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This year feeling a lot like last year

By now, we pretty much know the score around the Tri-Cities when it comes to football.

One-third of the season is enough to know what we're dealing with.

Batavia, Kaneland and Aurora Christian are for real, again. As in, capable of running the table for real.

Looks like those teams, and you can toss in St. Francis, are going to carry the banner for the area this season, just like in 2011.

We're talking scary good, in all of those cases. Batavia's offense looks like it has even more game-breakers this year than last, and even if the defense isn't quite as intimidating at this point, it's still pretty doggone good.

Kaneland, all they do is win football games.

Sly is sorry to say, looks like another year of frustration in the making for St. Charles North. North has not been able to put the pieces together after losing a great graduating class when it made the state quarters in 2009.

The biggest differences around here this season? St. Charles East looks like it's going to be better than last year, Geneva worse.

You have to wonder if, even with a softer schedule from here on out, the Vikings' season might have jumped the shark with more injuries Friday in the Batavia loss, especially at QB. Gonna take some major doing to get to 5 Ws after this 0-3 start.

If there's room for upward mobility in this caste system we got going, looks like it'll be East.

Kudos to Team Hoscheit for the big crossover win against North, but the 2-1 Saints better keep the pedal to the metal with a tough crossover game against Neuqua and Tri-Cities games against Geneva and Batavia still on the schedule. At least one of those games is going to be a bear.

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