end on a positive note.
EAST (2-6) at AUBURN (3-5)
Auburn may not be returning to the playoffs but they have shown positivity and an improved and more-balanced East also looked better than previous seasons... despite their record. This one will be a good chance for either Distric 205 squads to finish on a good note.
BELVIDERE NORTH (5-4)WINS A FORFEIT OVER JEFFERSON(0-9)
North clings to playoff hopes. In my latest projections ..there are about 33 spots not yet clinched in a year where there were many top records (9,8,7 wins). North sits on the fence right in the middle. FInishing with a win over a 0 win team does not help their power ranking. North will have to spend Friday and Saturday scoreboard-watching to see if about half the teams they are fighting for a spot lose.
LUTHERAN (7-1) at ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN (0-8)
The Crusaders want to get everybody healthy (including RB James Robinson) ..before they begin their first trip into 4A playoffs. RC has struggled this year.
CHRISTIAN LIFE (7-1) vs. MOOSEHEART (4-4)
CLC gets ready foran appearance in the 1A playoffs. Mooseheart is actually one of the teams fighting for a spot with Belvidere North.
WINNEBAGO (8-0) vs. STILLMAN VALLEY (7-1)
A huge game in the area that may have the most on the line. A Bago win and the Indians have the Big Northern West title. With a Stillman win we have ourselves a three-way title between Bago, Stillman, and Lutheran.