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Big Northern, NUIC stats at final week of regular season

The high school football season has hit the final week of the regular season, and there are plenty of teams looking to finish strong, or head into the playoffs on a high note.

Heading into Week 9, here is a look at the standings and the stats from the area teams in the BNC and the NUIC from the first five weeks of action:

Stats, standing after Week 7:Three Stillman Valley backs in the top 5 in rushing in BNC

BIG NORTHERN CONFERENCE

Standings

Overall (conference records are the same)

Stillman Valley 8-0

Byron 7-1

Genoa-Kingston 6-2

Dixon 5-3

Winnebago 5-3

Lutheran 4-4

North Boone 2-6

Oregon 2-6

Rockford Christian 1-7

Rock Falls 0-8

Rushing

Player, team, carries, yards, TDs

Jory Spain (Stillman Valley), 177-727, 16 TD

Supreme Muhammad (Winnebago), 104-800, 12 TD

Porter Needs (Stillman Valley), 70-682, 9TD

Logan Olson (Winnebago), 76-499, 6 TD

Owen Zitkus (Stillman Valley), 70-567, 1TD

Caden Considine (Byron), 60-438, 5 TD

Kyng Hughes (Lutheran), 81-393, 5 TD

Kye Aken (Byron), 48-360, 4 TD

Gabe Eckerd (Oregon), 65-407, 4 TD

Carsen Behn (Byron), 51-406, 6 TD

Chandler Alderman (North Boone), 65-333, 1TD

Gavin Sanders (Lutheran), 40-290, 3 TD

AJ Moore (Lutheran), 52-270, 3TD

Noah Reeder (Oregon), 49-304, 4TD

Braden Smith (Byron), 28-334, 6 TD

Braden Engel (Stillman Valley), 27-232, 2TD

Lucas Cowman (Winnebago), 48-241, 1 TD

Everett Wichman (Byron), 16-205, 4TD

Jacob Ross (Byron), 32-218, 1TD

Brandon Wiggan (Winnebago), 29-147, 5 TD

Ashton Henkel (Byron), 13-157, 4 TD

LaRyan Brown Gitchel (Rockford Christian), 30-115

David Ballard (Lutheran), 16-115, 4TD

Jack Christensen (North Boone), 19-115, 1 TD

Brody Carlson (Rockford Christian), 39-61, 1 TD

Will Speltz (Winnebago), 6-60, 1 TD

Braden Rodgers (Stillman Valley), 18-67, 1 TD

Jack Washburn (Oregon), 18-15

Byron's Braden Smith hands off the ball to Brayden Knoll against Stillman Valley on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at Stillman Valley High School.

