The Genoa-Kingston football team has been a steady contender near the top of the Big Northern Conference in recent years, and show no signs of slowing down in 2019.
After first and second round playoff exits to start Joe Free’s tenure at Dakota, the Indians broke through to reach the quarterfinals in 2018.
A former member of the NUIC will continue to play football, but will do so by joining forces with a team right over the border in Wisconsin.
Boylan went 8-1 in the NIC-10 and made a run to the state quarterfinals in the playoffs last year.
Aquin missed out on the playoffs last year, going 4-5 for the team’s first sub-.500 record in a dozen years.
The Freeport football team fell just short of the playoffs last year, finishing 4-5, with a couple of close losses that could have gone the other way.
Rochelle enters a new conference this year, but the Hubs have that same old smash-mouth mentality.
The Cardinals broke a four-year playoff drought last year, and eye a deeper run in 2019.
Former Boylan standout quarterback Demry Croft is charged with rape and sexual battery in Tennessee, according to a report by the Tennessean.
The Durand-Pecatonica co-op returns this year looking to build off the success of last season.
Bucs football is taking small but positive steps under head coach Darin Wecker as it heads into a new season.