By Al Zipsie

Friday games

Northwest

Forreston at Dakota

Durand/Pecatonica at Eastland/Pearl City

Lena-Winslow at East Dubuque

Amboy at West Carroll

 

Upstate

Milledgeville at Stockton

Ashton/Franklin Center at Aquin

 

Crossover

Galena at River Ridge

 

Non League

Polo at Edwardsville Metro-East Lutheran

 

Saturday Upstate

Warren at Orangeville

Two games will highlight the NUIC schedule in week three. Dakota host Forreston in the Northwest. The Cardinals will be trying to bounce back from a 36-16 loss to Lena-Winslow. In the Upstate a showdown for two title contenders as Milledgeville plays at Stockton.

Stateline Sports Hub picks for week three.

Kyle Kampmier. 17-1. NUIC Football Fanatics. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. West Carroll. Milledgeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Polo. Orangeville.

Terry Werntz. 17-1. Former Dakota and Freeport coach. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. West Carroll. Stockton. Aquin. Galena. Polo. Orangeville.

Scott Leber. 17-1. WTVO TV. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. Amboy. Stockton. Aquin. Galena. Polo. Orangeville.

Al Zipsie. 17-1. Stateline Sports Hub. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. Amboy. Stockton. Aquin. Galena. Polo. Orangeville.

Shane Klever. 16-2. NUIC Football Fanatics. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. West Carroll. Stockton. Aquin. Galena. Polo. Orangeville.

Cody Cutter. 16-2. Sauk Valley News. Forreston. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. West Carroll. Milledgeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Polo. Stockton.

Mike Buda. 16-2. WIFR TV. Not available at press time.

Matt Trowbridge. 16-2. Freeport Journal Standard/Rockford Register Star. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. Amboy. Stockton. Aquin. River Ridge. Polo. Orangeville.

Joe Dredge. 14-4. WROK/Stateline Sports Hub. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. West Carroll. Stockton. Aquin. Galena. Polo. Orangeville.

Pete Leinweber. 14-4. Deep Dish Football. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. West Carroll. Milledgeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Polo. Orangeville.

Tim O'Hallaran. 12-6. edgy Tim.com. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. Amboy. Milledgeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Polo. Orangeville.