Glenbard West running back Joey Richmond is congratulated after scoring a touchdown during a game against visiting Maine South on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Glenbard West running back Joey Richmond is congratulated after scoring a touchdown during a game against visiting Maine South on Saturday, Aug. 31.

IC Catholic Prep (1-0) at Joliet Catholic (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m Friday.

Last matchup: IC Catholic beat Joliet Catholic 42-0 last season in Elmhurst.

About IC Catholic: The Knights opened the season in impressive fashion, rolling up a 45-7 halftime lead in a 52-7 rout of Belleville Althoff. Quarterback Danny Cronin, a Fenwick transfer, had a nice ICCP debut, throwing for 140 yards and three TDs and rushing for 82. Kevin Cooke and Brendan Bigane had interceptions and sophomore Conor McCoy 11 tackles.

About Joliet Catholic: The reigning Class 5A champs lost four or five offensive lineman to graduation, and it showed in a 31-14 Week 1 loss to St. Rita. Kenyetta Williams struggled to get going to lead their ground game, rushing for less than 30 yards and a touchdown. The Hilltoppers barely gained 100 yards rushing, a bad sign going forward. Players to watch include linebacker Joey Buono, safety Jabril Williams and cornerback Regis Shelby-Woods.

Friday Night Drive pick: IC Catholic.

Willowbrook (0-1) at Oak Park-River Forest (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Oak Park-River Forest beat Willowbrook 29-10 in 2008.

About Willowbrook: A tricky two-step for the Warriors to start the season, following a 14-7 loss to Providence in Week 1. Sam Tumilty's pass was intercepted in the end zone by Kevin Countryman in the final moments. Given Willowbrook's recent dominance in the West Suburban Gold, an 0-2 start is no backbreaker – but not ideal either.

About Oak Park-River Forest: Another good team seeking to avoid an 0-2 start. The Huskies blew a two-TD lead in a 23-14 loss to Waubonsie Valley in Week 1. Nazareth Bryant ran for 96 yards. Junior Jaden McGill is a talented quarterback, one of 10 returning starters for the Huskies – last year's West Suburban Silver co-champ.

FND pick: Oak Park-River Forest.

Downers Grove South (0-1) at York (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Last matchup: York beat Downers Grove South 32-24 in 2008.

About Downers Grove South: The Mustangs had a heartbreaking 13-12 loss to Wheaton North in Week 1, an offensive pass interference nullifying a potential game-winning two-point conversion, and then missing an extra point for a tie. Jayden Lambert caught a TD pass in the loss, and is the Mustangs' playmaker.

About York: The Dukes won in dramatic fashion in Week 1, 16-13 in overtime at Schaumburg on Anthony Lapiana's 22-yard field goal. Nick Conroy ran for 141 yards for York, which rallied from a 13-0 first-half defict. Dukes seek first 2-0 start since 2014.

FND pick: York.

Addison Trail (0-1) at Downers Grove North (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Downers Grove North beat Addison Trail 38-6 in 2008.

About Downers Grove North: Drew Cassens and the Trojans' got off an encouraging start in a 35-14 Week 1 win over Buffalo Grove. Cassens ran for 213 yards and four TDs on 20 carries and threw for 70 yards. Downers Grove North dominated the second half with 28 unanswered points.

About Addison Trail: The Blazers, 1-8 in 2018, are off to a rough start with a 54-7 loss to Conant in Week 1. Addison Trail scored seven or fewer points in five games last season, so scoring seems to be a recurring issue.

FND pick: Downers Grove North.

Proviso East (1-0) at Lyons Township (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Proviso East beat Lyons 20-14 in 2008.

About Lyons: Blaise Reichert threw for 170 yards and a TD to sophomore Trell Harris in the Lyons' 20-10 loss to New Trier. But Lions only ran for 17 yards, so they'll want to pick that up.

About Proviso East: The Pirates, 2-7 in 2018, are off to a good start with a 37-6 win over North Chicago. Lyons will presumably be a step up in competition and certainly school size.

FND pick: Lyons.

Hinsdale Central (1-0) at Morton (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Hinsdale Central beat Morton 50-14 in 2008.

About Hinsdale Central: The Red Devils had one of Week 1's most impressive wins, 14-6 over state-ranked Naperville Central. Ryan Loughlin and Luke Pyle helped spearhead a defense that shut out the vaunted Redhawks' offense for the game's last 31 minutes. Braden Contreras and quarterback Michael Brescia had long TDs offensively.

