Posted On: 11/9/21 4:00 PM

This week we’re heading into Round 3 of the IHSA Playoffs, with that being said we’re going to be taking a look at X Factors to keep an eye on for each team. This is going to run through 8A-1A football and showcase one player per team that, if having a good game, gives their team a good chance of winning. With that being said, let’s dive into it.


Genoa-Kingston @ Joliet Catholic Academy

Colin Nesler Colin Nesler 6'4" | TE Genoa Kingston | 2022 State IL 6’4 215 22’ LB Twitter

Mr. Nesler fills holes in run support where once he diagnoses the play as a run meets the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage for no gain on the play. He’s able to get pressure on the quarterback when coming off a blitz where he shoots through either the A or B gap getting in the backfield quickly. This young man flows to the ball well getting involved in almost every tackle each play. Coming off a big win against St. Francis, look for the mean streak to continue. Mid-Season Highlights

Jake Fieldman 5’11 180 22’ WR Twitter

Mr. Fieldman could very well be a difference-maker in this matchup, JCA

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