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Burlington Central High School Kishwaukee River Valley
Burlington Central's Robert Doubek throws a pass against Dixon.
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Sept. 4, 2015 Burlington Central's Robert Doubek throws a pass against Dixon. Laura Stoecker caption -
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Week 6: Scouting Kaneland, Burlington Central, Westminster Christian
Updated Sep 29, 2016 10:33 PM
Kaneland (3-2, 1-1) at Sycamore (2-3, 0-1)When: 7:30 p.m. FridayLast year: Sycamore 35, Kaneland 7Last week: DeKalb 49 Kaneland 31; Sycamore 48, LaSalle-Peru 20Outlook: Technically, this isn’t a must-win for Kaneland. But it’s close. The Knights must split their final four games to become playoff eligible with 5 wins. Following this Northern Illinois Big 12 East game at Sycamore, Kaneland faces Morris (4-1), Geneseo (4-1) and Ottawa (1-4). The first order of business is finding a way to beat the Spartans, who have won the last 3 meetings. Kaneland’s last win in the series was a 30-7 victory in 2012. The Spartans won 31-21 in 2013, 14-7 in 2014 and 35-7 last year. “This is a big game for us,” Kaneland coach Tom Fedderly said. “We’re telling our kids this is a big rivalry that they’ve dominated the last few years. We have to play a four-quarter game and, like always, limit how many opportunities we give their offense. When we have the ball we have to able to be balanced, mix in the run with the pass.” Kaneland has thrown for 1,079 yards and rushed for 585. Junior quarterback Jack Douglas has completed 81 of 144 passes for 1,079 yards and 9 touchdowns and has been intercepted 4 times. His leading receiver is Joshua Marczuk (22 rec., 325 yards, 2 TD). The Spartans employ counters and iso plays designed to give mobile quarterback Ty Sulaver room to run in space. And when an opponent gets too aggressive Sycamore knows how to counter, according to Kaneland’s coach. “If you take chances and blitz, they have a really good screen package that will cause problems,” Fedderly said. “Our defense has to play well. He’s a really good running quarterback.”Next week: Morris (4-1) at Kaneland; Sycamore at Yorkville (1-4)Woodstock (3-2, 1-1) at Burlington Central (0-5, 0-2)When: 7:30 p.m. Friday on Rocket HillQuick Hit: Central looks to snag its first victory on homecoming. First-year coach Brian Melvin said it was a positive development last week that the Rockets stayed within 18-0 of state-ranked Johnsburg through a half. “We probably played our best half of football against a good team,” he said. “We just have to put it all together. We’ve had a great week of practice.”Westminster Christian (4-1, 4-1) at Ottawa Marquette (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayQuick Hit: The Warriors need a win to become playoff eligible for the second straight season, but it won’t be easy. Westminster Christian has not beaten Marquette Academy in three tries. “I think we have a chance to fare better against them than we have in previous years, but they are just a fantastic team,” Warriors coach John Davis said.
