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School: Woodstock North
Head coach: Jeff Schroeder
Assistant Coaches: Chris Jackowiak - DC, John Fredericks , Matt Polnow
How they fared in 2016: 6-4 (3-3 Kishwaukee River Conference), made the Class 5A state playoffs and lost to Rich Central in opening round action.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Westosha Central (WI)
Sept. 1 – @ Antioch
Sept. 8 – @ Harvard
Sept. 15 - vs Marengo
Sept. 22 - vs Richmond Burton
Sept. 29 – vs Johnsburg
Oct. 6 - @ Burlington Central
Oct. 13 - @ Woodstock
Oct. 21- @ Rock Falls
Biggest storyline: Can the Thunder win on the road in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior QB/LB Collin Mergl Senior OL/DL Dylan Martinez
Biggest holes to fill: The Thunder will look to reload a bit on the defensive line with just one starter back from a season ago.
EDGY's Early Take: The Thunder welcome back 12 starters (6 offense 6 defense) this season and also bring back some real keys. Woodstock North's biggest hurdle could be a downright strange schedule which includes 6 road games which includes playing it's first three games and last three games on the road.