— Scott Anderson

Sandwich (2-0) at La Salle-Peru (1-1)

When is kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: This is the first meeting

About the Cavaliers: Through the first six quarters of the season, L-P managed just seven points and 271 total yards, but racked up 37 points and 322 yards in the second half last week. QB Tyler Hartman led the Cavs’ rushing attack last week with 102 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.

About the Indians: Sandwich has squeaked out a couple tight victories — 15-14 in Week 1 and 20-18 last week. The Indians have relied heavily on their running game that averages 325.5 yards per game behind senior fullback Nic Lidinski and junior running back James Coleman.

FND pick: La Salle-Peru

Monmouth-Roseville (0-2) at Hall (1-1)

When is kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: M-R edged Hall 24-20 last fall

About the Red Devils: After suffering a 26-20 loss against Newman (now No. 4 in Class 2A Associated Press poll) in the first game of the season, Hall defeated Bureau Valley 47-12 in Week 2. The offense has been run dominated as the Red Devils average 269 rushing yards and 25 passing yards per game.

About the Titans: Although M-R made the playoffs last year for the first time since 2012, the Titans began this season with a 20-18 loss to Orion (No. 7 in 2A) and a 33-32 loss to Rockridge (No. 9 in 2A) in overtime. Junior running back Colton Russell has led the ground game with 24 carries for 203 yards (8.5 per carry) and a touchdown.

FND pick: Hall

Rockford Lutheran (1-1) at Mendota (0-2)

When is kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: RL defeated MHS 34-6 during Week 3 last season

About the Trojans: The last win for the Trojans was against the Crusaders, 32-38, on Week 5 of the 2017 season. Since then, MHS is 0-15 including its two loses this campaign. The purple and gold hope to get on the winning track behind senior running back Cole Stremlau, who has 37 carries for 109 yards.

About the Crusaders: Lutheran has saw both sides of the pendulum this season as it began with a 43-15 victory over Oregon and then suffered a 47-7 loss to North Boone in Week 2. The Crusaders have won four games in the last three seasons. Coach Tony Ambrogio is in his first year with RL after leaving Rockford Jefferson.

FND pick: Rockford Lutheran

Tremont (2-0) at 2A No. 8 Fieldcrest (2-0)

When is kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: In Week 3 a year ago, Tremont won 16-13

About the Knights: Firing on all cylinders is an understatement when discussing the Knights. FHS has scored 36 points per game behind 252 rushing yards and 136.5 passing yards per contest. On defense, the Knights have allowed 3.5 points, 101.5 rushing yards and 14.5 passing yards per game.

About the Turks: Tremont has outscored its opponents 45-14 in the first two weeks of the season. During the final ticks of the 14-10 win over Fisher, Nate Nguyen broke free for a 34-yard rushing touchdown. The last time the Turks made the playoffs was 2015.

FND pick: Fieldcrest

1A No. 1 Forreston (2-0) at Amboy-LaMoille (0-2)

When is kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Forreston defeated A-L 62-34 in Week 9 last season

About the Clippers: A-L has fallen on tough times to start the 2019 season as it has been outscored 120-7. In Week 2's 62-0 loss against Class 1A No. 2 Lena-Winslow, the Clippers picked up 190 yards of offense behind 98 passing yards and 92 rushing yards.

About the Cardinals: Forreston outscored its opponents 82-21 this season. Ethan Mulder rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries in a 52-9 victory over Galena last week. The Cardinals received seven first-place votes compared to Lena-Winslow's four in this week's 1A poll.

FND pick: Forreston

Lowpoint-Washburn/Henry (0-1) at Rockford Christian Life (2-0)

When is kickoff: 1 p.m. Saturday

Last matchup: This is the first year for 8-man football

About the Wildcats: The co-op is in its second week of the new 16-team, 8-man football conference while other teams are playing their third game. In the first game of the year last week, the Wildcats lost 32-8 to Lake Forrest.

About the Eagles: RCL is in a four-way tie at the top of the new conference with a 2-0 record. The Eagles beat Metro-East Lutheran 26-8 in Week 1 and Westminster Christian 46-12 in Week 2.

FND pick: Rockford Christian Life