No. Name Class Height Weight Position
1 Harris, Ta vontae Senior 5-7 135 CB/RB
2 Kaldenberger, Cameron Senior 6-0 160 QB/WR
3 Perry, Cole Senior 5-10 190 DB/QB
4 Fay, Jimmy Senior 5-9 160 RB/WR
5 Termini, Matt Senior 5-8 160 FS/SS
7 Dietz, Logan Senior 6-1 150 WR
8 Alvarez, Abraham Senior 5-9 155 DB
9 Kalusa, Michael Junior 6-0 165 WR/CB
11 Arreguin, Adrian Junior 5-9 155 WR/FS
12 Yeremin, Dmitri Senior 5-11 190 DE
15 Anderson, Colin Senior 6-0 175 WR/MLB
17 Metz, Mark Senior 5-10 200 DB
21 Esparza, Carlos Senior 5-6 145 CB
22 Figurski, Nathan Junior 5-9 180 OLB/RB
23 Smith, Dionte Senior 6-0 170 RB
24 Slim, Raven Senior 5-10 190 ILB
25 Hansen, Erik Senior 6-2 205 OLB/RB
26 Carter, Rohl Junior 5-8 150 DB
27 Metz, Jerod Senior 5-10 190 DE
28 Vanacker, Jarret Junior 6-1 190 RB
32 Gonzalez, Efren Junior 5-5 175 RB
33 Dossey, Sam Junior 6-0 170 WR/DB
34 Esterly, Sam Junior 5-9 180 OLB
35 Doubek, Ryan Junior 5-10 205 ILB/RB
50 Brennan, Reilly Junior 5-10 190 OL
52 O'Neal, Vince Junior 6-1 250 DT/OL
53 Capaci, Julian Junior 5-8 189 DE
54 Garbacz, Joey Senior 5-10 240 G
56 Lepenske, Jackson Junior 6-3 225 T
59 Jaos, Leo Senior 6-1 200 OL
61 Leyva, Aaron Senior 5-11 237 T
63 Hupe, Ryan Senior 5-10 220 OL
65 Cox, Tanner Senior 6-1 180 DE
67 Ledebuhr, Ryan Junior 5-10 230 C
68 Janavich, Jacob Senior 6-2 280 DT/T
70 Lopez, Bret Senior 6-2 295 DT/DE
72 Pearson, Michael Junior 6-0 245 T
78 Cesaroni, Joe Junior 5-11 250 DL
81 Gasparaitis, Matthew Junior 5-10 150 DB
85 Guerrero, Nate Junior 5-9 140 DB
88 Rodriguez, Victor Junior 5-7 130 K
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Week 6: Scouting Kaneland, Burlington Central, Westminster Christian
Updated Sep 29, 2016 10:33 PM
Kaneland (3-2, 1-1) at Sycamore (2-3, 0-1)When: 7:30 p.m. FridayLast year: Sycamore 35, Kaneland 7Last week: DeKalb 49 Kaneland 31; Sycamore 48, LaSalle-Peru 20Outlook: Technically, this isn’t a must-win for Kaneland. But it’s close. The Knights must split their final four games to become playoff eligible with 5 wins. Following this Northern Illinois Big 12 East game at Sycamore, Kaneland faces Morris (4-1), Geneseo (4-1) and Ottawa (1-4). The first order of business is finding a way to beat the Spartans, who have won the last 3 meetings. Kaneland’s last win in the series was a 30-7 victory in 2012. The Spartans won 31-21 in 2013, 14-7 in 2014 and 35-7 last year. “This is a big game for us,” Kaneland coach Tom Fedderly said. “We’re telling our kids this is a big rivalry that they’ve dominated the last few years. We have to play a four-quarter game and, like always, limit how many opportunities we give their offense. When we have the ball we have to able to be balanced, mix in the run with the pass.” Kaneland has thrown for 1,079 yards and rushed for 585. Junior quarterback Jack Douglas has completed 81 of 144 passes for 1,079 yards and 9 touchdowns and has been intercepted 4 times. His leading receiver is Joshua Marczuk (22 rec., 325 yards, 2 TD). The Spartans employ counters and iso plays designed to give mobile quarterback Ty Sulaver room to run in space. And when an opponent gets too aggressive Sycamore knows how to counter, according to Kaneland’s coach. “If you take chances and blitz, they have a really good screen package that will cause problems,” Fedderly said. “Our defense has to play well. He’s a really good running quarterback.”Next week: Morris (4-1) at Kaneland; Sycamore at Yorkville (1-4)Woodstock (3-2, 1-1) at Burlington Central (0-5, 0-2)When: 7:30 p.m. Friday on Rocket HillQuick Hit: Central looks to snag its first victory on homecoming. First-year coach Brian Melvin said it was a positive development last week that the Rockets stayed within 18-0 of state-ranked Johnsburg through a half. “We probably played our best half of football against a good team,” he said. “We just have to put it all together. We’ve had a great week of practice.”Westminster Christian (4-1, 4-1) at Ottawa Marquette (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayQuick Hit: The Warriors need a win to become playoff eligible for the second straight season, but it won’t be easy. Westminster Christian has not beaten Marquette Academy in three tries. “I think we have a chance to fare better against them than we have in previous years, but they are just a fantastic team,” Warriors coach John Davis said.
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