CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.
Head coach: Brian Cooney
Assistant coaches: Marc Kersting, Karl Hoinkes, John Harazin, Steve Gregory, John Hugunin, Greg Verdino, Ben Wilson
How they fared in 2016: 10-1, 9-0 in Southwest Prairie Conference
2017 regular-season schedule:
Aug. 25 — vs. Minooka
Sept. 1 — at Plainfield North
Sept. 8 — vs. Joliet West
Sept. 15 — at Plainfield East
Sept. 22 — vs. Romeoville
Sept. 29 — vs. Oswego East
Oct. 6 — at Joliet Central
Oct. 13 — vs. Plainfield South
Oct. 20 — at Plainfield Central
Biggest storyline: Can the Panthers reload, especially on the offensive side of the football with just four starters back from the 2016 season?
Names to watch this season: offensive and defensive lineman Noah Shannon (a Minnesota commit), defensive back Josh Shodipo, quarterback Levi Olson
Biggest holes to fill: The Panthers will look for help at the offensive skill positions this summer.
EDGY's Early Take: Oswego has won 46 straight Southwest Prairie conference games, and the Panthers remain the team to beat in that league. Oswego has some serious star power, and this remains a hard-nosed, tough football team that is always a tough matchup in Class 8A.
CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.
School: St. Joseph
Head coach: Rich Petroski
Assistant Coaches: Tewan Brown, Chris Bridgett, Rich Sible, Alex Puente, Adam Polak, Pierre Walters, Chris Ricca, Lavar Steptor,
How they fared in 2016: 7-3 (2-0 Chicago Catholic League Red).
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 26 –@ Elmwood Park
Sept. 2 – @ South Beloit
Sept. 8 – vs Catalys Maria
Sept. 15 - vs Chicago Hope
Sept. 22 - @ St. Ignatius
Sept. 29 – @ DePaul
Oct. 6 - vs Brother Rice
Oct. 13 - vs Leo
Oct. 20 - @ Aurora Christian
Biggest storyline: Can the Chargers make a return visit to the IHSA state playoff in 20o17?
Names to watch this season: Senior WR/S Zach Ford Senior OL/DL Shamar Bishop-McDade
Biggest holes to fill: The Chargers welcome back just three starters on offense from a season ago.
EDGY's Early Take: The Chargers and then first year head coach Rich Petroski led the program to it's first state playoff appearance in school history in 2016. While St. Joe's will need to reload in some key spots, they have a chance to make another run at a state playoff spot again in 2017.