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School: Aurora Christian
Head coach: David Beebe
Assistant Coaches: Don Beebe - Offensive Coordinator, Mike Tosaw - Offensive Line, Jake Lund - Linebackers, David Ward - Defensive Line, John Jira - JV Head Coach, Dave Erffmeyer - JV Assistant, Chris Grifffing - JV Assistant
How they fared in 2016: 2-7 (0-3 Chicago Catholic White Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoff field.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Aurora Central Catholic
Sept. 1 – Hubbard
Sept. 8 – @ Brother Rice
Sept. 16 - vs DeLaSalle @ St. Rita
Sept. 22 - DePaul Prep
Sept. 29 – @ Bishop McNamara
Oct. 6 - St. Ignatius
Oct. 13 - @ St. Laurence
Oct. 20- St. Joseph
Biggest storyline: Can the Eagles bounce back and get into the state playoffs in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior QB Drew Clippert Senior WR Devan Cross
Biggest holes to fill: The Eagles will need to reload in a few keys spots including the defensive secondary.
EDGY's Early Take: Te Eagles had a rare down season in 2016 and I expect Aurora Christian to come in very focused this fall. Two key games on the road in Week 3 (@ Brother Rice) and Week 4 (vs DeLaSalle @ St. Rita) will tell us a lot about the Eagles this season and I expect Aurora Christian to be back in the state playoff field.