Prep Football Insider: Christian Kramer ran for 207 yards

Athlete of the Week

Christian Kramer

Harvard, Junior

The Hornets running back carried for a career-high 32 times and 207 yards as they defeated Oregon, 20-14, in a Big Northern Conference crossover game Friday.

Kramer ran for a three-yard touchdown in the first half and consistently churned out the yards for Harvard, which moved to 2-0.

Kramer, who run for 970 yards last season, now leads the area in rushing with 298 yards.


Franke out: Crystal Lake South offensive tackle Mike Franke missed Friday’s 14-7 victory at Crystal Lake Central with a hip flexor injury.

Franke (6-foot-4, 285 pounds) is drawing looks from several NCAA Division I schools and is a third-year starter. He thought he might be back for this week’s game against Dundee-Crown.

Quick start again: D-C is 2-0 for the second consecutive year, but things will get tougher for the Chargers this week when they host South.

D-C’s offense has racked up 111 points wins over Elgin (52-12) and Streamwood (59-14). Chargers coach Vito Andriola thinks his backfield with T.J. Moss, Caleb Parson and Cordero Parson, along with the experienced offensive line, will make D-C formidable on offense.

Tough start: The area team off to perhaps the toughest start is Marengo, which has two losses by a combined four points. The Indians lost to Rock Falls, 22-21, on Friday.

This Week’s Top Games

Jacobs vs. Prairie Ridge

7:15 p.m. Friday, at Prairie Ridge Athletic Stadium

• Jacobs (0-2) and Prairie Ridge (1-1) both hope to be contending in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division.

Cary-Grove vs. Huntley

7:15 p.m. Friday, at Harmony Road Campus Field

• Defending FVC Valley champion C-G faced two ranked teams in Class 7A – Wheaton North and Lake Zurich – both on the road, and now face a 2-0 Red Raiders’ team in its new stadium.

Hampshire vs. Crystal Lake Central

7:15 p.m. Friday, at Owen Metcalf Field

• While it’s early, this could be a pivotal game in the FVC Fox Division race. Hampshire (2-0) has scored 76 points in two games and looked tough so far. Central (1-1) feels it can be a contender for the division title.