56 days to kickoff: Whitney Young

56 days to kickoff: Whitney Young
July 4, 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: Whitney Young

Head coach: Tim Franken

Assistant Coaches: Chris Mallette, Victor Marin, Matt Derrig, Cameron Browne

Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the Dolphins compete in CPL Illini Red Bird conference? Whitney Young will move to the Red Bird this season after winning the CPL Chicago Big Shoulders conference a season ago. 

Name to watch: Senior quarterback/defensive back David Craan (5-foot-9, 170 pounds) is a key playmaker on both sides of the football for Whitney Young again in 2014.

Biggest Hole To Fill: The overall depth and numbers will be tested this season. Can the Dolphins swim with the bigger fish in the CPL Illini Red Bird?

EDGY's Early Take: Making the transition from the Chicago level to the CPL Illini level is always tough. The Dolphins have experience back and that will help. If Whitney Young can stay healthy, they could contend for the state playoff bid.