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High school football: Capsules for Week 5

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 11:48 p.m. CDT

Geneseo at Dixon

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

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 1460 AM

AP rank: Geneseo No. 7 4A

Last week: Sycamore 19, Geneseo 0; Morris 38, Dixon 21

Last meeting: 2012, Geneseo 56-20

Series streak: Geneseo 11

FYI: Maple Leafs had ball in red zone three times against Sycamore but did not score. … Senior running back Brandon Mizlo (5-7, 175) rushed for 100, including 35-yard run against Spartans.

SVM pick: Geneseo 7-0

LaSalle-Peru at Sterling

Where: Roscoe Eades Stadium, 1608 Fourth Ave.

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 94.3 FM

Last week: LaSalle-Peru 16, Yorkville 9; Rochelle 58, Sterling 21

Last meeting: 2012, Sterling 28-21

Series streak: Sterling 6

FYI: Sterling has lost only two NIB-12 West games in the last five seasons, both of those to Ottawa. … The combined record of LaSalle-Peru’s first four opponents this season is 15-1. … Cavs were outscored 139-20 in the first 3 weeks.

SVM pick: Sterling 7-0

Oregon at Lutheran

Where: 3411 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford

When: 7 Friday

Radio: 95.7 FM

AP rank: Lutheran No. 9 4A

Big Northern West: Oregon 0-1, Lutheran 1-1

Last week: Oregon 27, North Boone 20; Winnebago 28, Lutheran 22

Last meeting: 2012, Lutheran 48-29

Series streak: Lutheran 1

FYI: Lutheran sophomore running back James Robinson has rushed for 759 yards and 13 touchdowns. … Oregon has not won two games in a row since 2011 season.

SVM pick: Lutheran 7-0

Winnebago at Rock Falls

Where: Hinders Field, 500 15th Ave.

When: 7:15 Friday

Radio: 1240 AM

AP rank: Winnebago No. 6 3A

Big Northern West: Winnebago 2-0, RF 0-2

Last week: Winnebago 28, Lutheran 22; Byron 56, Rock Falls 43

Last meeting: 2012, Winnebago 61-26

Series streak: Winnebago 3

FYI: Running backs Sean Ward and Michael Pate both rushed for more than 100 yards last week. … Rockets are 1-12 in BNC West games since joining conference in 2011.

SVM pick: Winnebago 7-0

Erie-P’town at Bureau Valley

Where: 9154 County Rd., Manlius

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 98.1 FM

AP rank: EP rec. votes 3A

Three Rivers North: EP 2-0, BV 0-1

Last week: EP 41, Fulton 7; Kewanee 33, BV 19

Last meeting: 2012, BV 28-12

Series streak: BV 12

FYI: Storm have never lost to Erie-Prophetstown co-op in football. … The Panthers’ Nick Williams is on pace to rush for 1,630 yards and 29 touchdowns. … Newman and EP are only 2-0 teams in Three Rivers North.

SVM pick: EP 7-0

Morrison at Amboy

Where: The Harbor, 11 E. Hawley St.

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 101.7 FM

Three Rivers North: Morrison 1-1, Amboy 1-0

Last week: Newman 42, Morrison 0; Amboy 41, Riverdale 0

Last meeting: 2012, Amboy 24-12

Series streak: Amboy 1

FYI: Morrison won six of the last eight meetings. … Mustangs held Newman scoreless in first half of last week’s game. … Morrison outscored 92-0 in two losses this year, Amboy 109-45 in its three losses.

SVM pick: Amboy 7-0

Newman at Fulton

Where: 1207 12th St.

When: 7:30 Friday

Radio: 102.7 FM, 1390 AM

AP rank: Newman No. 7 2A

Three Rivers North: Newman 2-0, Fulton 0-2

Last week: Newman 42, Morrison 0; Erie-Prophetstown 41, Fulton 7

Last meeting: 2012, Newman 28-0

Series streak: Newman 6

FYI: Fulton’s last win over Comets came in Week 9 of 2007 season. It won 28-20, then lost to Newman in first round of playoffs 51-6.

SVM pick: Newman 7-0

Eastland-P.C. at Lena-Winslow

Where: 516 Fremont St., Lena

When: 7:30 Friday

AP rank: EPC No. 3 2A, Le-Win rec. votes 1A

NUIC Northwest: EPC 3-0, Le-Win 3-0

Last week: EPC 46, Galena 7; Le-Win 59, West Carroll 26

Last meeting: 2012, EPC 16-14

Series streak: EPC 1

FYI: Since 2001, Lena-Winslow and EPC have won at least share of conference title on four occasions. … EPC is averaging 47 points per game.

SVM pick: EPC 6-1

Dakota at West Carroll

Where: 500 Cragmoor, Savanna

When: 7:30 Friday

NUIC Northwest: Dakota 0-3, West Carroll 0-3

Last week: Fisher 22, Dakota 16; Lena-Winslow 59, West Carroll 26

Last meeting: 2012, Dakota 32-18

Series streak: Dakota 10

FYI: Indians have been outscored 98-24 in last three games since winning Week 1 game 52-0. … Dakota has gone 5-8 since winning 1A state title in 2011. … Combined record of West Carroll’s first four opponents is 14-2.

SVM pick: Dakota 7-0

Milledgeville at River Ridge

Where: 414 IL Route 84 South, Hanover

When: 7 Friday

Radio: 100.3 FM

NUIC Upstate: Milledgeville 1-2, RR 3-1

Last week: Polo 34, Milledgeville 0; River Ridge 33, Orangeville 22

Last meeting: 2012, River Ridge 36-6

Series streak: RR 2

FYI: River Ridge has beat Milledgeville both years since splitting from Warren for football. … Missile opponents are averaging 37.5 points per game. … River Ridge has four wins over last 2 years.

SVM pick: RR 7-0

Polo at Aquin

Where: 1419 S. Galena Ave., Freeport

When: 7 Friday

AP rank: Aquin rec. votes 1A

NUIC Upstate: Polo 2-2, Aquin 3-1

Last week: Polo 34, Milledgeville 0; Aquin 38, East Dubuque 32, OT

Last meeting: 2010, Aquin 34-6

Series streak: Aquin 3

FYI: Aquin QB Aiden Chang has completed 86 passes for 1,187 yards, 16 TDs and seven interceptions. … Receiver Anthony Townsend has 26 receptions, 346 yards, 7 TDs.

SVM pick: Aquin 5-2

El Paso-Gridley at AFC

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

When: 7:30 Friday

Last week: Fieldcrest 26, AFC 22; Stockton 48, AFC 0

Last meeting: 1994, El Paso 20, Franklin Grove 0

Series streak: EPG 1

FYI: The last Sauk Valley team that El Paso-Gridley played was Newman in the second round of the 2003 playoffs. The Comets won 35-0. … EPG has enrollment of 361 and plays in the Heart of Illinois Conference.

SVM pick:EPG 6-1

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