About Morton: The Mustangs lost to Riverside-Brookfield 40-28, spotting the Bulldogs a 21-0 early lead but the overall result shows what the offense led by quarterback Allen Miramontes is capable of. Keshon Willis ran for 134 yards and three TDs.

FND pick: Hinsdale Central.

Curie (0-1) at Nazareth (0-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: First meeting.

About Nazareth: It figures to be a focused, angry bunch of Roadrunners after a 32-21 loss to Cardinal Ritter in the opener. J.J. McCarthy threw four interceptions in the game, but don't get used to those kind of numbers. Tanner Koziol, who had two catches in his Nazareth debut, showcased his 6-foot-6 frame that should make him a favorite target of McCarthy's on jump balls.

About Curie: Curie, coming off a 4-7 season, struggled mightily last week against another CCL/ESCC team, Fenwick, spotting the Friars a 31-point halftime lead in a 45-14 loss. Considering Nazareth is likely a step up in class from Fenwick, not a good sign for the Condors.

FND pick: Nazareth.

Riverside-Brookfield (1-0) at Wauconda (0-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Wauconda beat Riverside-Brookfield 35-7 last year in Riverside.

About Riverside-Brookfield: Luke Gentile expects to play all over the field, and he did do in the 40-28 opening win over rival Morton with eight catches for 104 yards and two TDs. Matt Torres threw for 202 yards and two TDs and Eddie Pena had two TDs defensively.

Wauconda: Wauconda had a rough Week 1 assignment, a 48-12 loss to 2018 Class 4A quarterfinalist Richmond-Burton. Nick Bulgarelli, a 6-foot-2 junior quarterback, is one to watch.

FND pick: Wauconda.

Hinsdale South (0-1) at Proviso West (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Proviso West beat Hinsdale South 7-3 in 2008.

About Hinsdale South: The Hornets are surely licking their wounds after a startling 48-0 loss at Kaneland. Hinsdale managed just 130 yards of offense in the game, Marquese Garrett was intercepted twice and the Hornets gave up 400 yards. This seems like a get-well week.

Proviso West: Proviso, like Hinsdale, had a nasty Week 1 assignment, a 43-10 loss at Bolingbrook. It's a continuing trend, as the Panthers allowed nearly 40 points per game in a 1-8 2018.

FND pick: Hinsdale South.

Moline (1-0) at Benet (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: First known meeting.

About Benet: The Redwings had a nice debut against neighborhood rival Naperville North, the Jacob Snell-led defense allowing just one first down in the first half of a 28-21 win. Colin Gillespie ran for three TDs and threw for one, and Sean Torres ran for 137 yards.

About Moline: The Maroons, defending Western Big Six champs and eighth in the latest Class 7A state rankings, rolled 36-14 over Alton in the season opener. Senior quarterback Zidain Sterling threw TD passes on Moline's first two offensive plays. Aboubacar Barry ran for 178 yards and Kaeden Dreifurst ran for 212 yards. Sterling and Moline's entire offensive line, as well as six starters defensively return from a team that lost to Batavia in the second round of last year's Class 7A playoffs.

FND pick: Benet.

Glenbard South (1-0) at Elgin (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Glenbard South beat Elgin 34-3 last year in Glen Ellyn.

About Glenbard South: The Raiders hung on to win their opener 13-6 over Streamwood, getting two TD passes from Nick Plaso to Cade Hardtke and stopping a long Sabres' drive in the game's final minutes. Expect to see more Plaso highlights this week.

About Elgin: The Maroons somewhat surprisingly gave defending Upstate Eight champ Glenbard East all it could handle in Week 1, a 27-24 Rams' win. Xavier Bonds is a big-play threat to watch. He had seven catches for 169 yards and two TDs, ran in a TD and scored on a fumble return against Glenbard East.

FND pick: Glenbard South.

Leyden (0-1) at Glenbard West (0-1)

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Last matchup: Glenbard West beat Leyden 23-2 in 2008.

About Glenbard West: Junior running back Jalen Moore put his name on the radar, going for 221 yards and three TDs in his varsity starting debut. The Hilltoppers had as impressive a Week 1 win as any, 45-28 over Maine South. Glenbard's backfield seems stacked, as Joey Richmond also went over 100 yards.

About Leyden: The Eagles lost to Shepard 20-10 in Week 1. Quarterback Jimmy Lonigro is a returning two-way starter. With running likely tough sledding against Glenbard, keep an eye on 6-foot-6 receiver Massimo Delloglio.

