School: St. Charles East
Head Coach: Bryce Farquhar
Assistant Coaches: Tim Wolf, Jon Kittl, Olijuwon Davis, Nolan Possley, Pat Schiller, Brian Teresinski, Gabe Nyenhuis, Mike Budziniski, Greg Bess, Len Asquini and Chris Goryl
How they fared in 2016: 11-1 (6-0 Upstate 8 River Conference) The Saints made the Class 8A state playoff field, defeated Lockport and New Trier before losing to Palatine in the quarterfinal round.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
August 25th vs Rock Island
September 1st @ Glenbard East
September 8th @ Geneva
September 15th vs St. Charles North
September 22nd @ Batavia
September 29th @ Bartlett
October 6th vs Larkin
October 13th vs Elgin
October 20th @ Streamwood
Biggest storyline: Can the Saints play deeper into November in Class 8A this season?
Names to watch this season: Senior QB/S Clayton Isbell, Senior RB/OLB Nick Garlisch (South Dakota St) and Junior RB Justin Jett
Biggest holes to fill: The Saints have just one starter back on the offensive line (junior OL Justin Hull) and the defensive line (senior DL Pat Griffin).
EDGY's Early Take: Despite having to reload quite a bit up front, this Saints team returns a ton of explosive playmaker types. Senior Clayton Isbell (6-foot-3, 190 pounds) will play under center and spearhead the power running game. The team also features a strong group of backs, including senior Nick Garlisch and junior Justin Jett. On the defensive side, senior LB Abe Swanson (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) is one of five starters back and is part of a defensive unit that boast a ton of speed.