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.