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Prep Football Insider: Christian Kramer ran for 207 yards

Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com 

Junior running back Christian Kramer during practice at Harvard High School Friday, August 16, 2013.
Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com Junior running back Christian Kramer during practice at Harvard High School Friday, August 16, 2013. (Kyle Grillot)

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.

NOTEWORTHY

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.

– Joe Stevenson, joestevenson@shawmedia.com