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Watch out for the Cadets

Time to give the Marmion football team some love.

Anyone who knows high school football out this way knows going up to Woodstock and beating Marian Central is a big-time achievement.

The Cadets are 4-0 and appear to be a bona fide contender in the Suburban Christian, although St. Francis can tell Marmion all about how tough Montini's going to be to deal with.

Sly thought the Spartans might give the Broncos more of a tussle, but no shame in losing to Montini. We'll see how St. Francis bounces back next week against Aurora Christian.

Around the Tri-Cities, kind of a ho-hum night. East was the only team that had a chance to make a statement, and it didn't turn out so hot for the Saints down in Neuqua. Oh well. You start 3-0, and you earn a little cushion.

Geneva desperately needed to beat Larkin and managed to do so in a wild one in Elgin. The days of the Vikings being able to check a game off against a team like Larkin as an easy W might be finished, but the Vikes are still in the thick of playoff contention, with a big one coming against North.

North did what it was supposed to against Elgin, and after two OT losses, a running clock win had to be refreshing for the Stars. 

Same with the Knights over lowly Streator. Losing Balluff is a heartbreaker, but there aren't going to be any teams in the NI Big 12 who pity Kaneland, you can book that.

As for unbeatens, we're down to Marmion, Kaneland and Aurora Christian. And when it came to Week 4, it was the Cadets who put the biggest exclamation mark on that sparkling record.

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