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Head coach: Brendan Curtin
Assistant coaches: Michael Donato, Curtis Cannon, Joe DiCanio, Vince Dinella, Ryan Grieve, Mark Ori, Keith Miller, Jeff Quintana, Kevin Turk, Ian Robins
How they fared in 2015: 10-2 (4-1) Metro Suburban East Conference. Riverside-Brookfield made the Class 6A state playoff field in 2015. The Bulldogs defeated St. Ignatius and Grayslake North then lost to Prairie Ridge in the 6A state quarterfinal round.
Biggest storyline in 2016: Can the Bulldogs get back and make another deep run in the IHSA state playoffs?
Names to watch this season: RB/S Ja'Mari Wise, DE Michael Wilson
Biggest holes to fill: The Bulldogs graduated easily one of the school's top players over the past decade in QB Ryan Swift. Swift was a rare 4 year varsity starter and a key leader on and off the field.
EDGY's Early Take: No question that R-B will need to reload at some key spots this season, yet with 11 starters back (7 on offense) look for the Bulldogs to be in the thick of things in the newly realigned Metro Suburban Blue conference.