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kaneland quarterback Drew David will start this week against Morris. | Terence Guider-Shaw~For Sun-Times Media
Drew David will be back at the helm Friday when Kaneland hosts Morris in a battle of unbeatens that will decide the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title.
The junior quarterback, who has completed 74 of 127 passes for 1,483 yards and 19 touchdowns and run for 320 yards, did not play in last week’s 30-7 win over Sycamore due to an arm injury. Tyler Carlson — incorrectly reported here Tuesday as Ryan Carlson — started in his place and rushed for more than 100 yards in the win.
“Drew’s gonna start,” Tom Fedderly said Tuesday. “He could have played last week but it was more a precautionary thing to hold him out. We thought we could get by with (fellow junior) Ty (Carlson), who is pretty good in his own right.”
This is the third season for the NI Big 12 East, and the Knights have not lost a league contest. They enter Friday’s action with 27 straight regular-season wins.
Tiebreaker: The Lake View-Manley game that was suspended last Thursday has been ruled a forfeit win for Lake View.
The teams were tied at 22 with about seven minutes left in the fourth quarter at Rockne Stadium when the game was halted because of darkness. The game had been scheduled to be completed Wednesday afternoon at Lane Stadium, but Manley officials notified the Public League their team would not be there.
The win lifts Lake View to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the Second City section, keeping alive the Wildcats’ hopes for their first IHSA playoff berth since 1996. Manley is 2-6, 2-4.
Harlan forfeits: Harlan has forfeited its three wins after a Chicago Public Schools investigation determined the Falcons used an ineligible player in victories over Julian, Westinghouse and King.
“The school did not submit the proper request for eligibility ruling documents for this student, who was a transfer student,” Calvin Davis, the CPS director of sports administration, wrote in an email.
The forfeits leave Harlan at 0-7 overall, 0-4 in the Land of Lincoln section.
Record setters: Waubonsie Valley’s Austin Guido and Bartlett’s Aaron Everson are rewriting their schools’ record books this season.
Guido broke Waubonsie’s career rushing record of 3,000 yards set by Tyler Gooch in 1993-94. The senior has 471 carries for 3,349 yards and 46 touchdowns — all school records. He has 1,600 yards and 23 touchdowns on 201 attempts this season.
Everson broke Bartlett’s single-season rushing record Friday and now has 1,709 yards this year. Kent Martin had the old mark of 1,634 yards in 2004.
Contributing: Rick Armstrong, Eric Jacobsen