Oswego East's Zoye Harden (6) runs the ball during their football game between Joliet West at Oswego East. Sept. 13.  Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media.
Oswego East's Zoye Harden (6) runs the ball during their football game between Joliet West at Oswego East. Sept. 13. Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media. — Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media

Oswego (3-0) at Plainfield East (1-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Oswego was a 49-0 winner last year in Oswego.

About Oswego: The Panthers keep on rolling in the SPC crossover portion of their schedule. Joseph DeMarco's pick-six was one of five turnovers Oswego forced in a 35-6 win over Plainfield South. Oswego is plus-nine in turnovers through three weeks. Jack Lemke, who has 11 catches for 154 yards on the season, caught two TDs last week and is the Panthers' top playmaker.

About Plainfield East: The Bengals have a familiar face to Kendall County football fans on the sidelines, with former Plano head coach Brad Kunz in his first year. Plainfield East has been as competitive as any SPC East team in crossovers. Joey Morgan threw for 221 yards and Aiden Tonarelli had seven catches for 99 yards last week in a 35-20 loss to Minooka.

Friday Night Drive pick: Oswego.

Oswego East (3-0) at Plainfield South (1-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Oswego East was a 29-0 winner last year in Plainfield.

About Oswego East: The Wolves' defense continues to impress. Nathaniel Campbell had two of Oswego's four sacks, and Oswego East held Joliet West to 13 total yards in the first half in a 31-7 win last week. Michael Miller, who had five catches and a rushing and receiving TD, has game-breaking speed. Michael Ford (526 yards, eight TDs) has done well to spread the wealth offensively. Plainfield South's double wing is tough to prepare for, so the Wolves will be looking to get the Cougars in long-yardage situations.

About Plainfield South: The Cougars are a young group and struggled mightily in a loss to Oswego last Friday. Keith Bronson is the man to watch out of Plainfield South's backfield. The Cougars will look to control the ball with their double wing.

FND pick: Oswego East.

Yorkville (3-0) at Joliet West (0-3)

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: First meeting.

About Yorkville: The Foxes, like their friends from the Oswego schools, have feasted on SPC East opponents the first few weeks. Henry Dopart, playing well in his first season as varsity starter, had two interceptions in Week 3. Josh Beetham has thrown for 454 yards and seven TDs, Cole Ferguson among his many targets, but the Foxes like to spread it around. Ben Stemmet and the Foxes' run defense gets a good test this week.

About Joliet West: Trent Howland is a physical, 6-foot-3, 225-pound back, but he was bottled up last week against Oswego East, managing just 35 yards. The Tigers played three quarterbacks in the 31-7 loss. If Joliet West's offensive line blocks well, Howland is a threat.

FND pick: Yorkville.

Morris (2-1) at Plano (2-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: First meeting.

About Plano: The Reapers' defense was impressive in the Interstate Eight opener, limiting Ottawa to 62 total yards and forcing six turnovers in a 13-0 win. It will get a much bigger challenge this week. Nemo Denton, one of three Plano sophomores to get their first varsity start, recovered two fumbles. Uriel Rodriguez is a steady two-way threat.

About Morris: The Redskins enter as the conference's highest-scoring offense, with 121 points in three games. John Landers ran for 95 of Morris' 267 yards last week in a 34-14 win over Rochelle. Ovahdyah Ben-Israel, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound transfer from Joliet West, is one to watch on the defensive line.

FND pick: Morris.

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: First meeting.

About Sandwich: The Indians had a rude welcome to the new-look Interstate Eight Conference, a 52-7 loss to LaSalle-Peru. Sandwich managed 174 yards of total offense, with Nic Lidinsky (361 yards on the year) accounting for 99. The Indians need to establish their ball control wing-T offense with Lidinsky, Jackson Murphy and James Coleman to keep Kaneland's offense off the field.

About Kaneland: The Knights looked unstoppable in scoring 85 points over their first two games – but a slow start proved costly last week in a 35-14 loss to Sycamore. Kaneland quarterback Joe Smith is in his third season as a varsity starter. Two-way starter Wilson Giffney is a player to watch. Max Gagne is Smith's favorite target.

FND pick: Kaneland.