Crystal Lake Central quarterback Aidan Ellinger passes the ball in the second quarter of an IHSA Fox Valley Conference game against Prairie Ridge at Crystal Lake Central High School on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in Crystal Lake.
Crystal Lake Central quarterback Aidan Ellinger passes the ball in the second quarter of an IHSA Fox Valley Conference game against Prairie Ridge at Crystal Lake Central High School on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 in Crystal Lake. — Daryl Quitalig for Shaw Media

FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE

Huntley (2-1, 2-1 FVC) at Cary-Grove (3-0, 3-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Cary-Grove 35, Huntley 20, Week 4 of last season

About the Red Raiders: Huntley scored on its final possession last week to beat Prairie Ridge, 28-24. … QB Bruno Bosman carried 32 times for 125 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 121 yards and another touchdown. RB Ryder Havens is the Raiders’ leading rusher with 289 yards. … Huntley received two votes in The Associated Press Class 8A poll this week.

About the Trojans: The defending Class 6A state champion moved up one spot to No. 1 in the Class 6A poll after its 49-0 win over Hampshire. … FB Blake Skol is third in area rushing with 414 yards; QB Luke Eleftheriou has 202 yards rushing. … The Trojans’ defense has allowed only one touchdown in three games.

Friday Night Drive pick: Huntley

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

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: This it the first meeting between these two teams.

About the Rockets: Burlington lost to McHenry, 31-22, last week, after trailing at halftime, 21-0. … RB Gavin Sarvis ran for 75 yards in that game, while QB Mark Ganziano ran for 58 and threw for 107.

About the Tigers: Central defeated Crystal Lake South, 37-21, for its first victory of the season. … QB Aidan Ellinger threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns last week and now is second in area passing yards. … RB Jake Coss ran for 120 yards in last week’s game; WR Connor Bartesch leads the Tigers with eight receptions.

Friday Night Drive pick: Crystal Lake Central

Hampshire (0-3. 0-3) at Crystal Lake South (1-2, 1-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Crystal Lake South 40, Hampshire 0, Week 4 of last season

About the Whip-Purs: Hampshire lost to Cary-Grove, 49-0, last week. … The Whips have been shut out the past two weeks by Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove. … WRs Carson Murphy and John Brady Young lead the team with six receptions each.

About the Gators: South fell to Crystal Lake Central, 37-21, in Week 3. … QB Justin Kowalak has thrown for an area-best 554 yards with six touchdowns. … WR Ian Gorken leads the area with 26 receptions and 302 yards.

Friday Night Drive pick: Crystal Lake South.

Dundee-Crown (0-3, 0-3) at Prairie Ridge (2-1, 2-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Prairie Ridge 70, Dundee-Crown 55, Week 4 of last season (the 125 combined points is an FVC record)

About the Chargers: D-C lost to Jacobs, 42-14, last week. … The Chargers showed improvement in their passing game as QB Evan Echlin threw for 243 yards and now ranks No. 4 in the area. … WR Alex Lopez is second in the area with 17 catches.

About the Wolves: Prairie Ridge is ranked No. 8 in the Class 6A poll after its 28-24 loss to Huntley. … FB Carter Evans has rushed for 266 yards to lead the Wolves. … S Kyle Koelblinger has scored three times, once on an interception return and twice on punt returns.

Friday Night Drive pick: Prairie Ridge

McHenry (2-1, 2-1) at Jacobs (3-0, 3-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Jacobs 35, McHenry 7, Week 4 of last season

About the Warriors: McHenry defeated Burlington Central, 31-22, last week. … Sophomore RB Brody Hallin ran for 142 yards last week and is sixth in the area with 323 rushing yards for the season.

About the Golden Eagles: Jacobs received four votes in the Class 7A poll after its 42-14 win over Dundee-Crown. … QB Cole Bhardwaj is completing 64.8% of his pass attempts. … WR Max Stec has 11 receptions and is averaging 27.2 yards a catch.

Friday Night Drive pick: Jacobs

KISHWAUKEE RIVER CONFERENCE

Richmond-Burton (3-0, 0-0) at Harvard (1-2, 0-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Richmond-Burton 28, Harvard 0, Week 4 of last season

About the Rockets: R-B recorded its second consecutive shutout, against Johnsburg, 47-0, last week and is ranked No. 4 in Class 4A. … FB Dalton Wood leads the area with 487 yards rushing and has scored eight touchdowns. RB Tyler Anderson has 247 yards rushing.

About the Hornets: Harvard got its first win last week with a 33-13 triumph over Macomb. … FB Damon Mueller is fourth on the area rushing list with 413 yards. He ran for 224 yards last week. Mueller also threw a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a score.

Friday Night Drive pick: Richmond-Burton

Marengo (2-1, 0-0) at Johnsburg (1-2, 0-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Marengo 16, Johnsburg 14, Week 7 of last season

About the Indians: The Indians rolled past Rich East, 52-14, and have scored 106 points in their past two games. … RB Finn Schirmer is second in the area with 422 yards rushing and has an area-best 11 touchdowns.

About the Skyhawks: Johnsburg lost to Richmond-Burton, 47-0, last week, the second time in three games it has not scored. … RB Jacob McKinney leads the team with 121 yards rushing and is tied with WR David Claudio for the team lead with six receptions.

Friday Night Drive pick: Marengo

Woodstock North (2-1, 0-0) at Woodstock (1-2, 0-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: Woodstock North 40, Woodstock 37, Week 8 of last season

About the Thunder: North made the most of a long road trip last week with a 61-9 victory at Norwood, Ohio. … QB Elijah Pena ran for 123 yards and five touchdowns after replacing injured starter Ryan Zinnen. … RB Andrew Pena is seventh in the area with 316 yards rushing.

About the Blue Streaks: Woodstock lost to Chicago Hope, 41-14, last week. … QB Michael Purkey has thrown for 379 yards, fifth in the area, and TE Nathan Archambeau has 11 catches and two touchdowns.

Friday Night Drive pick: Woodstock North

CCL/ESCC PURPLE DIVISION

Marian Central (3-0, 0-0) at St. Viator (2-1, 0-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: St. Viator 35, Marian Central 6, Week 9 of last season

About the Hurricanes: Marian was one spot out of the top 10 in Class 4A with 18 votes this week. … The Hurricanes have not given up a point and allowed Marian Catholic only 52 total yards in a 21-0 win last week. … RB Luke Rogers is fifth on the area rushing list with 375 yards. QB Brendan Hernon has 185 yards rushing and 196 passing.

About the Lions: St. Viator lost to Prospect, 42-28, in the opener and beat Chicago Clark, 35-12, and St. Joseph, 42-0, the past two weeks. … QB Jack Mahoney has thrown for 333 yards and six touchdowns, while running for 184 and four touchdowns. RB Lucas Barisas leads the Lions with 200 yards rushing.

Friday Night Drive pick: Marian Central

8-MAN FOOTBALL

Alden-Hebron (1-1) at River Ridge (2-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last matchup: This is the first meeting between these two teams.

About the Giants: A-H fell to Westminster Christian, 27-0, last week. … QB Thomas Webber has rushed for 190 yards and thrown for 125 in two games.

About the Wildcats: River Ridge defeated Lake Forest Academy, 48-6, last week. … The Wildcats are in their first season of 8-man football and have scored 154 points in three games. They were 4-5 last season while playing in the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference Upstate Division.

Friday Night Drive pick: River Ridge