By Al Zipsie

River Ridge travels to Aquin, both are 3-3 and in a must-win situation in hopes of making the playoffs. Polo host Stockton, both are 4-2. But, the Marcos need to prove they can play without injured Brady Webb. They were shutout in a loss to River Ridge in week six.

It is a non-league game, but for Orangeville at Toledo Cumberland (5-1) is a game they need a win for the playoffs. The Broncos are 4-2.

Week 7

Friday

Eastland/Pearl City at West Carroll

East Dubuque at Durand/Pecatonica

Galena at Forreston

Amboy at Dakota

Lena-Winslow at Warren

Stockton at Polo

River Ridge at Aquin

Milledgeville at Ashton/Franklin Center

Saturday

Orangeville at Toledo Cumberland

Stateline Sports Hub. NUIC Media Picks. Week 7.

Al Zipsie. 46-8. Stateline Sports Hub. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Amboy. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. Aquin. Milledgeville. Orangeville.

Terry Werntz. 43-11. Former Dakota and Freeport coach. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. Aquin. Milledgeville. Toledo Cumberland.

Scott Leber 43-11. WTVO. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Polo. Aquin. Milledgeville. Toledo-Cumberland.

Kyle Kampmier. 42-12. NUIC Football Fanatics. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. River Ridge. Milledgeville. Orangeville.

Cody Cutter. 42-12. Sauk Valley News. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. Aquin. Milledgeville. Orangeville.

Matt Trowbridge. 42-12. Freeport Journal Standard/Rockford Register Star. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. Aquin. Milledgeville. Toledo-Cumberland.

Shane Klever. 41-13. NUIC Football Fanatics. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. River Ridge. Milledgeville. Orangeville.

Joe Dredge. 41-13. WROK/Stateline Sports Hub. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. Aquin. Milledgeville. Orangeville.

Mike Buda. 40-14. WIFR. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. Aquin. Milledgeville. Orangeville.

Pete Leinweber. 39-15. Deep Dish Football. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Polo. Aquin. Milledgeville. Orangeville.

Tim O'Hallaran. 38-16. Edgytim.com. E/PC. East Dubuque. Forreston. Dakota. Lena-Winslow. Stockton. Aquin. Milledgeville. Orangeville.

Zipsie at 46-8 has a three-game lead. Tied for second are Werntz and Leber, both 43-11. Kampmier, Trowbridge and Cutter are tied at 42-12. This week the panel is anonymous with E/PC, Forreston, Lena-Winslow, East Dubuque and Milledgeville. Nine of the eleven have Aquin over Ridge Ridge and Stockton over Polo. Only three took Toledo Cumberland to beat Orangeville. And only one taking Amboy to beat Dakota.