By Al Zipsie

A couple of good close games highlighted the action in the NUIC Friday.

In the South, Aquin had to outscore E/PC to get by with a 34-27 win. Also in the South West Carroll gave Forreston it's first tight game of the year, they battled before falling to the Cardinals 38-36. In the South saw two winless teams play to a scoreless tie in regulation. Milledgeville socred the touchdown in overtime to win 8-0 over A/FC.

In the crossover game, Galena notched their first win of the season over Amboy 41-6.

In the North Dakota evened their record at 3-3 as they beat East Dubuque 28-12. Lena-Winslow beat Orangeville 46-7 and Stockton looked impressive in a 28-0 shutout of Du/Pec.

In 8 man football Polo (6-0) and River Ridge (5-1)  are both unbeaten in the Conference. Warren/Blackhawk have now won all seven outings for the Wisconsin Coop.

Stateline Sports Hub media picks five all went unbeaten at 7-0 on the week including Scott Leber WTVO, Matt Trowbridge Rockford Register Star/Freeport Journal-Standard, Terry Werntz former Dakota and Freeport coach. Mike Buda WIFR TV and Tim O'Hallaran Edgy Tim Publisher.

Leber now leads with a 40-2 record. Tied for second are Kyle Kampmier of the NUIC Football Fanatics and Trowbridge, both 39-3.

Stateline Sports Hub. Rankings.

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

NUIC. Volleyball Rankings.

  1. Dakota 23-2
  2. Galena 16-2-1
  3. Lena-Winslow 17-3
  4. Forreston 17-5-1
  5. Durand 16-5
  6. East Dubuque 18-10-2
  7. Aquin 11-8
  8. Pearl City 14-13
  9. Eastland 10-10
  10. Stockton 10-10-1