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Delavan-Darien (1-2, 0-1 SLC) at Central (0-3, 0-1 SLC)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Central High School (24617 75th St., Salem)

Series note: Central won last year's meeting, 16-0. ... The Falcons have defeated the Comets the past two seasons after four straight wins by Delavan-Darien. ... Delavan holds a 6-4 edge the past 10 meetings.

Player to watch: Central coach Tyson Menglel is hoping for 6-1, 195-pound junior defensive end/tight end Tommy Francis to have a big week. ... "Delavan has a solid running back, and we are expecting Tommy to have a big game controlling the line of scrimmage and closing up the running game," Mengel said. "They are big up front, and we need his speed to play a major factor in this game on both sides of the ball."

Key stat: Central is led by senior running back Tyme Eppers (109 yards rushing), senior running back Myles Kazumura (76 yards rushing, four TDs) and senior quarterback Gavin Carlson (172 yards passing, TD). ... The Comets' rushing attack is paced by senior running back Ross Gengler (146 yards rushing, two TDs).

FYI: Central has been outscored 103-42 in its three losses to start the season. ... Delavan's lone win came in Week 2 with a 50-0 blowout of Milwaukee North.

Dan Truttschel

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