East Dubuque -
The EPC Wildcatz had a long road trip to East Dubuque to open the season Friday night as they come into 2017 ranked #5 in the Class 1A poll. The Warriors of East Dubuque came in looking to start the season the way they did last year, but would have to start with a harder schedule, one which saw them host the Catz as a rematch of their week 9 game last season where the Warriors lost to keep them 1 game out of the playoffs.
The Catz lost some big key contributors from last season, but bring back a junior heavy team with a bunch of 3 year starters for such a young squad. East Dubuque was bringing back a lot of returners as well, but something had to give. That give was the expected rushing attack of the Kempel brothers, Jayden and Jarrod as they slashed the Warriors for 257 yards rushing and 5 TD's leading the Wildcatz to a 56-7 opening night victory. Powered behind a strong offensive line, the Warriors had no answers in slowing down the EPC rushing attack.
EPC 1-0 vs Amboy 0-1 | East Dubuque 0-1 vs Galena 0-1