Friday preview: Kaneland (5-0) @ DeKalb (3-2)
Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Kaneland travels to DeKalb High School for its next challenge on Friday, Oct. 4. The Knights have beaten the Barbs seven straight times since the regular meetings began in 2006, including an afternoon contest in 2009 for DeKalb’s homecoming, 35-6, a 49-38 comeback win from a 17-point deficit on DeKalb’s turf in 2011, and last year’s 66-23 trouncing.
DeKalb comes into the Friday contest with a record of 3-2 (0-1 NIB-12). The Barbs solved Streator with a 42-14 road win last Friday and have averaged 41 points per win. The Barbs are coached by first-year head man and former Belvidere Bucs coach Matt Weckler who is well-versed in facing the Knights. Weckler and Co. were eliminated by the Knights in the past two Class 5A postseason first rounds.