Rick Armstrong’s Aurora, Elgin and Naperville football rankings and players of the week for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 – Chicago Tribune

With records through Sunday and previous rankings in parentheses.

1. St. Charles North 8-1 (1)

Will Vaske delivered key block on one of his three touchdown passes against Batavia.

2. Yorkville 8-1 (3)

Stingy Foxes defense allows just 8.8 points a game and has five shutouts.

3. Jacobs 8-1 (4)

Eagles earn challenging first-round playoff match in battle-tested Brother Rice.

4. South Elgin 9-0 (5)

Junior quarterback Jacob Sullivan back in action for unbeaten Storm.

5. Naperville North 7-2 (7)

Huskies avenge 10-7 loss to Naperville Central with 31-3 win but draw Marist in first round.

6. Batavia 6-3 (2)

Tyler Jansey runs wild with 234 yards in double OT thriller against North Stars.

7. Neuqua Valley 7-2 (8)

Wildcats wrap up DuPage Valley Conference title with 35-0 win over Metea Valley.

8. Geneva 6-3 (9)

Vikings open playoffs with rematch against St. Rita, which won last year in second round.

9. Naperville Central 6-3 (6)

Redhawks hope to roar back in Class 8A playoff opener at Lyons.

10. Kaneland 6-3 (NR)

The largest school in Class 5A playoffs last year, Knights are smallest in 6A this year.

Senior quarterback Will Vaske comes off the bench during the second quarter in return from injury to spark St. Charles North to DuKane Conference title with a 32-31 win over Batavia in double overtime. Vaske threw three TD passes and ran for another.

Junior cornerback Gage Range intercepts three Oswego passes in the second half, leading Southwest Prairie West runner-up Yorkville to two TDs and a field goal in a 17-0 win. Range now has five interceptions.

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