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Head coach: Adam Lewandowski
Assistant Coaches: Jason Kulasa, Gary Young, James Ramazinski, Lou Esposito, Patrick Wertz, Abraham Othman, Marvin Coleman, Daniel Schwartz, P.J. Miller, Bob Barth, Jordan Hovel and Kevin Curtin
How they fared in 2016: 1-8 (1-6 Southwest Suburban Conference)
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – vs. Thornton
Sept. 1 – vs. Bloom
Sept. 8 – vs. Lincoln-Way East
Sept. 15 - @ Bradley
Sept. 22 - @ Lockport
Sept. 29 – vs. Thornridge
Oct. 6 - @ Thornwood
Oct. 13 - Homewood-Flossmoor
Oct. 20 - @ Lincoln-Way West
Biggest storyline: Can the Thunderbolts bounce back from a rough 2016 campaign?
Names to watch this season: Senior RB Cole Griffin, Senior OL Austin O'Connor, Senior DE Mike DeHaan (NIU)
Biggest holes to fill: Andrew will need to find some beef up front, as senior O'Connor is the lone returning starter on the offensive line.
EDGY's Early Take: Last season’s 1-8 record was undoubtedly a stunner for many Andrew fans, including head coach Adam Lewandowski. Look for the T-Bolts to build off of a senior class that brings back several returning starters. Another year of familiarity playing for Lewandowski and his staff will also be a positive for Andrew this season.