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1. Marmion coach Dan Thorpe knew what he was talking about when he said in the preseason it was important that the Cadets get off to a strong start in their two nonconference games if they hoped to return to the playoffs. They did just that, beating Plainfield Central 25-7 and Ottawa 45-0. All six teams in their Blue Division of the Suburban Christian Conference are a perfect 2-0. Add 2-0 Aurora Central, and six of the Cadets’ next seven opponents have yet to lose a game.

2. In the early going, none have been bigger than Plano speedster Javon Montgomery. The Reapers’ senior WR/CB/KR has scored three times in two weeks, all on big plays: an 85-yard kickoff return, 51-yard punt return and 54-yard pass reception.

3. There just might be an aerial circus this week on the turf at Geneva when the Vikings play host to archrival Batavia in a key Upstate Eight River contest. Two of the area’s top three QBs — based on passing yardage — will meet with Geneva’s Daniel Santacaterina (36-66, 635 yards, 6 TDs) and Batavia’s Micah Coffey (32-for-63, 399, 4 TDs). The key? They’ve been intercepted 4 and 3 times, respectively.

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