passing

Player and team, then completions, attempts, yards, interceptions and TDs

Chandler Alderman (North Boone), 110-199-1,041-10-11

Alec Weavel (Winnebago), 69-119-919-2-5

Kyng Hughes (Lutheran), 54-130-886-3-9

Jack Washburn (Oregon), 77-148-638-6-2

Brody Carlson (Rockford Christian), 14-55-239-9-3

Braden Smith (Byron), 9-34-196-1-2

Jaden Williams (Rockford Christian), 12-28-168-1-2

Braden Engel (Stillman Valley), 3-4-52-0-1

Kale Rauman (Stillman Valley), 1-5-28-0-0

Week 8 NIC-10 football stats:New passing leader and rushing race tightens up

Rreceiving

Player and team, then catches, yards and TDs

Chris Doetch (North Boone), 43-502, 6 TD

Bjorn Carlson (Rockford Christian), 10-260, 3 TD

Andrew Penticoff (Winnebago), 12-249, 2 TD

David Ballard (Lutheran), 12-213, 2 TD

Josh Crandall (Oregon), 14-206, 1 TD

Kaiden Steurer (Winnebago), 15-184, 1 TD

Adrien Raabe (North Boone), 23-195, 2 TD

Will Speltz (Winnebago), 8-162, 1 TD

Julian Rodriguez (North Boone), 26-208

Mason Villfuerte (Lutheran), 6-127, 2 TD

Trasean Lockhart (Lutheran), 4-124

Brandon Wiggan (Winnebago), 6-103, 1 TD

Jacob Ross (Byron), 2-96, 1 ​​TD

Austin Egyed (Oregon), 14-95, 1 TD

AJ Moore (Lutheran), 10-93, 1TD

Kolton Watts (Winnebago), 12-81

Lucas Cowman (Winnebago), 14-122

Griffin Marlatt (Oregon), 11-81

Jack Behmer (Lutheran), 8-71, 2 TD

Braylon Kilduff (Byron), 2-47, 1 TD

Braden Markell (North Boone), 6-40, 1 TD

Trace Butler (Rockford Christian), 4-37

Supreme Muhammad (Winnebago), 2-18

Ashton Henkel (Byron), 2-23

NUIC

standings

Overall, conference records

Lena Winslow 7-0, 6-0

Durand/Pecatonica 5-2, 4-2

Fulton 5-2, 5-1

Forreston 4-3, 4-3

Dakota 4-3, 3-3

Galena 3-4, 2-4

Stockton 3-4, 2-4

E/PC 2-5, 2-5

West Carroll 0-7, 0-6

rushing

Player and team, then carries, yards and TDs

Johnny Kobler (Forreston), 110-927, 14TD

Gage Dunker (Le-Win), 94-913, 19 TD

AJ Mulcahy (Du/Pec), 111-1.008, 18TD

Gunar Lobdell (Le-Win), 78-1,000, 14 TD

Kaleb Sanders (Forreston), 69-686, 9TD

Jake Zeal (Le-Win), 59-662, 9 TD

Adrian Arellano (Dakota), 66-572, 5TD

Micah Nelson (Forreston), 49-513, 6 TD

Thomas Bowman (Dakota), 104-460, 10TD

Karl Hubb (Stockton), 41-428, 5TD

Dustin Oppold (Stockton), 45-340, 4TD

Jaylen Noud (Du/Pec), 44-297, 1 TD

Cooper Hoffman (Du/Pec) 53-277, 3TD

Kaidyn Niedermeier (Dakota), 49-223, 5 TD

Quentin Frederick (Forreston), 52-284

McKeon Crase (Forreston), 37-248, 4 TD

Dermot Dolan (Du/Pec), 17-119, 3 TD

Tanner Gile (Stockton), 39-143, 2TD

Eli Kleckler (Le-Win), 11-97, 2 TD

Jace Phillips (Stockton), 33-130, 2TD

Brody Black (Du/Pec), 3-30, 1 TD

What we learned:Key takeaways from Week 8 football games from around the Rockford area

Pass

Player and team, then completions, attempts, yards, interceptions and TDs

Kaidyn Niedermeier (Dakota), 59-106-910-7-11

Cooper Hoffman (Du/Pec) 65-100-709-4-9

Drew Streckwald (Le-Win), 5-11-188-0-4

Carson McPeek (Stockton), 12-31-228-4-2

Brock Smith (Forreston), 11-31-156-3-2

Quinn Rodebaugh (Le-Win), 1-1-73-0-1

Parker Luke (Stockton), 5-19-57-1-0

Will Howard (Du/Pec), 6-11-51-0-0

AJ Mulcahy (Du/Pec), 1-1-18-0-0

receiving

Player and team, then catches, yards and TDs

Adrian Arellano (Dakota), 22-514, 6 TD

Tug Dornink (Dakota), 28-319, 1TD

Will Howard (Du/Pec), 23-304, 4 TD

Jace Flynn (Le-Win), 2-138, 2 TD

Drew Williams (Du/Pec), 22-194, 1 TD

Jaxon Diedrich, (Du/Pec), 8-113, 2 TD

Ryley Schultz (Stockton) 5-76

Gunar Lobdell (Le-Win), 1-73, 1 TD

Micah Nelson (Forreston), 3-55, 2 TD

Parker Luke (Stockton), 1-54, 1TD

Jake Zeal (Le-Win), 2-53, 2 TD

Nathan Folk (Du/Pec), 7-81

Thomas Bowman (Dakota), 2-32, 1 TD

AJ Mulcahy (Du/Pec), 4-43, 2 TD

Nolan Mayberry (Dakota), 3-21, 1 TD

Quentin Frederick (Forreston), 3-20

Colby Tucker (Stockton), 3-19

Jay Taft is a Rockford Register Star sports reporter. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @JayTaft. Sign up for the Rockford High School newsletter at rrstar.com. Jay has covered a wide variety of sports, from the Chicago Bears to youth sports, for more than 20 years at the Register Star, and for nearly 30 years all together. He was a four-sport athlete himself, and is the father of five that went on to be jocks of some kind as well.

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