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Head coach: Matt Zimolzak
Assistant coaches: Mike Slattery, Paul Reinke, Mike Naymola, Ben Salomon, Chris Babyar, Cliff Pawlak, Craig Kastning, Mike Sebestyen, Mike Doty, Zach Davidson, Joel Bosman, Zach Borring, Mike Sahli, Brad Aney, John Woo, Gavin Fahey, Mike Ginczycki and Jeff Beam
How they fared in 2017: 8-2 (7-1 Fox Valley Conference). Huntley made the Class 8A state playoff field and lost to Edwardsville in opening round action.
2018 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 24 @ McHenry
Aug. 31 vs Jacobs
Sept. 7 @ Prairie Ridge
Sept. 14 vs Cary-Grove
Sept. 21 @ Crystal Lake South
Sept. 28 vs Crystal Lake Central
Oct. 5 @ Hampshire
Oct. 12 @ Naperville North
Oct. 19 vs Dundee-Crown
Biggest storyline: What is Huntley's outlook post-Eric Mooney (and others)? Can the Red Raiders reload and keep moving the football program forward in the Fox Valley and Class 8A in 2018?
Names to watch this season: WR/RB Ronel Noll and DE Nate Schupbach
Biggest holes to fill: The Red Raiders will need to replace the graduation loss of QB Eric Mooney (Northern Iowa).
EDGY's Early Take: Huntley will no question feel the graduation loss of four year varsity standout QB Eric Mooney, yet the talent level is always high at Huntley. The Red Raiders welcome back 11 returning starters (seven on defense) and will not be the only Fox Valley team looking for answers due to heavy graduation losses this past spring. I fully expect the Red Raiders to again be at or near the very top of the FVC and beyond this season.