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Head coach: Alan Thorson
Assistant coaches: John Courter, Greg Larsen, John Wodziak, Keith Anderson, Derek Johnston, Justin Zink, Matt Seidel, Brian Kasher, Ryan Battersby, Ryan Clauson, Tyler Hartley, Kyle Enervold
How they fared in 2016: 10-3 (3-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East), lost to Peoria in the IHSA Class 5A semifinals.
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2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 –DuSable
Sept. 1 – @ Washington
Sept. 8 – @ Quincy Notre Dame
Sept. 15 - Rochelle
Sept. 22 - @ Yorkville
Sept. 29 – DeKalb
Oct. 6 - Kaneland
Oct. 13 - @ Sycamore
Oct. 20 - @ Geneseo
Biggest storyline: Can the Redskins once again make a deep postseason run?
Names to watch this season: Senior OL Nathan Korte, Senior OL Nolan Feeney, WR/TE Tyler Spiezio
Biggest holes to fill: Morris will need to find some answers in the offensive skills department.
EDGY's early take: Morris will play its last season in the Northern Illinois Big 12 conference before heading to the Interstate 8 in 2018. If the Redskins can replace some graduated offensive skills players, Morris has a ton of experience, especially on both sides of the line, that could carry them deep into 5A. Also, keep an eye on the Redskins enrollment, which is pushing them closer and closer to Class 4A over the past few years.