Scouting this weekend's DuPage County football games (201809)

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By David Oberhelman and Kevin Schmit

Hinsdale Central (1-0) at Willowbrook (1-0) Nonconference

Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Last week: Hinsdale Central 35, Naperville Central 34; Willowbrook 41, Curie 0.

Last year: Hinsdale Central 27, Willowbrook 21.

Outlook: Of the seven West Suburban Conference crossover games in Week 2, this is the most intriguing. Hinsdale Central is the better-known group considering the talent the Red Devils return. Willowbrook, which turned over most of last year's talent, is more of an unknown. The Warriors learned a lot in last week's win, particularly on offense where they have plenty of skill led by junior quarterback Sam Tumilty. Linebacker was a big question coming into the season, but sophomores Mohammad Ayesh and Sergio Ayala showed the physical ability to hold down the inside spots. Hinsdale Central won last week on a punt block, which is something the Red Devils converted on in last year's win over Willowbrook. Linebacker Aidan Cruickshank is one of the area's top defensive players. Running back Luke Skokna injured his lower leg last week but rushed for 175 yards before leaving in the third quarter. Matt Bobak filled in and rushed for another 50 yards.

Next week: Oak Park at Hinsdale Central; Leyden at Willowbrook.