It’s down to Week 9 for Kaneland football.
Going on the road to Western Sun Conference rival Yorkville, in ironically, the final Western Sun Conference game for either school, Kaneland has a chance for a sixth win, the most in a regular season for the Knights since the 2006 run.
Yorkville at 3-5 and coached by Jim Still, looks to get revenge for a 34-0 win by the Knights on Oct. 24, 2008. That win got Kaneland in the playoff door at 5-4. Kaneland nabbed three interceptions, and Blake Serpa, Ryley
Bailey and Hayden Johnson all found the end zone.
Last year’s game took place in monsoon-like conditions, leaving the Sept. 18 win over Sycamore as the last one with close-to-ideal conditions. The 37 degree temps at night vs. Geneva last week was tempered by clear conditions and minimal wind. Weather.com calls for a 70 percent chance of rain and a low of 39 degrees for Friday night’s tilt in Yorkville, with rain present throughout the earlier part of the day.
The Knights need to amp up the running game if possible on Friday, after having gained only 10 yards on 15 carries against Geneva. The Knights have rushed for 167 yards on 58 attempts over the last three contests for an average of 2.8 yards per rush.
Here’s where to go:
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