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Pigskin Previews — Week 9

Fulton (4-4, 2-3) at Bureau Valley (3-5, 2-3)

Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Manlius

BCR insider: The Storm is playing for pride, knocked out of the playoffs by a stunning defeat at Riverdale last week. It was Riverdale’s first win of the year. Fulton, however, is playing for the playoffs, and need a win to get in. The winner would finish in third place in the TRAC North.

Last week: Fulton beat A/L 37-13; BV lost to Riverdale 36-28.

Last year: Fulton 38-13.

All-time series: BV 8-2.

Radio: WZOE 98.1 FM.

Sherrard (3-5, 1-4)at St. Bede (5-3, 2-3)

Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday.

BCR insider: The Bruins had two tough weeks with losses to Rockridge and Hall, but became playoff eligible last week. Now they’d like to seal the deal with win No. 6 Friday. They may not have playoff points (combined number of opponent wins) to go in with just five wins. If they qualify, it would mark the Bruins’ third straight playoff appearance. Sherrard becomes the third new opponent for St. Bede this year following Rockridge and Orion, now as TRAC South rivals.

Last week: Sherrard lost to Newman 49-6; SBA beat Orion 34-22.

Last year: Did not play.

All-time series: 0-0.

Radio: WSOG 88.1 FM.

Princeton (0-8, 0-5) at Hall (5-3, 3-2)

Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nesti Stadium.

BCR insider: Hall needs a win to secure a playoff bid, though it should have more than enough playoff points to make it. See more info in the BCR Game of the Week preview.

Last week: PHS lost to Rockridge 62-35; Hall beat Kewanee 28-27.

Last year: Did not play.

Last meeting: 2011, PHS 33-26.

All-time series: Hall 51-30-1.

Radio: WZOE 1490 AM, WAJK 99.3 FM.

Other games

Morrison at Riverdale

Newman at Amboy/LaMoille

Erie/Prophetstown at Orion

Kewanee at Rockridge

Mercer County at Annawan/Wethersfield

Byron at Mendota

Geneseo at LaSalle-Peru

— Kevin Hieronymus

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