Antioch Sequoits (3-0, 1-0) at Grant Bulldogs (0-3, 0-1)When: 7:15 p.m., Friday
Last week: Antioch def. Wauconda, 35-14; Grant lost to Grayslake Central, 33-10.
Skinny: Antioch and Grant enter Week 4 at different ends of the spectrum. The undefeated Sequoits are rolling and intent on keeping their winning streak alive, while winless Grant is desperate for some success after a crushing loss to Grayslake Central last week ... Antioch was up 28-7 on Wauconda last week by halftime. The first score came on a 56-yard run by quarterback Branden Gallimore, who also passed for a touchdown, 13 yards to Steven Baum. Gallimore finished with 123 rushing yards on 12 carries. Running back Hunter Price added 106 yards on 15 carries for the Sequoits ... The Antioch defense was also opportunistic, recovering 3 Wauconda fumbles and coming up with 2 interceptions, both by Andrew Hare ... Grant began its game at Grayslake Central last week with some tough defense and a 33-yard field goal by Andrew Ryczek. But quickly thereafter, the wheels came off and Grayslake Central put up 27 unanswered second-quarter points ... The Grant offense was also ineffective, generating just 9 first downs and 177 total yards ... Last year, Antioch defeated Grant, 28-0.
Grayslake Central Rams (1-2, 1-0) at Round Lake Panthers (2-1, 0-1)When: 7:15 p.m., Friday
Last week: Grayslake Central def. Grant, 33-10; Round Lake lost to North Chicago, 34-0.
Skinny: Grayslake Central experienced one of its biggest wins in the last five years last week against Grant. The Rams had won just one game in the previous three seasons but seemed to put it all together in their Homecoming win. Against Grant, Grayslake Central exploded for 27 straight second-quarter points to take control. After two series, the coaching staff made a switch at quarterback, subbing in wide receiver Nick Paul. Paul had taken a few snaps in Grayslake Central's previous two games, but had not gotten consistent reps like he did against Grant. It worked out beautifully for the Rams, who saw Paul run for 120 yards on 16 carries and complete 10-of-14 passes for 234 yards. Paul ran for 2 touchdowns (67 yards, 22 yards) and passed for another, an 81-yarder to Peter Brewster. Brewster caught 4 passes for 119 yards. Paul is expected to be the starter at quarterback against Round Lake. The Rams are still waiting for season-opener starting quarterback Sam Lennartz to recover from a knee injury suffered in Week 1 ... After a 2-0 start, Round Lake suffered its first loss of the season last week and penalties played a big role. The Panthers had 7 offensive penalties in the first half, contributing to a 14-0 deficit at halftime. They finished with 6 more offensive penalties in the second half. Overall, Round Lake rolled up a total of 19 turnovers ... Last year, Grayslake Central defeated Round Lake, 25-15.
Grayslake North Knights (1-2, 0-1) at North Chicago Warhawks (3-0, 1-0)When: 7:15 p.m., Friday
Last week: Grayslake North lost to Lakes, 31-0; North Chicago def. Round Lake, 34-0.
Skinny: Grayslake North suffered its second shutout of the season last week against Lakes. The Knights were also kept off the scoreboard in their season opener against Willowbrook, shut out 42-0. Lakes held Grayslake North to just 11 first downs and 165 total yards of offense. The Eagles also forced Grayslake North into 2 lost fumbles ... Grayslake North quarterback Austin Martineau did manage to eclipse the 100-yard mark in passing, completing 14-of-24 passes for 105 yards. But the Knights also got nearly that many yards in penalties, 8 penalties for 100 yards ... North Chicago has been flexing its defensive muscle all season. The Warhawks have not allowed a single point, posting three straight shutouts. North Chicago had shut out Waukegan (15-0) and Chicago Robeson (59-0) before last week's shutout of Round Lake ... Last year, Grayslake North defeated North Chicago, 49-6.
Wauconda Bulldogs (0-3, 0-1) at Lakes Eagles (3-0, 1-0) When: 7:15 p.m., Friday
Last week: Wauconda lost to Antioch, 35-14; Lakes def. Grayslake North 31-0.
Skinny: Lakes and Wauconda have experienced completely different starts to the season. Lakes has rolled to a sparkling 3-0 start and has given up just 28 points in three games. Wauconda, meanwhile, is still searching for its first win, and for a way to keep opponents out of the end zone. The Bulldogs have allowed 105 points over three games, for an average of 35 points per game, most in the Northern Lake County Conference ... The Lakes defense was tough last week against Grayslake North. The Eagles held Grayslake North to just 11 first downs and 165 total yards of offense. They also forced Grayslake North into 2 lost fumbles ... Offensively, Lakes rolled up 389 total yards, including 222 yards on the ground. Senior running back Ethan Greenfield was tough to stop. He rushed for 151 yards and 3 touchdowns on 16 carries. Quarterback Jake Johnson was also on point, completing 13-of-17 passes for 177 yards and 2 touchdowns, one to Greenfield and one to D'Lo Hardy ... Wauconda, quickly down 28-7 by halftime, had a tough time hanging onto the ball last week against Antioch. The Bulldogs lost 3 fumbles, including one on a would-be kickoff return for a touchdown, and were intercepted twice ... Quarterback Andrew Saccameno did provide a few offensive highlights for Wauconda. He ran for a 2-yard touchdown and passed for a 6-yard touchdown to Jack Sammons. Saccameno completed 10-of-19 passes for 127 yards. He also rushed for 43 yards ... Last year, Lakes defeated Wauconda, 34-14.