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• No. 8 Kaneland (7-3) at No. 1 Cary-Grove (10-0)
When: 1 p.m. Saturday.
About the Knights: Kaneland defeated Chicago Von Steuben, 63-6, in their playoff opener. The Knights’ losses came to Sterling (42-24), Yorkville (45-28) and Rochelle (31-13). … Kaneland is in the playoffs for the fourth time in six years. … Jonathan Alstott has carried 234 times for 1,199 yards and 13 touchdowns to lead the offense. QB Joe Smith is next on the team with 321 yards. … Smith has thrown for 1,520 yards with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. WRs Colton Doll (25 catches, 447 yards, six touchdowns) and Max Gagne (31, 480, five) lead the team in receptions.
About the Trojans: C-G defeated Wauconda, 49-7, in the first round. The Trojans are in the playoffs for the 15th consecutive season. … QB Ben McDonald has thrown for 1,158 yards (eighth in the area) and rushed for 1,063 yards (sixth). He has 16 touchdowns and one interception. He has completed 75.2 percent of his passes. … FB Blake Skol has rushed for 1,002 yards and RB Danny Daigle has 455 yards. … Daigle (33 receptions, 507 yards, seven TDs) and WR Quinn Priester (31, 569, nine) are McDonald’s two main targets.
Up next: The winner meets the winner between No. 5 Prairie Ridge (8-2) at No. 4 Chicago Phillips (8-2) in the quarterfinals.