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School: Glenbrook North
Head coach: Bob Pieper
Assistant Coaches: Matt Purdy, Mike Standerski, Dom Savino, Justin Georgacakis and Justin Weiner
How they fared in 2016: 9-2 (4-1 Central Suburban North Conference), made the Class 7A state playoffs, defeated Simeon then lost to Willowbrook.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – vs Wheeling
Sept. 1 – @ Grant
Sept. 8 – Elk Grove
Sept. 15 - @ Schaumburg
Sept. 22 - vs Maine West
Sept. 29 – @ Highland Park
Oct. 6 - Maine East
Oct. 13 - @ Deerfield
Oct. 21- @ Vernon Hills
Biggest storyline: Can the Spartans reload and get back into the state playoff field in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior RB Jimmy Karfis, senior OL Skylar Metzger
Biggest holes to fill: The Spartans will need to reload especially on defense with just 2 starters back from a season ago..
EDGY's Early Take: The Spartans and head coach Bob Pieper always seem to find a way to compete at the top level of the Central Suburban North. Look for Glenbrook North to get the football into the hands of standout senior RB Jimmy Karfis early and often. We'll also see how a young Spartans defense and passing game develops, especially early on this fall. Look for Glenbrook North to, once again, be in the hunt for the CSL North conference title and a state playoff spot.