No. 2 Sterling (11-0) at No. 14 Marian Central (7-4)
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
About the Hurricanes: Marian won its fifth consecutive game with a 38-24 victory over Glenbard South last week. … RB Gavin Scott has rushed for 979 yards and 11 touchdowns on 163 carries. … QB A.J. Golembiewski has thrown for 1,523 yards and 13 touchdowns, while completing 57.9 percent of his passes. … WR Bryce Radcliffe (pictured left) leads the Hurricanes with 42 catches for 542 yards and eight touchdowns. Charlie Kramer (pictured right), Patsy Ricciardi and Jake Potthoff each has caught 17 passes or more on the season. … Glenbard South’s 24 points against Marian last week were the most the Hurricanes have allowed since a Week 6 loss to St. Viator, 28-21.
About the Golden Warriors: Sterling defeated Kaneland, 46-20, in the second round. … The Golden Warriors defense has allowed more than one touchdown in only three games this season. … RB Nyrel Sullivan has rushed for 1,611 yards and 31 touchdowns on 192 carries, good enough for 8.4 yards per carry. … QB Trey Morse has thrown for 1,050 yards and 13 touchdowns, along with two interceptions. He has also run for 541 yards on 83 carries. … WR Nolan Sullivan has caught a team-high 25 passes for 343 yards and six touchdowns, while WR Alek Duran has caught 22 passes for 417 yards and five touchdowns.
Up next: The winner advances to the state semifinals to meet the winner between No. 1 Phillips (11-0) and No. 4 Lemont (10-1).