The crossover game features the two top-ranked teams in the state in 1A and both unbeaten as Lena-Winslow plays at Forreston.

Friday 

Crossover

Lena-Winslow at Forreston

North

Dakota at Galena

Du/Pec at East Dubuque

Saturday North

Stockton at Orangeville

South

Aquin at A/FC

Milledgeville at West Carroll

E/PC at Amboy

Some feel that until the defending state champions get beat they deserve to be ranked first in the state. While I understand that thinking.

In our Stateline Sports Hub, we go by this season only and an overall gut feeling of who may be a little better now. Forreston just survived West Carroll last week. Lena-Winslow has not been challenged and has been our top-ranked team all season.

This Friday's head to head game will decide it for the moment. However, the most important game between the two powers will be if they meet in the playoffs no matter what round it would be. Last year after Lena-Winslow won in the regular season. It was Forreston who won the rematch in the state semifinal and went on to win the 1A State title.

Unanimous media picks are West Carroll, E/PC, Lena-Winslow and Aquin. Only 1 of the 11 has Orangeville over Stockton and East Dubuque over Du/Pec.

Stateline Sports Hub. Media Picks going into Week 7.

40-2. Scott Leber. WTVO TV. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

39-3. Kyle Kampmier. NUIC Football Fanatics/Freeport Journal-Standard. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

39-3. Matt Trowbridge. Rockford Register Star/Freeport Journal-Standard. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

38-4. Terry Werntz. Former Dakota and Freeport coach. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

37-5. Derrick Mason. Townsquare Media. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

36-6. Mike Buda. WIFR TV. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

36-6. Cody Cutter. Sauk Valley News. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

36-6. Joe Dredge. WROK/Stateline Sports Hub. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Orangeville, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

34-8. Pete Leinweber. Deep Dish Football. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, Du/Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

34-8. Tim O'Hallaran. Publisher Edgy Tim. Lena-Winslow, Galena, Du-Pec, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.

33-9. Al Zipsie. Stateline Sports Hub. Lena-Winslow, Dakota, East Dubuque, Stockton, Aquin, West Carroll, E/PC.