Illinois High School Football News

Class 4A Richmond-Burton will host Class 6A Normal West in Week 4

Richmond-Burton found a Week 4 opponent for its football season, although the Rockets will be playing up two classes.

Normal West, with an enrollment of 1,624 students, will come to Richmond at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to play the Rockets on their new artificial turf field. R-B has an enrollment of 624.

Sandwich, a member of the Kishwaukee River/Interstate 8 Conference Blue, had to cancel its season because of a low number of players, which left R-B, Johnsburg, Marengo and Harvard with an open date on their schedules.

Johnsburg will host Kingdom Lutheran Prep of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Friday, Sept. 23, for its homecoming. Harvard will travel to Erie-Prophetstown on Saturday, Oct. 1, for its game to replace Sandwich.

Normal West had an open date that week, and R-B athletic director Tim Jackson was able to get the Wildcats to come to Richmond for the game.

R-B finished 12-1 last season, losing to Class 4A state champion Joliet Catholic in the semifinals. Normal West was 6-4 and lost to Washington in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.