Batavia visits Phillips in Chicago Saturday night, while both St. Charles East and Burlington Central open the season with their new coaching staffs. Here are the Friday Night Drive staff picks for week one.
Lake Forest high school football
The road to the North Suburban title runs through Warren, but Lake Forest should be a strong contender while Lake Zurich and Libertyville are coming off postseason appearances as well.
Cary-Grove had yet another dominant performance on both sides of the ball, earning a 40-7 win over Lake Forest in the Class 6A semifinals to reach the state championship for the sixth time in program history.