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: Brooks College Prep
Head coach: Benjamin McCall
Assistant Coaches: O James, G McKinnis, J Daniel, N Winters
How they fared in 2016: 3-6 (1-4 CPL Illini Prairie State conference), failed to qualify for the 2016 IHSA state playoffs.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Kaneland
Sept. 1 – @ Linblom @ Linblom Park
Sept. 8 – vs Solorio @ Gately
Sept. 16 - @ Kenwood @ Gately
Sept. 23 - vs Hubbard @ Gately
Sept. 29 – vs Morgan Park @ Gately
Oct. 7 - vs Perspectives @ Gately
Oct. 12 - @ Goode
CPL Playoffs TBA
Biggest storyline: Can the talented but young Eagles team in 2017 soar?
Names to watch this season: Junior QB Darrin Cotton Jr. Senior OL/LB Jordan Cason
Biggest holes to fill: The Eagles will need to reload in a few key spots this season most importantly in the defensive backfield with just one starter back in junior Joel Barrows (6-foot-3, 185 pounds).
EDGY's Early Take: Brooks has some impressive young talent to watch including junior QB Darrin Cotton Jr. who could be one of the top names to watch from the Chicago Public League in the Class of 2019. If head coach Benjamin McCall can get his remaining underclassmen group to develop the Eagles could be a nice surprise team to watch this fall.
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.
School: North Chicago
Head coach: Addonte Adams
Assistant Coaches: Jamal Patterson OC Wilton Hill Joshua Franklin Orlando Kilpatrick
How they fared in 2016: 3-6 (2-5 Northern Lake County conference), failed to qualify for the 2016 IHSA state playoffs.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Waukegan
Sept. 1 – vs Robeson
Sept. 8 – @ Round Lake
Sept. 15 - vs Grayslake North
Sept. 22 - @ Grant
Sept. 29 – vs Wauconda
Oct. 6 - vs Grayslake Central
Oct. 13 - @ Antioch
Oct. 20 - vs Lakes
Biggest storyline: Can the Warhawks get back to winning and into the state playoff field in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior LB Garrett Turner Senior WR/DB Ishaun Walker Senior QB/ATH Dyshaun Gates
Biggest holes to fill: The Warhawks return a ton of starters from a season ago, however just one starter is back on the offensive line in senior OC Joseph Gaiden.
EDGY's Early Take: It's been a while since the Warhawks have been a threat in either the conference or in the state playoffs, yet that could change in 2017. North Chicago went young last season and gained a ton of playing experience in 2016. If head coach Addonte Adams can get his Warhawks to buy into his program, this has the potential of becoming a team to watch this fall.