West Carroll coming off 10-8 loss on a late Dakota field goal bounced back Friday.

West Carroll, 5-2 again played stingy defense and beat Eastland/Pearl City 26-7. E/PC is also now 5-2. The game played in Pearl City was spirited as the teams had a little meeting at midfield prior to the game. Then after a power outage the game finally continued.

In other Northwest games, Dakota had a 47-6 rout of Amboy. Lena-Winslow the top-ranked team in the state rolled on at 7-0 beating Mooseheart 54-7 in a nonconference game that was called early because of lightning. Mooseheart had an open date and replaced Warren who took a forfeit rather than play Lena-Winslow low on numbers.

East Dubuque snuck by Durand/Pecatonica 14-6. It was the second straight week that the Du/Pec came close to winning their first game as a Coop. They lost a close game the week before to Madison.

In the Upstate Stockton whipped Polo 49-21. Milledgeville shutout Ashton/Franklin Center 26-0. And Aquin defeated River Ridge 40-20.

In Saturday's non-conference game Orangeville improved their playoff outlook beating Kirkland Hiawatha 55-24. The Broncos Austin Guy was moved from quarterback to running back and responded scoring on seven TD runs. Carter Kleckler took over at quarterback and threw one touchdown pass.

Lena-Winslow had already clinched a playoff berth. Now Dakota, Forreston, Milledgeville, and Aquin have secured a playoff spot with their sixth win.

West Carroll and Stockton are both playoff eligible now with five wins with two weeks to play.

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NUIC Rankings after week seven.

  1. Lena-Winslow. 7-0.
  2. Forreston. 6-1.
  3. Dakota. 6-1.
  4. Aquin. 6-1.
  5. West Carroll. 5-2.
  6. E/PC. 4-3.
  7. Stockton. 5-2.
  8. Milledgeville. 6-1.
  9. Orangeville 4-3.
  10. Polo. 4-3.
  11. Ashton/Franklin Center. 2-5.
  12. River Ridge. 2-5.
  13. Amboy 2-5.
  14. East Dubuque. 2-5.
  15. Du/Pec. 0-7.
  16. Galena. 0-7.
  17. Warren. 0-7.