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: Glenbard North
Head coach: Ryan Wilkens
How they fared in 2016: 8-3 (6-2 DuPage Valley Conference), made the Class 7A state playoff field, defeated Pekin then lost to East St. Louis in second round action.
Aug. 25 vs. Naperville Central
Sept. 1 @ Waubonsie Valley
Sept. 8 vs. Wheaton South
Sept. 16 @ McCrackin (Paducah, Ky)
Sept. 22 vs. Naperville North
Sept. 28 @ Wheaton North
Oct. 7 @ Lake Park
Oct. 13 vs. Metea Valley
Oct. 20 @ Neuqua Valley
Biggest storyline: Can the Panthers reload in the offensive skills and can the defense live up to the hype?
Names to watch this season: Senior DB/WR Tyrik Henderson (Minnesota) senior OL Jose Vazquez
Biggest holes to fill: The Panthers will need to find answers in a handful of key spots including QB/RB.
EDGY's Early Take: The Panthers, who recently saw standout DB Greg Newsome transfer this summer to IMG Academy, have several questions, yet Glenbard North is still a very good and dangerous team to watch in 2017. The Panthers feature four starters back on the offensive line along with one of the state's best defensive secondaries. I also expect several of the Panthers standouts play multiple roles for Glenbard North this season.