By Al Zipsie

Forreston at Eastland/Pearl City highlight this week's games in the NUIC.

The Northwest battle with third ranked in the AP 1A State Poll Forreston at fifth ranked Eastland/Pearl City. E/PC, has outscored their foes 144-7 in three easy wins. The Cardinals are 2-1 after an impressive 40-0 shutout of Dakota. In our Stateline Sports Hub rankings, Forreston is second and E/PC third. Lena-Winslow is first in both the NUIC and State 1A poll.

In other Northwest games in week four Dakota host East Dubuque. In a battle of win less teams, Du/Pec is at Amboy. And Lena-Winslow is at Galena.

In the Upstate Aquin who fell out of the top ten in the state poll host Polo. Orangeville host Ashton/Franklin Center and Warren is at River Ridge.

The crossover game should be a good one with West Carroll at Stockton. Both are 2-1. The non-conference game has Milledgeville at Midland/River Valley Coop.

NUIC Media Picks. Records and picks going into week four. Mike Buda of WIFR TV Sports and Shane Klever of the NUIC Football Fanatics share the lead at 24-3.

24-3. Mike Buda. Wifr tv sports. Forreston. Dakota. Amboy. Lena-Winslow. Aquin. Orangeville. River Ridge. West Carroll. Milledgeville.

24-3. Shane Klever. NUIC Football Fanatics. Forreston. Dakota. Amboy. Lena-Winslow. Aquin. Orangeville. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

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

23-4. Pete Leinweber. Deep Dish Football. Forreston. Dakota. Amboy. Lena-Winslow. Polo. Orangeville. Warren. West Carroll. Milledgeville.

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

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

22-5. Joe Dredge. WROK Radio/Stateline Sports Hub. Forreston. Dakota. Amboy. Lena-Winslow. Aquin. Orangeville. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

21-6. Terry Werntz. Former Dakota and Freeport football coach. Forreston. Dakota. Amboy. Lena-Winslow. Aquin. Orangeville. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

21-6. Scott Leber. Wtvo tv sports. Forreston. Dakota. Amboy. Lena-Winslow. Aquin. Orangeville. River Ridge. Stockton. Milledgeville.

21-6. Al Zipsie. Stateline Sports Hub. Forreston. Dakota. Amboy. Lena-Winslow. Aquin. Orangeville. River Ridge. West Carroll. Milledgeville.