[Mary Beth Nolan for Shaw Media]
Yorkville at Morris
When: 7:15 p.m. Friday
Last week: Yorkville 24, McHenry 7; Morris 21, Crete-Monee 19
What to watch: Foxes (3-0), off to their best start since 2014, get huge test in conference opener against defending Class 4A runner-up Redskins (2-1). Yorkville's defense, expected to be a strength, has indeed been stellar – allowing an average of just 123 yards per game. Nick Stemmet had three of Foxes' six sacks against McHenry, and Jake Polowy's pick-six highlighted a five-turnover night. Morris was very balanced offensively against Crete-Monee, Austin Hatcher going for 55 yards and quarterback Mitchell Mayberry 5-for-6 for 64 yards and a TD. Yorkville last beat Morris in 2015, and the games usually are close ones.