There's a Lincoln-Way for every direction, but this week it's Central hosting undefeated Lincoln-Way North and athlete Julian Hylton (Illinois commitment). Central stands at 2-3, but despite that record, this could be a very tough test for North. Central's losses have been close games, and they have a stout defense. Hylton has been nothing short of electric so far this season, averaging close to 200 yards rushing per game in impressive fashion. A win in this one would prove that the Phoenix are for real.
Saturday - Memphis (TN) Whitehaven at Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart Griffin:
One of Tennessee's most talented teams takes on one of Illinois' most successful programs. Both teams have playmakers that can change the game. Sacred Heart Griffin carries one loss into this game (4-1 on the season) with the one loss being a narrow defeat at the hands of Rochester. Otherwise, the Cyclones have left their opponents in ruins. Averaging just over 63 points per game in their 4 wins (33 in the loss), it's clear that they can put points on the board. And they may need that this week in a challenging matchup.
Sacred Heart Griffin senior receiver Malik Turner returned this year from a knee injury that sidelined him all of last year and has been turning heads left and right. Quarterback Gabe Green and offensive tackle Quinn Oseland, both juniors, round out a talented offensive trio. For Whitehaven, who enters the game a perfect 6-0, it all starts with junior linebacker Joshua McMillon, who holds several BCS offers from the SEC, ACC, and other major conferences. He'll have to go sideline to sideline to keep the SHG offense in check.