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: Dante Culbreath
How they fared in 2016: 8-6 (4-1 Chicago Public League Illini Red Bird Conference), made the Class 7A state playoff field and lost to Glenbrook North.
2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 vs. Oak Park-River Forest *Gately*
Sept. 1 @ Detroit Cass Tech
Sept. 9 vs. Phillips *Gately*
Sept. 15 vs. Lane Tech *Lane*
Sept. 23 vs. Whitney Young *Gately*
Sept. 28 vs. Taft *Gately*
Oct. 5 vs. Dunbar *Gately*
Oct. 14 vs. Curie *Gately*
Oct. 20 CPL Playoffs Round 1
Biggest storyline: Can the Wolverines make a deep run in 2017?
Biggest holes to fill: The Wolverines will need to reload on the offensive line after graduating nearly its entire starting lineup from a season ago.
EDGY's early take: The Wolverines have the makings of one of the most dangerous offenses in Chicago this season. Fully expect the Wolverines to have the ability to show off its quick strike ability all season long. Keep an eye on playmakers Jackson (Cincinnati), Payne (NIU) and on the rise junior QB/ATH Brown who is already drawing scholarship offers. If the Simeon offensive line and defense develops as expected, this team could be a serious state playoff threat.