Racine Park (1-1) at Indian Trail (1-1)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium (6800 60th St.)

Series note: Park notched a 20-7 win in 2012, Indian Trail’s first year as a varsity program. Since then, the Hawks have won six straight by an average margin of 36 points, including last season’s 41-0 Week 4 shutout at Horlick Field.

Player to watch: He may not be the most explosive player on Indian Trail’s offense, but 6-2, 181-pound senior receiver Fred Ferati has worked hard to become a dependable target. Ferati is second on the team with eight catches for 112 yards and caught a TD pass last week. ... “Freddy defines work ethic,” Indian Trail coach Paul Hoffman said. “He bought in and did everything in his power to improve himself as an athlete and a football player. He has made himself into a tremendous wide receiver.”

Key stat: The Hawks are still trying to cut down on their penalties. They committed 12 for 103 yards in a 21-13 Week 1 loss at Wilmot and, despite a 54-34 win, were whistled 10 times for 76 years in a Week 2 home game against Zion-Benton (Ill.).

FYI: Park, which won the WIAA Division-1 state title in 2005 behind future University of Wisconsin and NFL running back John Clay, has not reached the postseason since 2009. Indian Trail has five playoff appearances in its seven years as a varsity program. … The Panthers are coached by Danny Hernandez, a former St. Joseph standout who also played at Carthage. Indian Trail coach Paul Hoffman played at Carthage, too.

Mike Johnson

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