CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.
School: St. Joseph
Head coach: Rich Petroski
Assistant Coaches: Tewan Brown, Chris Bridgett, Rich Sible, Alex Puente, Adam Polak, Pierre Walters, Chris Ricca, Lavar Steptor,
How they fared in 2016: 7-3 (2-0 Chicago Catholic League Red).
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 26 –@ Elmwood Park
Sept. 2 – @ South Beloit
Sept. 8 – vs Catalys Maria
Sept. 15 - vs Chicago Hope
Sept. 22 - @ St. Ignatius
Sept. 29 – @ DePaul
Oct. 6 - vs Brother Rice
Oct. 13 - vs Leo
Oct. 20 - @ Aurora Christian
Biggest storyline: Can the Chargers make a return visit to the IHSA state playoff in 20o17?
Names to watch this season: Senior WR/S Zach Ford Senior OL/DL Shamar Bishop-McDade
Biggest holes to fill: The Chargers welcome back just three starters on offense from a season ago.
EDGY's Early Take: The Chargers and then first year head coach Rich Petroski led the program to it's first state playoff appearance in school history in 2016. While St. Joe's will need to reload in some key spots, they have a chance to make another run at a state playoff spot again in 2017.