The Beacon-News’ three things learned

1. These guys are good, really good.

Five of the six teams in the Suburban Christian Conference’s Blue Division won again last week. The only one that didn’t, St. Edward, lost to league rival Marmion. The others played crossover games with SCC Gold foes. Three weeks in, the six have combined to win 17 out of 18 games.

2. Nobody is going to run away and hide with the area rushing title.

For the third straight week, another area back tops the area list. Yorkville junior Mike Kurtz, after running 40 times for 185 yards in last week’s win over Dixon, tops the chart with 410 yards on 79 carries. West Aurora’s Drake Spears (169) and Kaneland’s Jesse Balluff (269) were No. 1 in weeks 1 and 2, respectively.

3. Oswego East could be the surprise team in the area.

Could be. At 3-0, the Wolves are the only remaining unbeaten team in the Southwest Prairie Conference. That news is tempered, though, by the fact that Oswego East’s foes have combined to win 11 games, which is low for the league. Strength of schedule always needs to be considered when ranking teams.

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