Prep football

Practice for Illinois high school football can start next Wednesday, Aug. 11, with the season-opening weekend Aug. 27-28.

NIC-9 games on Friday, Aug. 27, will have Freeport at Belvidere, Machesney Park Harlem at Rockford Guilford, Rockford Auburn vs. Rockford Jefferson at Auburn and Rockton Hononegah at Rockford Boylan.

Rockford East will be at Rock Island for a non-conference game Aug. 27.

Some other first-night games, all non-conference: Byron at Stillman Valley, Chicago Corliss at Rochelle, Durand at Ashton-Franklin Center, Forreston at Warren-River Ridge Coop, Freeport Aquin at East Dubuque, Kirkland Hiawatha at Poplar Grove North Boone, Lanark Eastland-Pearl City Coop at Lena-Winslow, Marengo at Rockford Lutheran, Milledgeville at Stockton, Pecatonica at South Beloit, Polo at Galena, Rock Falls at Dixon, Rockford Christian Life at Winnebago, Rockford Christian) at Alden-Hebron, West Carroll Coop at Dakota, Sycamore vs. DeKalb at Northern Illinois University, Wheaton St. Francis at Oregon.

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