Marian Catholic (2-3, 0-3) at Benet (3-2, 2-1)Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Benedictine University in Lisle.
The quick hit: Expect the Redwings to ease sophomore quarterback Colin Gillespie into the game plan as he replaces injured senior Matt Boyle. As important as Connor Reid is to Benet's secondary, look for him in the offensive backfield as well.
St. Viator (3-2, 2-1) at Marian Central (2-3, 0-3)When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last year's result: St. Viator 48, Marian Central 32
Outlook: St. Viator is coming off a sweet yet costly victory over Carmel last week. Running back Jack Scislowski, who had rushed for 376 yards and scored 6 TDs, was lost for the season. This will put an extra burden on Elijah Black, who responded with 95 yards last week. St. Viator's defense, led by Casey Kmet and Michael Wittich, is coming off another solid effort in which it held Carmel to 3 first downs. Marian Central began the season with pair of nonconference wins over two Wisconsin schools, but the Hurricanes have lost 3 straight against ESCC foes.
Carmel Corsairs (0-5, 0-3) at Notre Dame Dons (4-1, 2-1)When: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Last week: Carmel lost to St. Viator, 24-3; Notre Dame def. St. Patrick, 25-7.
Skinny: A banged-up Carmel team, fighting injuries to key players all season, has had a tough time gaining any momentum. Scoring points has also been tough, too. A field goal by Ben Packer represented Carmel's only score last week against St. Viator. Turnovers have been an issue as well, and Carmel wasted an opportunity at the St. Viator 5-yard line by fumbling the ball away ... Carmel linebacker Jake Cerwin had another big game, recording double-digit tackles against St. Viator ... Notre Dame's only loss came in Week 3 to Nazareth (28-15) ... Notre Dame wants to run the ball behind running backs Miles George and Ty Gavin. Quarterback Tom Drabik is also a threat to run the ball ... Last year, Carmel defeated Notre Dame 10-8.