66 days to kickoff: Montini

66 days to kickoff: Montini
June 24, 2014, 10:45 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: Montini Catholic

Head coach: Chris Andriano

Assistant coaches: Mike Bukovsky, Robert Aurilio, Matt Andriano, Kyle Petros, Lewis Borsellino Jr. Brian Dobry, Larry Sheppard, Mark Placey, Larry Diedrick, Joe Spivak, Joe Consalvo, Gary Raike

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Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the Broncos win a state title in 2014? Montini Catholic's 2013 Class 8A state title game loss to Springfield Sacred-Heart Griffin has served as major motivation this offseason.

Name to watch: Senior wide receiver Leon Thornton (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) is verbally committed to Indiana. 

Biggest hole To fill: The Broncos will need to reload in the offensive skills department with only Thornton as the lone returning starter. 

EDGY's early take: Montini will again deal with a very difficult schedule including a new conference in the Chicago Catholic League White this season. If the Broncos can catch a break or two and stay healthy, they will again challenge for a Class 5A state title.