School: Maine West
Head coach: Jason Kradman
Assistant Coaches: Steve Piha, Mike Smith, Russ Swenson, Dan Wilson, Mike O'Brill, Matt Boswell, Tony Manicke, Ryan Willett, Trent Greco, Rashad Daviston, Joe Duszynski
How they fared in 2016: 4-5 (2-3 Central Suburban North Conference), missed the 2016 IHSA state playoff field
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
August 25th vs Streamwood
September 1st @ Larkin
September 8th vs Buffalo Grove
September 15th @ Wheeling
September 22nd @ Glenbrook North
September 29th vs Maine East
October 6th @ Vernon Hills
October 13th @ Highland Park
October 20th vs Deerfield
Biggest storyline: Can Maine West become playoff eligible in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior TE Matt Kentgen Senior DL Walter Hutt
Biggest holes to fill: The Warriors will need to reload on both sides of the football with just 7 starters back (3 offense 4 defense) this fall. .
EDGY's Early Take: Maine West is looking to continue to take positive steps forward after just missing out on a five win season in 2016. Look for the Warriors to get the football into the hands of senior TE Matt Kentgen as much as possible and if the underclassmen can develop West could again challenge for a state playoff slot in 2017.