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 29.
School: De La Salle
Head coach: Mike Boehm
Assistant Coaches: Bill Green, Dan McGuire, Jim Brinkley, Steve Withers, John Wallin, Bob Garrett, Pat Blake, Lee Wisniewski and Dan Hughes
Biggest storyline in 2014: Can the Meteors reload? De La Salle graduated some serious D1 recruits in offensive guard Jamarco Jones (Ohio State), offensive tackle Aaron Roberts (Syracuse), and running back Mikale Wilbon (Pittsburgh).
Name to watch: Senior wide receiver Bryce Sutherland (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) has serious game and skills. He is drawing looks from several college programs.
Biggest hole To fill: The offensive line. The Meteors need to replace four starters on the line with just senior Ed Gallardo (6-foot-0, 280 pounds) back in the fold.
EDGY's early take: Sure, graduating some serious talent always is tough to handle the following season. However, the Meteors have a new, yet familiar head coach in longtime assistant and alum Boehm, and experience in the offensive skills and on defense. Not all is lost on 35th street.