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.
Head coach: Joe Sanchez
How they fared in 2016: 9-2 (4-1 Mid Suburban West Conference), made the Class 8A state playoff field, defeated Leyden then lost to Maine South in second-round action.
2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 vs. Warren Township
Sept. 1 @ Elk Grove
Sept. 8 @ New Trier
Sept. 15 vs. Glenbrook South
Sept. 22 vs. Fremd
Sept. 28 @ Palatine
Oct. 7 vs. Hoffman Estates
Oct. 13 @ Schaumburg
Oct. 20 vs. Conant
Biggest storyline: Can the Broncos replace several graduated starters from a season ago?
Names to watch this season: senior QB/ATH Raymond Niro, senior WR/DB Alec Andrea
Biggest holes to fill: The Broncos welcome back just a handful of starters, and have to reload on both the offensive and defensive line.
EDGY's early take: Despite the lack of returning starters, the Broncos always find a way to compete under Sanchez. Niro is a speedy game breaker who could see action all over the field. Also, keep an eye on Andrea and senior wide receiver Jake Parsons.