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Rockford Boylan (1-1) at Rockford East (1-3)
Both teams come off losses in the Thanskgiving tourneys trying to get momentum as a NIC-10 season opens. Boylan depends on star Brock Stull while the E-Rabs will look to Tony Evans who had some big games in their tournament.
Rockford Lutheran (4-0) at Harvard (0-1)
The Crusaders hope to have a full roster soon as the football players nursing injuries do begin to play and trickle back in the lineup. Lutheran won the "Strombow Tourney" over many larger schools despite playing with a depleted roster. Thomas Kopelman and Joe Kellen paced the Crusaders, but getting Nate Wieting, James Robinson, and a healthy Kendall Lawson may help even more.
Belvidere (3-1) at Guilford (0-2)
The defending NIC-10 champs entertain Guilford and their new coach Dean Martinetti. The Bucs only have a few returning stars from the championship squad but are trying to show they were not a one year wonder. Joe Byers and Maurice Jackson return and will try to hold off the new-look Vikings in the lid-lifter on the NIC-10 season.
Auburn (4-0) at Harlem (0-1)
The Knights will try to keep their hot start going as they travel to face the "always firing" Huskies. After the Knights stunned some and ran away with the title at Boylan's tourney over Thanksgiving many think the Knights are back. Step One would be holding off the Huskies in their own gym.
Mendota (2-1) at Rockford Christian (0-0)
Rockford Christian opens its season with a Big Northern Game against Mendota. After not playing in a Thanksgiving tourney will the Lions be ready to rumble? The Big North East awaits.