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School: Chicago Ag Science
Head coach: Shawn Finnin
Assistant coaches: Craig Dovich, Vince Patterson, KJ Jones and Richard Price
How they fared in 2017: 6-4 (5-1 CPL Chicago Great Lakes Conference). Chicago Ag made the Class 4A state playoff field and lost to Rochelle in opening round action.
2018 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 24 @ Lindblom
Aug. 31 vs Hubbard
Sept 7 vs King
Sept. 14 @ Harlan
Sept. 21 @ Julian
Sept. 28 vs Marshall
Oct. 4 vs Goode
Oct. 13 @ Urban Prep Englewood
Oct. 19 vs Orr
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Biggest storyline: Can the Cyclones keep winning in a new conference (CPL Illini Windy City) starting this year?
Names to watch this season: TE Tony Stafford and OL Kam Williams
Biggest holes to fill: The Cyclones will need to replace 8 starters on defense lost to graduation.
EDGY's Early Take: The Cyclones had a historic season in 2017 making the IHSA state playoff field for the first time in school history. With the recent success comes a "move up" to the Illini division this fall. Look for Ag Science to rely on an experienced offense (seven starters) including four returning starters on the Cyclones offensive line from a year ago.