St. Charles North's Jordan Nubin (left) holds onto the ball away from Wheaton North's Tommy Gubenko during a St. Charles North win over Wheaton North on Sept. 13.
St. Charles North's Jordan Nubin (left) holds onto the ball away from Wheaton North's Tommy Gubenko during a St. Charles North win over Wheaton North on Sept. 13. — Sandy Bressner - sbressner@shawmedia.com

Glenbard North (1-2) at Batavia (2-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last Matchup: 42-12 Batavia in 2018.

About the Bulldogs: The Bulldogs are rolling in virtually all phases. Trey Urwiler had his first breakout performance of 2019 with five catches, 172 yards and two touchdowns and continues to be a matchup issue for opposing defenses. Matt Weerts and Quinn Urwiler lead a top-notch linebacker unit that limited Lake Park last week to seven total rushing yards.

About the Panthers: The Panthers are coming off a solid win over St. Charles East last week, limiting their rushing attack after a big performance the previous week. Look for quarterback Mike Vazquez to try to connect with Kobie Jamison early and often.

Friday Night Drive pick: Batavia.

Burlington Central (1-2) at Crystal Lake Central (1-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last Matchup: First time

About the Rockets: Mark Ganziano continues to be reliable at quarterback, while Gavin Sarvis is making a solid impact in the run game with near 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Matt Muetterties and Shawn Adkerson are the leading tacklers on a defense that has played pretty well thus far.

About the Tigers: After getting a gauntlet start to the season versus Cary-Grove and Prairie Ridge, CLC rolled last week. In the process, it amassed more than 450 yards of total offense against Crystal Lake South. Quarterback Aidan Ellinger threw for 310 yards last week and has the ability to spread the football around.

FND pick: Crystal Lake Central.

Kaneland (2-1) at Sandwich (2-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last Matchup: First known meeting.

About the Knights: Kaneland's offense was tripped up a bit last week against Sycamore, but still features plenty of options to get things going in a hurry. Colton Doll and Max Gange highlight on the outside at receiver.

About the Indians: Sandwich can run the football, evidenced by its 264.7 rushing yards per game. James Coleman (294 yards) and Nic Lidinsky (361 yards) will be a focus for the Kaneland defense to key on.

FND pick: Kaneland

St. Ignatius (2-1) at Marmion (3-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last Matchup: 42-12 St. Ignatius in 2018.

About the Cadets: Major Haas had a huge game last week, getting 12 tackles, running back an interception for a touchdown and rushing for 124 yards. Look for Marmion to establish him often.

About the Wolfpack: Benet limited the Wolfpack to 59 passing yards last week, so expect Marmion to attempt a similar showing. After St. Ignatius scored first, Benet answered with 35 points.

FND pick: Marmion

Wheaton Warrenville South (3-0) at St. Charles East (2-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last Matchup: 27-14 WW South in 2018.

About the Saints: The Saints had some trouble stopping Glenbard North's rushing attack last week, which could give the Tigers reason to believe they will be able run the ball effectively. Nathan Hayes was able to go to the air often, finishing with 217 passing yards.

About the Tigers: Few teams have figured out how to stop running backs Jake Arthurs and Prince Lankah so far, and Parker Brown continues to be very solid under center. The Tigers had little problem putting away Geneva last week.

FND pick: Wheaton Warrenville South.

Wheaton Academy (2-1) at St. Francis (2-1)

When: Noon Saturday (at Wheaton College)

Last Matchup: 20-9 St. Francis in 2018.

About the Spartans: St. Francis' offense exploded last week, scoring 42 points in the first quarter. Tommy Rittenhouse continues to impress by throwing nine touchdowns to just one interception. Enzo Rendina is a top tackler on defense.

About the Warriors: Sophomore quarterback David Dorn reportedly made his first start against IC Catholic last week and could be in again Saturday. Dorn threw for 14 completions for 98 yards last week.

FND pick: St. Francis

Geneva (0-3) at St. Charles North (2-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last Matchup: 24-13 SCN in 2018.

About the North Stars: St. Charles North has got quarterback Kyler Brown rolling, which is a great sign for the next couple of weeks. Ben Furtney and Ryan Thiesse continue to be major weapons in the pass game. Defensively, Jimmy Durocher and Jordan Nubin continue to appear more comfortable at defensive back, forcing pass breakups and helping in the run defense.

About the Vikings: Geneva is looking to stop a tough start to the year and spoil the North Stars' homecoming. Konnor Mickelsen and Michael Ignoffo continue to be solid weapons on the outside for quarterback Hayden McCoy, while linebacker Jake Costello leads the defense with six tackles per game.

FND pick: St. Charles North