2013 record: 7-4 (5-1); finished second in the Fox Valley (Valley) Conference. Lost to Rockford Boylan, 17-10, in the Class 6A quarterfinals.
Why did the Trojans make the CSN Preps Power Rankings? Cary-Grove returns 16 starters (nine offense, seven defense) from a very talented team.
Areas of concern? Can the Trojans offense get into a high scoring shootout when needed?
It will be a good season if: Cary-Grove's offense never gives the football back, and plays its traditional fast and physical defense.
Headliners? Senior offensive guard Trevor Ruhland (6-foot-4, 280 pounds) is one of four returning starting offensive linemen. Ruhland is verbally committed to Notre Dame.
Biggest game? Cary-Grove will head to Lake Zurich on Sept. 5.
CSNChicago.com is your top destination on the road to the 2014 high school football season. CSN preps contributor “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran spotlights one team per day in the CSN Preps Power Rankings, counting down to kickoff on August 29th.