The Cary-Grove backfield carousel continues but so do the victories.
Of the four backfield starters on Aug. 25 at Prairie Ridge, only junior quarterback Quinn Priester was on the field for Saturday's 49-22 homecoming win over Dundee-Crown.
The others -- Max Skol, Danny Daigle and Adam DeAlba -- are sidelined with injuries of varying degrees.
Do the Cary-Grove linemen care who carries the ball behind them?
"Not really," said senior Addison West (6-4, 270). "Just follow us and we'll lead you to the land."
West and company led their teammates to 7 rushing touchdowns, 4 in the second quarter when the Trojans moved to a 35-0 lead.
Junior Max Buss, a backup fullback a year ago who began this season as a defensive player, carried 24 times for 148 yards and 4 touchdowns. However, he was forced from the game due to a shoulder injury and his status for next Friday's home game against Crystal Lake South is unknown.
"I got dragged down and I landed straight on my shoulder," Max Buss said. "I felt like I got a weird shock to it, but I think it will be fine."