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Football: Capsules for Week 2 of high school season

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:15 a.m. CDT

Rochelle at Dixon

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

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 1460 AM

AP rank: Dixon rec. votes in 4A

Last week: Rochelle 58, Chicago Corliss 6; Dixon 36, Mon.-Roseville 14

Last meeting: 2012, Rochelle 49-21

Series streak: Rochelle 6

Fast facts: Dixon has not started season 2-0 since 2006, which was also the last time that they beat Rochelle. … Rochelle’s Marquez Felix rushed for 209 yards against Corliss.

SVM pick: Rochelle 7-0

Sterling at Johnsburg

Where: 2002 W. Ringwood Rd., Johnsburg

When: 7:15 Friday

Radio: 94.3 FM

AP rank: Sterling No. 10 5A

Last week: Sterling 42, Metamora 28; Richmond-Burton 26, Johnsburg 7

Last meeting: 2009, Sterling 28-3

Series streak: Sterling 1

Fast fact: 2009 meeting featured Johnsburg’s C.J. Fiedorowicz and Sterling’s Tyler Loos, who met last weekend as members of the University of Iowa and Northern Illinois football teams.

SVM pick: Sterling 7-0

Marengo at Rock Falls

Where: Hinders Field, 500 15th Ave.

When: 7:15 Friday

Radio: 1240 AM

Last week: Mendota 13, Marengo 10; Harvard 47, Rock Falls 16

Last meeting: 2012, Rock Falls 20-3

Series streak: Rock Falls 1

Fast facts: Marengo’s last win came in 2004, when the Indians went 6-4. … Indians lone win in 2012 came against Mendota, who they lost to in Week 1. … Rockets broke 15-game losing streak with win over Marengo in 2012.

SVM pick: Rock Falls 6-1

Oregon at Harvard

Where: 1103 N. Jefferson St., Harvard

When: 7 Friday

Radio: 95.7 FM

AP rank: None

Last week: Oregon 28, Momence 21; Harvard 47, Rock Falls 16

Last meeting: 2012, Oregon 21-7

Series streak: Oregon 1

Fast facts: Hornets are one of the favorites to win Big Northern East. … Running backs Christian Kramer and Jose Mejia both had big games against Rock Falls. … Oregon rallied from 21-14 deficit in third quarter to beat Momence.

SVM pick: Oregon 4-3

Amboy at Sherrard

Where: 4701 176th Ave., Sherrard

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 101.7 FM

AP rank: Sherrard rec. votes 3A

Last week: St. Bede 41, Amboy 6; Sherrard 26, Riverdale 6

Last meeting: None

Fast facts: Sherrard has 16 starters back from 2012. … That includes starting QB Clayton Bjustrom, who broke the school’s passing records in 2012, and he is behind four returning starters on offensive line. … Amboy allowed 234 passing yards to St. Bede last week.

SVM pick: Sherrard 7-0

Bureau Valley at St. Bede

Where: 24 W. U.S. Highway 6, Peru

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 98.1 FM

Last week: Bureau Valley 42, Hall 21; St. Bede 41, Amboy 6

Last meeting: 2012, St. Bede 28-20

Series streak: St. Bede 2

Fast facts: Bruins QB Jack Brady completed 11 of 17 attempts last week for 234 yards and 5 TDs. … BV’s Tucker Schoff rushed for 157 yards and a TD against Hall. … BV QB Parker Neuhalfen had 4 TDs, three rushing and one passing, in win.

SVM pick: St. Bede 7-0

Erie-P’town at Hall

Where: 800 W. Erie St., Spring Valley

When: 7 Friday

AP rank: EP rec. votes 3A

Last week: EP 33, Kewanee 19; Bureau Valley 42, Hall 21

Last meeting: 2012, EP 56-26

Series streak: EP 1

Fast facts: Hall has not had winning season since 2008, the last of 25 seasons under legendary coach Gary Vicini, who guided program to state titles in 1995 and 2001. … Panthers looking for first 2-0 start since 2002.