FND pick: Glenbard West.

Lake Forest (1-0) at Wheaton North (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Wheaton North beat Lake Forest 21-12 last year in Lake Forest.

About Wheaton North: The kids came through for the Falcons in Week 1. Quarterback Mark Forcucci threw for two TDs and fellow sophomore Brayton Maske ran for 111 yards as Wheaton North held on to win at Downers Grove South 13-12.

About Lake Forest: The Scouts, 5-5 last year, beat Antioch 10-7 in Week 1. That stingy 3-4 defense is led by 6-foot-5, 270-pound senior defensive end Rylie Mills, a Notre Dame recruit.

FND pick: Lake Forest.

Wheaton Warrenville South (1-0) at Lockport (0-1)

When: 7:15 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: WW South beat Lockport 41-0 last year in Wheaton.

About WW South: The Tigers were very opportunistic last year, plus-25 turnover ratio, and kept that magic going with three takeways in last week's 52-8 opening win at Metea Valley. Prince Lankah and Jake Arthurs combined for seven TDs, so get used to those guys leading the way offensively behind a strong line.

About Lockport: The Porters, 0-9 last year, lost to Grandville, Mich. 47-24 in Week 1. First-year head coach George Czart is a familiar name, defensive coordinator for Lockport's state title teams in 2002 and 2003 who most recently was head coach at since-closed Lincoln-Way North.

FND pick: WW South.

Bartlett (1-0) at Glenbard East (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Glenbard East beat Bartlett 38-15 last year in Bartlett.

About Glenbard East: The Rams narrowly avoided a big upset in Week 1, beating Elgin 27-24. OJ Miles, Chris Whitehead and Jason Torrevillas all had big games for Glenbard East.

About Bartlett: Tyler Rivelli ran for 161 of Bartlett's 291 rushing yards in the Hawks' 43-8 opening win over East Aurora. The Hawks, 7-3 last year, figure to provide a strong early-season test for defending Upstate Eight champ Glenbard East.

FND pick: Bartlett.

Rich Central (0-1) at Lemont (0-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Rich Central beat Lemont 22-21 last year in Olympia Fields.

About Lemont: The Indians likely feel like they let get away last week, a 12-6 loss at St. Charles East. Lemont managed just 64 yards after offense. Western Michigan recruit Anthony Sambucci had eight catches for 98 yards, but 43 came on his first catch.

About Rich Central: The Olympians had a rough Week 1 assignment, a 55-26 loss to Class 6A contender Crete-Monee.

FND pick: Lemont.

Collins (0-1) at Montini (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: First known meeting.

About Montini: The Broncos had the longest Week 1 road trip of any team in the area, but it was a fruitful one, a 22-7 win at Hudson (Wisc.). Deontay Bell ran for 124 yards and DiAndre Harris and C.J. Bufkin had TD runs. This week provides a little breather before a big visit to Mount Carmel in Week 3.

About Collins: Collins lost to Westmont 50-14 in Week 1, so a step up in class to play Montini doesn't bode well.

FND pick: Montini.

Hiawatha (1-0) at Westmont (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: First meeting since before 1996.

About Hiawatha: Hiawatha rolled to a 61-18 win against Madison in the opener behind 145 yards and six total touchdowns from Kyle Thompson. The 1A Hawks will be facing a Sentinel team with the largest enrollment of any school on their schedule this year. The Hawks have made the playoffs two of the last three years after last making the playoffs in 1987.

About Westmont: The Sentinels won their opener 50-14 against Collins. Mason Pardy has 86 receiving yards and score, plus had a kick return, punt return, and interception return for a touchdown.

FND Pick: Westmont.

St. Francis (1-0) at Shepard (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last Matchup: First meeting.

About St. Francis: St. Francis rolled over Argo last week in a 55-0 victory. It returns experienced starters in quarterback Tommy Rittenhouse, wideout Ryan French and others in what could become a high-octane unit this year.

About Shepard: Shepard prevailed over Leyden 20-10 last week. Quarterback Thomas Smith had an efficient 7-of-11 and 68 yard performance, but the Astros will likely look to establish the run early and often. Alex Harris had 103 yards and two touchdowns last week. Smith, a opportunistic runner himself, ran for 61 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, linebacker Elijah Vinson, Grant Larkins and defensive end Roy Williams will be around the ball often. Each had 10 tackles apiece.

FND Pick: St. Francis