39 days to kickoff: Mount Carmel

39 days to kickoff: Mount Carmel
July 21, 2014, 10:15 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: Mount Carmel

Head coach: Frank Lenti

Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the defending Class 7A state champs reload in 2014? The Caravan will need to replace 17 graduated starters from a season ago, including 10 starters on the offensive side of the football. 

Name to watch: Senior OG AJ Duerig (6-foot-4, 281 pounds), who will start this fall for the Caravan after transferring in from Lowell, Indiana has pledged to Syracuse.

Biggest Hole To Fill: The Caravan will need to replace it's entire offensive backfield in 2014.

EDGY's Early Take: Look for the Caravan to once again reload and the talent level at Mount Carmel is never in short supply. The schedule, however, is no question a bit front-loaded this fall and don't be shocked if it takes the inexperience Caravan team in 2014 some time to develop.