SVM pick: EP 7-0

Fulton at Kewanee

Where: 1101 E. Third St., Kewanee

When: 7:45 Friday

Radio: 1390 AM

AP rank: Fulton No. 10 1A

Last week: Fulton 42, Orion 20; EP 33, Kewanee 19

Last meeting: 2012, Fulton 6-3

Series streak: Fulton 1

Fast facts: Fulton has not gone 2-0 since 2007. … Kewanee’s Austin Vervynyck rushed for 131 yards against Erie-Prophetstown. … Boilermakers held a 12-6 lead over Panthers at halftime in Week 1.

SVM pick: Fulton 7-0

Morrison at Orion

Where: 1100 13th St., Orion

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: None

AP rank: None

Last week: Morrison 46, Princeton 0; Fulton 42, Orion 20

Last meeting: 2009, Morrison 14-7

Series streak: Morrison 1

Fast facts: Orion was held to 27 rushing yards by Fulton in Week 1. … Orion QB Blake Matson is starting for the second year in a row. … Morrison defense forced eight Princeton turnovers in Week 1.

SVM pick: Morrison 5-2

Newman at Princeton

Where: 103 S. Euclid Ave., Princeton

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 102.7 FM

AP rank: Newman No. 6 2A

Last week: Rockridge 21, Newman 9; Morrison 46, Princeton 0

Last meeting: None

Fast facts: Princeton fumbled the ball seven times – losing six – and threw two interceptions in loss to Morrison. … Newman had only four first downs in second half against Rockridge, and two of those came on penalties.

SVM pick: Newman 7-0

East Dubuque at West Carroll

Where: 500 Cragmoor, Savanna

When: 7:30 Friday

AP rank: East Dubuque rec. votes 1A

Last week: East Dubuque 33, Polo 6; EPC 65, West Carroll 6

Last meeting: 2002, East Dubuque 21, Savanna 3

Series streak: ED 2

Fast facts: The 2002 game was the last game that Savanna played before forming West Carroll with Mount Carroll and Thomson. … That game was last of Savanna’s 63-game losing streak.

SVM pick: ED 7-0

Eastland-P.C. at Mon.-Roseville

Where: 500 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth

When: 1:30 Saturday

Radio: 100.3 FM

AP rank: EPC No. 3 2A; MR rec. votes 3A

Last week: EPC 65, West Carroll 6; Dixon 36, MR 14

Last meeting: None

Fast facts: All-State running back Martel Hunter was held to 22 yards on 10 carries by Dixon. … MR returns nine starters from team that advanced to 3A second round in 2012. … EPC looking to start 2-0 for fifth straight season.

SVM pick: EPC 5-2

AFC at Polo

Where: 100 S. Union Ave., Polo

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: None

AP rank: None

Last week: Aquin 34, AFC 14; East Dubuque 33, Polo 6

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

Last meeting: 2010, Polo 42-22

Series streak: Polo 7

Fast facts: Marcos win streak over Raiders dates as far back as 1996. … Polo has not started 0-2 since 2005, when they rallied to finish 5-5. … AFC allowed 218 passing yards to Aquin in Week 1 loss.

SVM pick: Polo 5-2

Orangeville at Milledgeville

Where: Floyd Daub Field, 100 East 8th St.

When: 7:30 Friday

Last week: Orangeville 40, Durand 34; Milledgeville 30, Warren 15

NUIC Upstate: O’ville 0-0; Milledgeville 1-0

Last meeting: 2012, Orangeville 46-12

Series streak: O’ville 4

Fast facts: Missiles looking for first 2-0 start since 2008. … QB Kameron DawTyne rushed for 2 TDs and threw for another in win over Warren. … Orangeville has had troubles with depth. … Broncos rely on running backs Dan Zimmerman and Hunter Asche.

SVM pick: M’ville 6-1

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