The offensive numbers are considerably up this season in the Fox Valley Conference, as teams combined scores are a touchdown higher per game than in any of the previous four full seasons. The question is if FVC teams have enough defense to stop opponents now in the postseason, or will they have to just outscore teams?
Cary-Grove scored right before the half to take a one-score lead and then ran away from Hampshire in the second half for a 42-14 rout. The win capped a 9-0 regular season and 9-0 run through the Fox Valley Conference.
Jacobs is trending up with the playoffs around the corner after a big win over Hampshire. Bears running back David Montgomery was on hand to watch Cary-Grove, the No. 2 team in Class 6A, beat Burlington Central. More about playoffs and streaks in this week's notes.