By Al Zipsie

Eastland/Pearl City play at Forreston Friday highlighting this week's NUIC Football games.

The Northwestern showdown has unbeaten E/PC clashing with Forreston who is coming off an impressive 40-20 win over Dakota.

In the Upstate unbeaten Aquin will be tested at Polo.

Week Four

Friday

Northwest

Amboy at Durand/Pecatonica

Dakota at East Dubuque

Eastland/Pearl City at Forreston.

Galena at Lena-Winslow.

Upstate

Orangeville at Ashton/Franklin Center

Aquin at Polo

River Ridge at Warren

Crossover

Stockton at West Carroll

Non League

Milledgeville at Farmer City Blue Ridge

Stateline Sports Hub Media Panel picks.

Scott Leber. 24-3. WTVO TV. Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

Al Zipsie. 24-3. Stateline Sports Hub. Amboy. Dakota. E/PC. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Polo.River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

Shane Klever. 23-4. NUIC Football Fanatics. Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

Kyle Kampmier. 23-4. NUIC Football Fanatics. Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

Terry Werntz. 23-4. Former Dakota and Freeport head football coach. Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

Cody Cutter. 23-4. Sauk Valley News. Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Aquin. River Ridge. West Carroll. Milledgeville.

Matt Trowbridge. 22-5. Freeport Journal Standard/Rockford Register Star. Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

Mike Buda. 22-5. WIFR TV. Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

Pete Leinweber. 20-7. Deep Dish Football. Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Aquin. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

Joe Dredge. 20-7. WROK/Stateline Sports Hub Amboy, Dakota, E/PC, Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Polo, River Ridge, Stockton, Milledgeville.

Tim O'Hallaran. 19-8. edgytim.com Amboy. Dakota. Forreston. Lena-Winslow. Orangeville. Polo. Warren. West Carroll. Milledgeville.

The panel was unanimous in picking Amboy, Dakota, Lena-Winslow, Orangeville and Milledgeville. Only two panelist took West Carroll over Stockton. Zipsie, who shares the lead with Leber is the only one who took E/PC over Forreston and he and Edgy Tim the only ones who took Polo to beat Aquin. And Edgy is only one taking Warren to beat River Ridge.