High School Football

Week 2 high school football previews

The metro-east football season continues into its second week with a full slate of games. Here’s a look at some of them:

Rock Island at Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

EDWARDSVILLE (1-0)

Rank: No. 4 in state 8A poll

Coach: Matt Martin (6th year, 46-11)

Last Week: won at Quincy, 35-6

Offense Leaders: QB Brendan Dickman (8-of-10, 106 yards, TD) ; RB Chris McCartney (7 rush, 45 yards); RB Dionte Rogers (12 rush, 109 yards, 2 TD); WR D.J. Harris (4 catch, 63 yards); WR Daval Torres (2 catch, 23 yards).

Defense Leaders: DE A.J. Epenesa (6 tackles); DE Nathan Kolesa (6 tackles); Tate Rujawitz (5 tackles); LB Ryan Connelly (10 tackles)

Next Week: at Collinsville

ROCK ISLAND (1-0)

Rank: No. 4 in state 8A poll

Coach: Bryan Strotz (5th year, 26-15)

Last Week: beat Alton, 38-13

Offense Leaders: RB DeAngelo Horne (17 rush, 86 yards); RB Tavion Brooks (13 rush, 129 yards, TD); QB Alek Jacobs (8-of-18, 131 yards, TD/ 10 rush, 80 yards)

Defense Leaders: DT Ethan Walker (6-5, 240); DE Trayvonte Richardson (6-2, 250); LB Jett Rossi (5-10, 176)

Next Week: at Richwoods

 

Normal West at O’Fallon, 7 p.m.

OFALLON (0-1)

Coach: Brandon Joggerst (10th year, 58-35)

Last Season: 5-5

Offense Leaders: QB Christian Perez (19-of-41, 208 yards, TD, 2 Int); RB Mason Hewitt (16 rush, 88 yards); RB Darryl Cobb (16 rush, 39 yards); WR Ronald Anthony (8 catch, 99 yards); Burke Watts (3 catch, 56 yards, TD)

Defense Leaders: Patrick Berry (8 tackles, sack); Zaine Roe (9 tackles); Brian Ahle (6 tackles)

Next Week: Belleville West 

NORMAL WEST (0-1)

Coach: Darren Hess (2nd year, 6-5)

Last Week: Lost to Peoria, 70-63

Offense Leaders: QB Peyton Dillingham (27-of-45, 473 yards, 7 TD); RB Genesis Forrest (262 yards rushing and receiving total); T Jonathan Smith (6-4, 245)

Defense Leaders: DB River Flot

Next Week: Champaign Centennial 

Central at Dupo, 7 p.m.

CENTRAL (1-0)

Rank: votes in state 3A poll

Coach: Brian Short (10th year, 50-38)

Last Week: beat Mascoutah, 33-27

Offense Leaders: QB Hunter Toeben (15-of-29, 191 yards, 2 TD, 2 Int.); RB Collin Thomas (21 rush, 81 yards, 8 TD); RB Ben Rakers (12 rush, 105 yards); WR Dalton Wise (3 catch, 36 yards); WR Bailey Stewart (3 catch, 41 yards).

Defense Leaders: Bryce Haselhorst (7 tackles, sack); Jake Arter (3 tackle, sack); Jordan Spangenberg (6 tackles)

Next Week: Freeburg

DUPO (0-1)

Coach: Brad Weier (3rd year, 6-22)

Last Week: lost at Wood River, 47-0

Offense Leaders: QB Tyler Kyle (5-for-11, 65 yards, 2 int/ 7 rush, 38 yards); WR Devin Similey (catch, 18 yards); WR Taylor Stanek (4 catch, 47 yards)

Defense Leaders: LB Dawson Kemp (3 tackles); Bryce Chadduck (2 tackles) ; Zane Chism (4 tackles, fumble)

Next Week: Central 

Carlyle at Freeburg, 7 p.m.

CARLYLE (0-1)

Coach: Chris Birkner (2nd year, 4-6)

Last Week: lost at Nashville, 45-42

Offense Leaders: QB Alex Huels (22-of-36, 221 yards, 3 TD, 2 Int/ 8 rush, 24 yards); RB Donte Nettles (23 rush, 203 yards/ 7 catch, 93 yards); WR Nick Becker (5 catch, 41 yards); Dru Johnson (5 catch, 40 yards)

Defense Leaders: Dale Allen (6 tackles); LeShawn Andrews (6 tackles); Dru Johnson (6 tackles); Chris Show (7 tackles).

Next Week: Red Bud

FREEBURG (1-0)

Coach: Ronnie Stuart (12th year, 52-55)

Last Week: won at Sparta, 40-8

Offense Leaders: QB Bobby Tedesco (6-of-14, 87 yards, TD, Int./20 rush, 91 yards); RB Kody Haak (10 rush, 36 yards); Brendan Meng (5 rush, 55 yards/4 catch, 36 yards); Logan Stone (6 rush, 52 yards)

Defense Leaders: Dylan Sandheinrich (7 tackles); Hayden Shea (3 tackles, Int); Tyler White (3 tackles, Int)

Next Week: at Central 

Mater Dei at Marquette, 7 p.m.

