Newton stopped Marshall at the goal line to end the game last week and the Eagles moved into a three-way tie for second place in the Little Illini Egyptian Divison.
The Eagles will travel to Robinson on Friday in a battle of second place teams, looking to stand alone in second place by the end of the night.
The third second-place team, Lawrenceville, will play East Richland this weekend. Olney is the first place team in the division, so the top four teams in the conference will play each other this weekend.
Robinson is coming off of its only loss of the season against Olney East Richland, 35-21, which was a game for first place in the conference last week.
Newton’s Allen Taylor is coming off of a big game against Marshall in which he rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries. The Eagles won the game 21-20.
Robinson has scored at least 21 points in each game this season and only given up more than 16 points in one game – the loss to Olney.
Newton’s defense is giving up more points than Robinson’s this season. The Eagles have allowed more than 40 points in three of five games this season. The Eagles’ offense has scored at least 21 points in each of the last three games.
Red Hill (2-3, 2-1 LIC Eastern) at Cumberland (1-4, 1-2 LIC Eastern)
Cumberland will be looking to erase the memory of a 60-6 loss against Casey-Westfield last week as the Pirates host Red Hill on Friday.
The loss to Casey-Westfield is something teams in the Little Illini Eastern Division are used to this season, though, as Casey-Westfield is undefeated in the conference. In each conference game, Casey-Westfield has scored more points than their opponents’ previous high given up in a game.
The Pirates need to win out to have a shot at the playoffs for the third straight year, and four straight wins would not necessarily guarantee them a spot in the playoffs.