FORRESTON, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) — One of the greatest rivalries of high school football anywhere played out Friday night in Cardinal Country. Lena-Winslow against Forreston.

It was a defensive battle the first half with sluggish play on offense. The score was 8-0 in favor of Le-Win at the half. But the Panthers kicked it into high gear and beat the Cardinals 36-8.

Gage Dunker rushed for over 200 yards with three touchdowns.

This win earned Lena the NUIC championship outright after another perfect 9-0 regular season. Forreston finished tied for second with Du-Pec at 7-2.

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