74 days to kickoff: Naperville North

74 days to kickoff: Naperville North
June 16, 2014, 9:00 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: Naperville North

Head coach: Sean Drendel

Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the Huskies make a run at a DuPage Valley title this fall? Head coach Sean Drendel has returning starters in the offensive backfield and on the offensive line and that usually is a great formula for anyone in the DuPage Valley Conference.

Name to watch: Senior RB/DB Leon Hardy (6-foot-0, 195 pounds) is a high-level athlete who will continue to draw recruiting looks this summer and fall. 

Biggest Hole To Fill: The Huskies need to replace its entire starting defensive back seven this fall. 

EDGY's Early Take: Naperville North is always considered to be one of the top teams year in and year out in the DuPage Valley. Naperville North in 2014 plays a rough early non-conference schedule and a good early start this fall could propel Naperville North well beyond its recent 5-4 regular-season finishes.