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updated: 9/7/2017 8:48 PM

Week 3: Scouting the Fox Valley Conference

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Crystal Lake South (0-2) at Jacobs (1-1)

Fox Valley Conference

Game time: 7:15 p.m. Friday

Last year: Jacobs 35, Crystal Lake South 28

Last week: Crystal Lake Central 34, Crystal Lake South 29; Jacobs 51, Dundee-Crown 6

Outlook: Each offense has plenty of wrinkles in its respective playbook, but this game could take on a basic, old-fashioned feel since both teams have talented linemen clearing the way for a veteran ball carrier. The Golden Eagles have rushed for 338 yards through two weeks behind SIU-bound tackle Jimmy Wormsley and three-year center Dylan DeMuth. Senior Loren Strickland has gained 150 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Crystal Lake South senior running back Kyle Leva last week ran for 168 yards and touchdowns of 62 and 46 yards on 16 carries, helped by four-star recruit Trevor Keegan at left tackle. The coveted line prospect recently added an offer from Oregon to a growing list of top college programs. "Watching film of those guys, I think this game is going to be fun because they want to play smash-mouth football and we want to do the same thing," CL South first-year coach Rob Fontana said. "The team that can do that best is probably going to walk out with the W."

Next week: Prairie Ridge (2-0) at Crystal Lake South; Jacobs at Cary-Grove (1-1)

Huntley (1-1, 1-1) at Dundee-Crown (0-2, 0-2)Game time: 7 p.m. Friday at the D-C Bowl

The quick hit: Huntley scored 43 points last week in a loss to defending Class 6A state champion Prairie Ridge. The Red Raiders will be directed by Paul Reinke while coach Matt Zimolzak serves a one-game suspension for last week's ejection.

Cary-Grove (1-1, 1-1) at Hampshire (0-2, 0-1)Game time: 7 p.m. Friday

The quick hit: Hampshire receiver Zach Golden caught 3 touchdown passes from 6-foot-5 quarterback Drew Dalby last week in a 29-20 loss at Burlington Central. Cary-Grove has limited Prairie Ridge and McHenry to 14 combined points.

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