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CSN Preps Preseason Power Rankings: No. 18 Montini

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. Leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25., we unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings.

School: Montini Catholic

Head coach: Mike Bukovsky

Assistant Coaches:  Brian Casey, Larry Sheppard, Mark Placey, Kyle Petros,

Joe Dicaneo, Thomas McLaurin, Tom Kero, Joe Consalvo, Matt Andriano, Tom Pagliaro

How they fared in 2016: 7-4 (3-1 Chicago Catholic Green Conference), made the Class 6A state playoff field, defeated St. Ignatius then lost to Prairie Ridge in second round action.

August 25th vs Hyde Park

September 1st @ Lake Zurich

September 8th vs Fenwick

September 16th vs Brother Rice

September 22nd @ Marmion Academy

September 28th vs DeLaSalle

October 7th vs DePaul Prep

October 13th @ Mount Carmel

October 20th @ St. Francis

Biggest storyline: Can the Broncos keep rolling under first year head coach Mike Bukovsky?

Names to watch this season:  Senior DL Jalen Slater Senior QB Matt Morissey Senior QB Brad Norgle

Biggest holes to fill: The Broncos will need to find some new faces to fill in on the defensive line with just senior DE Jalen Slater the lone returning starter. 

EDGY's Early Take: Montini Catholic will be just fine under longtime assistant coach Mike Bukovsky, who takes over from retired Hall of Fame head coach Chris Andriano. While the 2017 Broncos might not have it's usual star power compared to other Montini teams, this could wind up being a deeper team this season compared to other Bronco teams of the recent past.