Scouting this weekend's DuPage County football games (20181004)

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By David Oberhelman and Kevin Schmit

Glenbard West (5-1, 3-0) at Hinsdale Central (5-1, 4-0)

West Suburban Silver

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

Last week: Glenbard West 41, Lyons Twp. 7; Hinsdale Central 30, Proviso West 7.

Last year: Glenbard West 14, Hinsdale Central 9.

Outlook: This is a game that should, once again, decide the Silver champion. Hinsdale Central hasn't had injured leading rusher Luke Skokna since late in the season opener, but Matt Bobak has stepped up with 503 yards and 3 touchdowns. More important to the Red Devils' offense, though, has been the touchdown-savvy of quarterback Matt Rush. He's thrown 14 touchdowns, including 10 in the last two weeks on only 12 completions. Receivers Nick Beaulieu and Braden Contreras have caught nine of them. Glenbard West's defense is banged up but still taking care of business. Last week linebacker Otis Neavins had 7 tackles and a 76-yard interception return for a touchdown. With Hilltoppers running back Kameron Bedford out with a foot injury, the ground game is leaning more on Tyquan Cox, who ran for 4 scores last week. Quarterback Tommy Bleker will need to come through on the play-action pass, but the fleet-footed signal-caller also can help out with his keepers.

Next week: Oak Park at Glenbard West; Hinsdale Central at Lyons Twp.


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