York vs. Lyons Township
The Dukes are entering Game 8 with a 3-4 overall record, which is the same as their opponent, Lyons Township. But the Lions have one more Conference win under their belt. It's a must-win for both teams in order to keep playoff hopes alive.
York suffered a 28-7 loss to Downers Grove North (4-3, 1-3) last weekend in Downers Grove, handing the Trojans their first conference win of the season.
The Lions also lost last week, 31-26 against the Oak Park-River Forest Huskies (6-1, 4-1).
The Dukes also need to win to win Game 9 to keep their playoff hopes alive, but that will prove difficult—especially since Game 9 takes them to Glen Ellyn to meet Glenbard West. The Hilltoppers (6-1) are ranked 12th in the state, according to USA Today.
If you can't make it to Clarence D. East Field in Elmhurst for Friday's 7:30 p.m. kickoff, High School Cube will broadcast the game in real time, and you can catch it right here.
IC Catholic Prep vs. Walther Lutheran
IC Catholic Prep (4-3, 3-2) will host another Saturday game at Plunkett Park in Elmhurst this week, against Walther Lutheran of Melrose Park (2-5, 2-3).
Both teams are coming off big wins last weekend. The Knights crushed Aurora Christian 48-6, and the Broncos handed Chicago Christian its fifth loss of the season (43-21).
Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Plunkett Park.
IC's last game of the regular season is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Chicago Christian in Palos Heights.