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.
Head coach: Dan Stell
Assistant Coaches: Matt Verble, Pete Luby, Rey Lang, Amir Ross, Kevin Donegan, Derek Hitt, Jeremy Cline, Kevin O'Sullivan, Andrew French, Ryan Blackwell and Brett Mango
How they fared in 2016: 4-5 (2-4 South Suburban Blue Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoff field.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Curie
Sept. 1 – @ Perspectives
Sept. 8 – Oak Lawn
Sept. 16 - @ Oak Forest
Sept. 22 - @ TF North
Sept. 29 – Hillcrest
Oct. 6 - TF South
Oct. 13 - @ Tinley Park
Oct. 20- Lemont
Biggest storyline: Can the Braves take more steps forward in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior WR Mason Gray, Senior RB Rashea Smith
Biggest holes to fill: The Braves will need to replace its entire starting defensive line from a season ago.
EDGY's Early Take: Bremen took some positive steps forward in 2016, posting a 4-5 record and missing the playoffs by a combined 12 points (12-6 loss to St. Ignatius and a 36-30 loss to Oak Forest). Look for the Braves to rely upon an experienced and speedy offensive skills group. This team could be ready to return to the state playoffs this fall.