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STC football? Yeah, yeah

Football in St. Charles has taken some lumps the past couple years, what with the North Stars and Saints going into simultaneous playoff hibernation.

But here we are, two-thirds of the way through the 2012 season, and both teams are in the thick of the playoff hunt.

At 4-2, East is in super shape to make the playoffs, and the Saints can first lock in on the UEC River race, with a massive Week 8 game against Batavia looming. Nice win for the Saints on Friday against Geneva, especially considering how the game started. Looking for an unheralded player that's been big-time this season? Sly would submit speed demon Mitch Munroe, who's played a huge role in two of East's Ws.

North has won three straight after losing three in a row to start the year. The Stars can't do too much basking, though, with a mighty difficult assignment next week in B-Town.

A few other Week 6 thoughts:

• Geneva eliminated from the playoffs before we hit October? Wow. Trite as it sounds, the Vikings are better than a 1-5 team, but when you start a season 0-3, there ain't much margin for error, and Geneva made too many mistakes to beat East. The real head-scratcher is the clunker last week at North. Look for the Vikings to rattle off some Ws down the stretch and wonder what mighta been.

• 66 points for Kaneland vs. DeKalb. Knights getting better by the week, and plenty ready to play some big games in October.

• Give it up for the ACC Chargers, now 5-1 and about to break a postseason drought that goes back to the 90s.

• Looks like St. Charles North and St. Francis are going to be the bubble teams around here when it comes to the playoffs. Both teams are 3-3 The writing is already on the wall for everyone else, for better or for worse.

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