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Pigskin Previews - Week 7

Pigskin Previews - Week 7

Princeton (0-6, 0-5) at Macomb (6-0, 6-0)

Gametime: 7:30 p.m. Friday

BCR insider: The Bombers are in the driver’s seat to win the West Central Conference with a showdown with 2011 co-WCC champ Rockridge (5-1, 5-1) next week. Macomb is a defensive-minded team, averaging 22.8 ppg while allowing just 14.8 ppg. PHS is scoring just 9.9 ppg while surrendering 40.5 ppg.

This will be the last meeting between the schools with Princeton moving to the Three Rivers in 2013. PHS’ lone win in six series meetings came in the 2002 playoffs (49-7).

Last week: PHS lost to Monmouth-Roseville 42-0; Macomb beat Pittsfield 27-24.

Last year: Macomb 52-13.

All-time series: Macomb 5-1.

Radio: WZOE 1490 AM.

Fulton (2-4, 2-4) at Bureau Valley (4-2, 4-2)

Gametime: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Manlius

BCR insider: The Storm look to become playoff eligible with a win Friday. The Steamers won’t go down without a fight. They showed late life with two scoring drives to pull within 10 points before falling 35-18 at St. Bede Saturday.

Last week: Fulton lost to St. Bede 25-18; BV beat Riverdale 34-6.

Last year: BV 33-0.

All-time series: BV 8-1.

Radio: WZOE 98.1 FM.

Hall (0-6, 0-6) at Sterling Newman (6-0,6-0)

Gametime: Noon, Saturday at Eades Field, Sterling High School

BCR insider: Two teams going in opposite directions with the Comets looking to remain undefeated and the Red Devils seeking their first win. Between them, the new BRC rivals have six state championships (Newman 4, Hall 2) and three runner-up finishes (Newman 2, Hall 1). Game being played Saturday with host Sterling High School playing under the Friday Nights Lights on its new synthetic turf.

Last week: Hall lost to EP 56-26; Newman beat Kewanee 42-0.

Last year: Did not play.

Radio: WAJK 99.3 FM.

Other area games

Annawan/Wethersfield (6-0) at River Valley (2-4)

Christian Liberty Academy (0-6) at Marquette (6-0)

Dixon (0-6) at Ottawa (6-0)

Erie/Prophetstown (4-2) at Kewanee (1-5)

Geneseo (3-3) at Sterling (4-2)

L-P (2-4) at Streator (0-6)

Morrison (3-3) at Riverdale (0-6)

Rock Falls (1-5) at Mendota (1-5)

— Kevin Hieronymus

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