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Conference fun only beginning

Conference season must be here because football season is getting more delicious by the week.

Exhibit 1, Geneva-St. Charles North on Friday at Burgess Field.

Geneva lights the North Stars up for 35 first half points, then the offense goes missing almost entirely after halftime, but the Vikings hang on to a 35-28 W over the late-charging North Stars.

Give credit to the North Stars' D for dusting itself off at halftime, but the Vikings' early onslaught carried the day in what was a huge game for both sides.

Geneva isn't home free to the playoffs, but you figure if the Vikings can beat either St. Charles East or Metea Valley and take care of business against Elgin and Streamwood, and the Vikings will get the 6 Ws they need to be golden.

With North sitting at 2-3 and still having Batavia left on the schedule, it ain't so rosy for the Stars. Best guess is they wind up 5-4 and needing a favorable shake on the playoff point front.

Halftime adjustments were also the name of the game in Maple Park, where Kaneland was a different team after the break in blowing past Rochelle. The Knights are playing without two sure-fire college players right now, so for Kaneland to beat a 4-0 Rochelle team like a drum in the second half says it all about just how legit this Knights team is.

Speaking of legit, Montini slapped Marmion around one week after doing the same to St. Francis. The Broncos seem to be even badder than their usual bad selves.

With the playoff history Kaneland and Montini have, football fans around here can only hope these two juggernauts meet once more come playoff time.

As for Batavia and East, move along, nothing to see here … just two teams that will be in the playoffs doing what you've got to do against teams that don't match up.

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