32 days to kickoff: Bishop McNamara

32 days to kickoff: Bishop McNamara
July 28, 2014, 11:15 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: Bishop McNamara

Head coach: Rich Zinnani

Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the Fighting Irish survive its 2014 non-conference schedule? McNamara will play Immaculate Conception, Plainfield North and a crossover with Providence Catholic all on the road.

Name to watch: Bishop McNamara junior running back Jonathon Ward (1,650 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2013) along with senior linebacker Bryce Clark will both be counted on heavily this fall. 

Biggest Hole To Fill: The offense will feature Jonathon Ward along with three starters on the offensive line, yet the remaining positions are up for grabs this summer.

EDGY's Early Take: Bishop Mac will look towards its defense (seven returning starters) as a strength in 2014. Head coach Rich Zinanni will coach the Fighting Irish in his 40th season this fall and will no question compete for a CCL White conference title in 2014. The schedule is still a concern, however.