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School: Oswego East Wolves
Head coach: Tyson LeBlanc
Assistant coaches: Dan Dunbar, Ryan Velasquez, Jeremy Main, Andy Brogan, Dru Filkins, Erik Aister, Reggie Cribbs
How they fared in 2015: 6-4 (4-3, Southwest Prairie). The Wolves made the Class 7A state-playoff field. Oswego East lost to Geneva in opening-round action.
Biggest storyline in 2016: Can the Wolves win the Southwest Prairie conference?
Names to watch this season: Running back Ivory Kelly-Martin (Iowa commit), defensive end Elijah James and quarterback Jaylon Banks
Biggest holes to fill: Lots of returning starters back for the Wolves in 2016, but do they have enough depth to make a run?
Edgy's early take: Oswego East already had an impressive core of starters back, on offense in particular. Then, one of the state's top running backs in senior-to-be Ivory Kelly-Martin transferred in from Nazareth Academy to start the spring semester. The Wolves should contend for the Southwest Prairie conference title and a state-playoff spot this fall.