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School: Lake Park
Head coach: Chris Roll
Assistant Coaches: Keith Lukes, Kyle Reehoff, Bill Erzig, Bill Modelski, Chris Benak, Tom Redlin, Larry Orrico, Peter Catalano, Kevin Johnson, Chris Salerno, Charlie Witt
How they fared in 2016: 2-7 (1-7 DuPage Valley Conference), missed the 2016 IHSA state playoff field
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
August 25th @ Waubonsie Valley
September 1st vs Wheaton South
September 8th @ DeKalb
September 15th @ Naperville North
September 22nd vs Wheaton North
September 29th @ Metea Valley
October 6th vs Glenbard North
October 13th @Neuqua Valley
October 20th vs Naperville North
Biggest storyline: Can Lake Park make some noise in it's final season in the DuPage Valley?
Names to watch this season: Senior QB Jackson Behles Senior WR Diamante Smith
Biggest holes to fill: The Lancers bring back experience (15 returning starters) but will need to find more depth at a few key spots this summer.
EDGY's Early Take: Lake Park had a rough 2016 season and will rely on an experience senior class this season. The schedule remains as brutal as ever both in the DuPage Valley slate along with a tough Week 3 non conference game at DeKalb. Look for the Lancers to battle all comers and make a run at a state playoff berth this season.