By Al Zipsie

The night started with six NUIC teams undefeated and ended with only half of those still with unbeaten record intact.

Powers Lena-Winslow and Forreston and Aquin all went to 3-0. While upstarts Durand/Pecatonica, West Carroll, and East Dubuque all lost their first game of the season.

The middle of the NUIC now has parity. Previously winless Dakota and Eastland/Pearl City notched their first wins. In the first week of the League games in the North Dakota and Du/Pec were for the first time in years evenly matched. And it was an exciting tight game as Dakota pulled out the must needed win 28-20. For the Indians, it was back to a ground and pound game as they completed only one pass on the night. Quarterback Josh Clark gained 88 yards rushing with two touchdowns and had a key interception on defense. Evan Riggle rushed 25 times for 133 yards and 31 yard TD jaunt. For Du/Pec Hunter Hoffman had three touchdown passes clicking on 13 of 22 passes for 173 yards.

East Dubuque fell to Lena-Winslow 48-12.

In the South in a defensive battle E/PC shutout West Carroll 8-0. Aquin kept rolling 42-14 over Milledgeville. On Saturday Orangeville got by Galena in a North game 9-0.

In a crossover game, Stockton had a 40-6 rout of A/FC.

Stateline Sports Hub NUIC Rankings.

  1. Lena-Winslow 3-0.
  2. Forreston 3-0.
  3. Aquin. 3-0.
  4. Orangeville 2-1.
  5. Stockton. 2-1.
  6. Dakota. 1-2.
  7. E/PC. 1-2.
  8. Du/Pec 2-1.
  9. West Carroll 2-1.
  10. East Dubuque 2-1.

In our Stateline Sports Hub media picks nobody went unbeaten on the week. Seven of the eleven all were 6-1 including Kyle Kampmier of the NUIC Football Fanatics/Journal-Standard, Scott Leber WTVO, Cody Cutter Sauk Valley News, Matt Trowbridge Rockford Register Star/Freeport Journal-Standard, Terry Werntz former Dakota and Freeport coach, Mika Buda WIFR and Pete Leinweber of Deep Dish Football. 5-2 were Derrick Mason of Townhouse Square Media, Joe Dredge WROK/Stateline Sports Hub, Al Zipsie Stateline Sports Hub, and Tim O'Hallaran, Publisher of Edgy Tim. The co-leaders going into week four are Kampmier and Leber both 19-2.

Polo is unbeaten in three outings and ranked second in the state in eight-man football as they won 44-14. River Ridge also prevailed 48-6. Warren in the Coop with Blackhawk is now 4-0 and ranked third in Wisconsin Division 7. They won 35-0.

NUIC Volleyball Rankings

  1. Galena 9-0.
  2. Lena-Winslow 8-2.
  3. Dakota. 9-1.
  4. Durand 12-3.
  5. East Dubuque 9-2.
  6. Forreston 7-3.
  7. Eastland 5-5.
  8. Aquin. 4-6..
  9. Orangeville 5-4.
  10. Pearl City 5-6.