[Wilmington's Connor Dempsey looks for an opening.]
WILMINGTON (2-1) AT PEOTONE (3-0)
The rivalry has been fairly one-sided in this battle of neighboring school districts. But that’s somewhat understandable because the Wildcats have dominated most conference foes. Wilmington hasn’t lost an Interstate Eight Small Conference game since 2007. Peotone seems as poised as it has ever been to try to stop the streak, but Wilmington won’t let it go without a serious fight.
BOLINGBROOK (3-0) AT HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR (3-0)
This game had always been one to circle on the calendar, but Bolingbrook had slipped a notch recently causing some of the luster to be lost.
But it looks like the Raiders are on their way back to prominence and securing a win against Homewood-Flossmoor would demand recognition.
Bolingbrook knows and has thrived in the underdog role. Facing elimination from playoff consideration in Week 9 in 2015, the Raiders stopped Homewood-Flossmoor’s bid for an undefeated regular season.
The schools also battle for the Alec Anderson Memorial Travel Trophy, named in honor of Anderson, a beloved athletic director at both schools who passed away in 2013 at the age of 54.