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CSN Preps Preseason Power Rankings: No. 11 Lyons Township

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School: Lyons Township

Head Coach: Kurt Weinberg

Assistant Coaches: Bryan Bergman, Jon Beutjer, Mike Morrison, Tim McAlpin, Jason Brauer, Shedlon Harris, Kevin Diete

How they fared in 2016: 8-3 (4-2 West Suburban Silver Conference), made the Class 8A state playoff field, defeated Naperville North then lost to Palatine in second round action.

2017 Regular Season Schedule:

August 25th @ Sandburg

September 1st vs Hinsdale South

September 8th @ York

September 15th vs Proviso West

September 22nd @ Leyden

September 30th vs Glenbard West

October 6th @ Downers Grove North

October 13th @ Hinsdale Central

October 20th vs Oak Park-River Forest

Biggest storyline: Are the Lions ready to make a long run this coming season?

Names to watch this season:  Senior QB Ben Bryant, senior OL Kevin Skonning, senior DE Andrew Ezell

Biggest holes to fill: The Lions will need to reload in the defensive back seven this summer. 

EDGY's Early Take: Lyons Township has a lot to offer this coming season, starting with it's senior QB Ben Bryant (Cincinnati) along with the Lions entire starting offensive line  from a season ago. The defense also has some play makers on the defensive line in senior DT Mickey Brown and senior DE Andrew Ezell. If Lyons Township can fill in some important openings at the linebacker and defensive backfield this could be a team that can make a deep run this season.