29 days to kickoff: West Aurora

29 days to kickoff: West Aurora
July 31, 2014, 9:45 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: West Aurora

Head coach: Nate Eimer

Assistant Coaches: Tony Melchiori, Nate Banks, Tom Davidson, Joe Howell, Bob Fowler, Mike Powers, Greg Partyka

Biggest storyline in 2014: Will the move to the Upstate 8 conference this fall from the DuPage Valley pay off for the Blackhawks football program?

Name to watch: West Aurora junior running back Drake Spears is a name to watch. Spears has an early offer from Illinois.

Biggest Hole To Fill: The Blackhawks will need to replace four-year starting QB Quintez Jones who is now at Northern Michigan.

EDGY's Early Take: The Blackhawks will have six starters back on both sides of the ball in 2014 and that's a real positive. West Aurora has a new conference home and new excitement for 2014, and if they can catch a few breaks and remain injury free, they have a chance to improve upon their 1-8 record in 2013.