Oswego (9-1) at Bolingbrook (7-3)
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Advancement: Winner plays the winner of Warren/Fremd.
About Oswego: The Panthers took care of business last week, beating Elgin 42-8 in the first round. The Jack Hugunin-led defensive line has been Oswego's best unit all season, no different against Elgin. Anthony Cikauskas, who now has 9.5 sacks, had two of Oswego's five sacks and recovered two fumbles. That unit gets a stiff test against a Bolingbrook offense determined to run. Oswego hopes to get running back Connor Laird (turf toe) back. It could be tough going on the ground against Bolingbrook, which means receivers Jack Lemke and Nick Hampton need to make plays. These two also met in the 2014 second round, Bolingbrook a 31-28 overtime winner.
About Bolingbrook: The Raiders had one of the first round's most impressive wins, blowing out higher-seeded Hinsdale Central 42-13. Bolingbrook seems to be getting healthy at the right time. Justin Lynch ran for 136 yards and four TDs last week, but jet-quick Antonio King is one to watch running the football. Safety Justin Walters recently received an offer from Michigan. Hard to believe, this is Bolingbrook's first time in the second round since 2014.
Friday Night Drive pick: Bolingbrook.
Yorkville (8-2) at Willowbrook (9-1)
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Advancement: Winner plays the winner of Hersey/Lake Zurich
About Yorkville: The Foxes are in the playoff's second round for the second straight year, albeit up in class in 7A. Ben Stemmet, Jake Polowy and the Yorkville defense, stingy all year, has allowed a combined seven points the last two weeks. Cale Reeder, another leader of that unit, has emerged as a playmaker offensively with 31 catches, nine for TDs. Establishing the run with Tre Thomas and Toran Harris is important to keep a potent Willowbrook offense off the field. Yorkville seeks its first quarterfinal appearance since 1999.
About Willowbrook: The Warriors, West Suburban Gold champions, have reached the playoff quarterfinals the last three seasons. Willowbrook has won nine straight games by a combined score of 295-67 since a season-opening loss to Providence. Senior quarterback Sam Tumilty does it all. He's thrown for over 2,100 yards and rushed for over 1,000. Deandre Holliday and Everett Stubblefield III are playmakers on the outside, but Ta'Vion Geanes comes off a huge game rushing the ball, 140 yards and three TDs.
FND pick: Willowbrook.