Scouting Huntley at Woodstock North
Huntley (0-2) at Woodstock North (0-2)
When: 7:15 p.m. Friday
Last year: first meeting
Last week: Kaneland 40, Huntley 12; Grayslake Central 35, Woodstock North 0
Outlook: The Red Raiders will attempt to break into the win column with a Fox Valley Conference crossover victory on the road. Huntley will make changes this week after two straight losses, most notably, a few key athletes will be asked to perform on both sides of the ball, bringing an end to what was mostly a two-platoon system. "We're going to call upon some of our guys to play most of the game and give us their best," Huntley coach Matt Gehrig said. "I'm going back to more of a one-platoon philosophy, which is what I always did before (at Larkin). Hopefully, it will work out for us." The Raiders need to get more production out of the running back position and hope to improve on their passing game, starting with better protection for senior quarterback Tim Lycos. Gehrig said the team has just missed connecting on some long pass plays due to the opposing pass rush. He credited Lycos, who has rushed 45 times for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns and has completed 14-of-23 attempts for 281 yards and 3 scores. Woodstock North has been outscored 62-15 in losses to Grayslake North and Grayslake Central. The Thunder, playing their second season of varsity competition, are seeking the first win the school's history (0-11).