Joliet West

CSN Preps Preseason Power Rankings: No. 15 New Trier

CSN Preps Preseason Power Rankings: No. 15 New Trier

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. Starting Jul. 31, we'll unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: New Trier

Head coach: Brian Doll

Assistant coaches: Jason Dane (defensive coordinator), Mike Napoleon (special teams coordinator), Bill Morrison, Tom Hessling, Bob Spagnoli, Bob Bollweg, Mike Harrison, Pete Collins , Joe Chiodo

How they fared in 2016: 10-1 (9-0 Southwest Prairie Conference), made the Class 8A state playoff field, beat Joliet West then lost to Edwardsville.

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2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 vs. York

Sept. 1 @ Warren Township

Sept. 8 vs. Barrington

Sept. 16 @ Conant

Sept. 22 vs. Niles West

Sept. 28 @ Evanston

Oct. 7 vs. Niles North

Oct. 13 vs. Maine South

Oct. 20 @ Glenbrook South

Biggest storyline: Can the Trevians win back- to-back Central Suburban South titles and also make a deep run in 8A?

Names to watch this season: senior TE Brian Kaiser, junior TE/DE Duke Olges

Biggest holes to fill: New Trier will need to replace starters from a season ago at key spots, including quarterback and linebacker.

EDGY's early take: New Trier was able to finally beat rival Maine South last season, snapping the Hawks' 77-game winning streak, along with winning the Central Suburban South conference crown. With an offense featuring seven returning starters, plus talent up and down the roster, look for the Trevians to again be a real challenger in the conference and Class 8A this season.

74 Days To Kickoff: Joliet West

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74 Days To Kickoff: Joliet West

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. Starting Jul. 31, we'll unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Joliet West

Head Coach: Jason Aubry

Assistant Coaches: Mark Peterson (OC/QB), Kevin Kusnik (WR/ST), Patrick Lauer (OL), Brian Smith (RB), Harry Hessling (DC/LB), Ken Poort (DL), Seandell Davis (CB), Chris Curry (S). 

How they fared in 2016: 6-4 (6-3 Southwest Prairie Conference), made the 8A state playoffs and lost to Oswego in opening round action.

2017 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 25 – @ Oswego

Sept. 1 – @ Plainfield South

Sept. 8 – @ Oswego

Sept. 16 - vs Romeoville

Sept. 22 - @ Plainfield East

Sept. 29 – vs Plainfield Central

Oct. 6 - @ Minooka

Oct. 14 - vs Joliet Central

Oct. 21 - vs Plainfield North

Biggest storyline: Can the Tigers get back to the IHSA state playoffs and make some noise?

Names to watch this season: Junior QB Jaxon Aubry, Senior WR/TE TJ Neal, Junior WR Kevon Dorris

Biggest holes to fill: The defensive line. The Tigers will feature all new starters there come August.

EDGY's Early Take: The Tigers made some nice strides in 2016. While they are young, they are still experienced as several underclassmen have started over the past few seasons. Expect Joliet West to be a big factor in the Southwest Prairie race --and beyond-- in the coming years.