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Manual vs. West

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: Normal West

Records: Peoria Manual 0-6, 0-5 in Big 12; Normal West 4-2, 4-1

FYI: Normal West looks to bounce back from a 56-8 loss at perennial power Indianapolis Bishop Chatard ... The Wildcats are a game behind Normal Community in the Big 12 race ... West, ranked 10th in Class 6A, has the area passing leader in senior QB Carson Camp (1,228 yards, 18 touchdowns) ... His favorite receiver, senior Cole Hernandez, ranks third in the area with 470 yards on 36 catches with seven touchdowns ... Manual is coming off a 63-14 loss to Peoria Notre Dame ... The Rams were within 11-6 at halftime at NCHS two weeks ago, but lost 31-6 in a game completed the following day because of weather.  

Glenwood vs. U High

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: Hancock Stadium

Records: Chatham Glenwood 6-0, 6-0 in Central State Eight; U High 2-4, 2-4

FYI: Chatham Glenwood enters U High's homecoming game with the No. 1 state ranking in Class 6A ... The Titans blanked Decatur MacArthur, 48-0, last week ... Senior QB Luke Lehnen has thrown for 870 yards, run for 542 and accounted for 22 touchdowns (12 rushing, 10 passing) ... Senior RB Narkel Leflore has 853 yards rushing and 13 TDs ... U High won its second straight game last week, 56-48, at Springfield Southeast ... Senior RB Spencer Parker ran for 385 yards and five touchdowns and also threw for a TD ... He will not play because he is in concussion protocol following a minor traffic accident this week.

NCHS vs. Danville

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: Danville

Records: Normal Community 5-1, 5-0 in Big 12; Danville 4-2, 3-2

FYI: Normal Community stayed alone atop the Big 12 standings with last week's 43-26 home victory over Bloomington ... Ironmen senior QB Aidan Oliver ran for 98 yards and four touchdowns and threw for 144 yards and a score ... The NCHS offensive line also cleared the way for RB Camron Jackson to pile up 110 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries ... Danville's top rushing threat is Devin Miles with 1,066 yards, 14 touchdowns and 9.1 yards per carry ... The Vikings have rushed for 1,924 yards and thrown for 384 this season ... Miles also had three receiving TDs.

Central vs. Rantoul

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Place: Rantoul

Records: Central Catholic 2-4, 2-4 in Illini Prairie;  Rantoul 0-6, 0-6

FYI: Central looks to build on last week's 45-18 home victory over Champaign St. Thomas More ... Sophomore RB Jake Slaughter rushed for 127 yards in the first quarter and finished with 212 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries ... He boosted his season totals to 755 yards and 10 TDs ... Central QB Jonathan Naour was 6 of 6 passing for 124 yards and a touchdown in the second half ... Hayden Pirtz had two interceptions for the Saints ... Rantoul fell 49-7 at state-ranked IVC last week ... The Eagles lost 14-10 at St. Thomas More two weeks ago.

BHS vs. Peoria N.D.

Time: 7 p.m. Saturday

Place: Peoria Stadium

Records: Bloomington 3-3, 3-2 in Big 12; Peoria Notre Dame 4-2, 4-2

FYI: Bloomington hopes to rebound from its loss to Normal Community as the Purple Raiders chase a second straight playoff berth ... Junior QB Ben Wellman threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns against NCHS despite heavy pressure ... He has passed for 869 yards and 12 scores this season ... Eric Johnson caught four passes for 101 yards and Diontay Griffin had six receptions for 78 yards last week ... Peoria Notre Dame has won four straight and scored 50 or more points in three of those wins.  

— Compiled by Randy Kindred

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