28 days to kickoff: St. Francis

28 days to kickoff: St. Francis
August 2, 2014, 10:00 am
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CSNChicago.com is your top destination on the road to the 2014 high school football season. CSN preps contributor “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran will take a look at 100 teams in 100 days, counting down to the opening night kickoff on August 29th.

School: St. Francis

Head coach: Mike Fitzgerald

Biggest storyline in 2014: How will the Spartans fare in a new conference home this season? St. Francis this season joins the newly-formed Chicago Catholic League Green division.

Name to watch: St. Francis has a handful of two-way returning starters back for 2014. Keep an eye on senior TE/LB Nathan Zito, senior RB/DB Steve Fassnachi and senior OL/DL Michael Riley.

Biggest Hole To Fill: The Spartans lost a handful of key starters from a season ago via the transfer route.

EDGY's Early Take: A new head coach in Mike Fitzgerald, along with a new conference home for St. Francis in 2014, means plenty of change for the Spartans. The biggest concern for St. Francis is the schedule including finishing the season against Montini Catholic, DeLaSalle and Fenwick.