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Brief previews of the Intercity and top area high school football games for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013: 

Intercity

Normal West vs. Danville

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Danville

Records: Normal West 3-0, 2-0 in Big 12 Conference; Danville 1-2, 1-1

Radio: WJBC-AM (1230)

FYI: Normal West, ranked No. 8 in Class 6A, is coming off a 23-20 win over Decatur MacArthur … Seth Wiseman intercepted two passes and Zach Breen kicked three field goals for West … The task tonight will be slowing Danville QB Trent Sherfield, a Vanderbilt recruit who has 702 yards passing and 291 rushing … Chris Collier has caught 24 of Sherfield’s passes for 562 yards and seven touchdowns.

Normal Community vs. Champaign Centennial

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Champaign

Records: Normal Community 2-1, 2-0 in Big 12; Champaign Centennial 1-2, 1-2

FYI: NCHS, the No. 10-ranked team in Class 6A, looks to rebound from a 21-7 loss to Class 8A Niles Notre Dame … The Ironmen have intercepted six passes, including two by Justin Fish … Jerry Patton III leads the rushing attack with 191 yards … Centennial lost 35-19 at Danville last week … The Chargers are led by QB Jimmy Fitzgerald (441 yards passing, 4 TDs).

Champaign Central vs. Bloomington

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Bloomington

Records: Champaign Central 1-2, 1-2 in Big 12; Bloomington 2-1, 2-1

FYI: BHS bounced back from a 33-20 loss to Normal Community with a 49-26 win at Urbana … BHS will be without RB Kendrick Cooley (knee), who ran for 145 yards and scored two TDs last week … FB Kendall Johnson (knee) and DT Rayvon Shorter (asthma) also are out, while C Joe Grant (neck) is questionable … Champaign Central is coming off an 8 -7 loss to Decatur Eisenhower.

Prairie Central vs. University High

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Hancock Stadium

Records: Prairie Central 0-3, 0-2 in Corn Belt Conference; University High 3-0, 2-0

FYI: U High enters its homecoming game ranked No. 9 in Class 5A and averaging 52.7 points per game … Four of Arion Worthman’s 12 touchdown passes have gone to Malik Wildermuth (9 catches, 191 yards) … Tackle leaders are Noah Olson (26) and Nick Patkunas (25) … Prairie Central fell 22-21 to Central Catholic last week … The Hawks’ Matt Hartke had a 25-yard touchdown run and 60-yard TD reception.

Eureka vs. Central Catholic

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Bloomington

Records: Eureka 1-2, 1-1 in Corn Belt; Central Catholic 1-2, 1-1

FYI: Senior McKay Moews, nephew of Saints’ interim head coach Mike Moews, makes his season debut after having surgery to remove his thymus … He is a multiple all-Corn Belt selection who will punt, kick and likely see action at both safety and receiver … Eureka hopes to bounce back from a 47-14 loss to Mahomet-Seymour … The Hornets edged Rantoul, 15-13, in Week 2.

Top area game

Pontiac vs. Mahomet-Seymour

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Mahomet

Records: Pontiac 3-0, 2-0 in Corn Belt; Mahomet-Seymour 3-0, 2-0

FYI: Pontiac, under first-year head coach Buck Casson, and Mahomet-Seymour, ranked No. 8 in Class 4A, share the Corn Belt lead with U High … Pontiac is led by Nick Wotton’s 374 yards rushing and 9.8 yards per carry … Mahomet-Seymour has the area’s top passer in junior Joe Kenney (609 yards) … The Bulldogs’ running attack is led by Tyler Francisco (352 yards, 6 TD).

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