MATER DEI (1-0)

Coach: Jim Stiebel (7th year, 51-18)

Last Week: beat Effingham, 27-13

Offense Leaders: QB Colin Schuetz (8-of-21, 90 yards, TD, Int/ 12 rush, 70 yards); RB Jake Wieter (22 rush, 121 yards); WR Lucas Theising (4 catch, 51 yards); WR Jake Timmermann (1 catch, 21 yards/ 1 rush, 99 yards)

Defense Leaders: Lucas Theising (4 tackles, Int); Justin Thole (6 tackles); Nic Seelhoeffer (7 tackles); Jacob Dumstorff (6 tackles)

Next Week: Althoff

MARQUETTE (0-1)

Coach: Darrell Angleton (2nd year, 6-5)

Last Week: lost at Civic Memorial, 30-0

Offense Leaders: QB Brady McAfee (3-of-10, 19 yards, 3 Int); RB D'Avion Peebles (14 rush, 32 yards); WR Brian Nagy (catch, 11 yards)

Defense Leaders: Treven Swingler (2 tackles, Int); Brandon Buhs (5 tackles, sack); Sam Stemm (5 tackles, sack)

Next Week: Nokomis 

Mattoon at Mascoutah, 7 p.m.

MATTOON (0-1)

Coach: Troy Johnson (8th year, 28-40)

Last Week: lost at Triad, 40-23

Offense Leaders: QB Nick Poorman; RB Michael Brown; RB Reece Prior; WR Alec Raboin (29 catches, 304 yards)

Defense Leaders: LB Noah Patterson; LB Garrette Branson; DL Dalton Stephons

Next Week: at Mascoutah

MASCOUTAH (0-1)

Coach: Josh Lee (1st year, 0-1)

Last Week: lost to Central, 33-27

Offense Leaders: QB Darius Cooley (4-of-12, 36 yards, 2 Int/ 13 rush, 104 yards); RB Gerick Garlington (9 rush, 30 yards); WR Glen Gibbons (3 catch, 31 yards)

Defense Leaders: Ronald Clay (13 tackles); Malik Green (6 tackles, Int); Reid Roberts (4 tackles, Int)

Next Week: at Salem 

Wesclin at Red Bud, 7 p.m.

WESCLIN (0-0)

Coach: Ric Johns (4th year, 8-20)

Last Week: won at Mount Olive, 37-12

Offense Leaders: QB Josh DeMage (3-of-4, 81 yards/ 7 rush, 44 yards); RB Antonio Williams (11 rush, 182 yards, 2 TD); RB Valentin Avalos (7 rush, 37 yards/ 2 catch, 48 yards)

Defense Leaders: Christian Chavez (8 tackles); Valentin Avalos (4 tackles, Int); R.J. Kattenbraker (7 tackles, Int); Antonio Williams (12 tackles)

Next Week: Nashville

RED BUD (0-0)

Coach: Dave Lucht (16th year, 55-88)

Last Week: beat Pinckneyville, 40-16

Offense Leaders: QB Griffin Ziebold (10-of-16, 219 yards, 4 TD, Int./ 8 rush, 33 yards, TD); RB Ryan Hess (16 rush, 155 yards); WR Gavin Rensing (7 catch, 179 yards, 4 TD)

Defense Leaders: Logan Houba (16 tackles); Dakota Zieger (8 tackles, sack); Seth Bass (6 tackles, sack)

Next Week: at Carlyle

Granite City at Carbondale, 7 p.m.

GRANITE CITY (0-1)

Coach: Carl Luehmann (7th year, 14-41)

Last Week: lost at Jerseyville, 39-35

Offense Leaders: QB Kendrick Williba (9-of-17, 231 yards, 3 TD, 2 Int / 15 rush, 47 yards); RB Raheem Beckwith (14 rush, 37 yards); WR Kyle Thompson (3 catch, 79 yards); WR Freddy Edwards (2 catch, 57 yards)

Defense Leaders: Brandon Battag (9 tackles, sack, Int); Reide Wilson (10 tackles, 3 sacks); Kyle Thompson (10 tackles); Adam Marmion (10 tackles, sack); Austin Bonvicino (4 tackles, 2 sacks)

Next Week: at Waterloo

CARBONDALE (1-0)

Coach: Bryan Lee (2nd year, 1-9)

Last Week: beat Murphysboro, 14-13

Offense Leaders: QB Seth Germann (6-of-12, 70 yards); RB Kenan Abed (11 rush, 39 yards); WR Shandon Scott-Rivers (3 catch, 21 yards)

Defense Leaders: LB Zee Johnson (6-1, 160); LB JaJuan (6-0, 175); DL Leland Campbell (6-4, 305)

Next Week: at Waterloo

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