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52 Days to Kickoff: Bremen

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52 Days to Kickoff: Bremen

CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Bremen

Head coach: Dan Stell

Assistant Coaches: Matt Verble, Pete Luby, Rey Lang, Amir Ross, Kevin Donegan, Derek Hitt, Jeremy Cline, Kevin O'Sullivan, Andrew French, Ryan Blackwell and Brett Mango

How they fared in 2016: 4-5 (2-4 South Suburban Blue Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoff field.

2017 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 25 – @ Curie

Sept. 1 – @ Perspectives 

Sept. 8 – Oak Lawn

Sept. 16 - @ Oak Forest

Sept. 22 - @ TF North

Sept. 29 – Hillcrest

Oct. 6 - TF South

Oct. 13 - @ Tinley Park

Oct. 20- Lemont

Biggest storyline: Can the Braves take more steps forward in 2017?

Names to watch this season:  Senior WR Mason Gray, Senior RB Rashea Smith 

Biggest holes to fill: The Braves will need to replace its entire starting defensive line from a season ago.

EDGY's Early Take: Bremen took some positive steps forward in 2016, posting a 4-5 record and missing the playoffs by a combined 12 points (12-6 loss to St. Ignatius and a 36-30 loss to Oak Forest). Look for the Braves to rely upon an experienced and speedy offensive skills group. This team could be ready to return to the state playoffs this fall. 

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: St. Edward

Head coach: Mike Rolando

Assistant coaches: Steve McShane, Scot Brockner, Eloy Diaz, Mike Childers, Mike Holte, Tim Wood, Zack McQueen and Andrew Yarwood

How they fared in 2017: 5-4 (2-3 Metro Suburban Blue Conference). St. Edward failed to make the 2017 IHSA state playoff field.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Tinley Park

Aug. 31 @ Wheaton Academy

Sept. 7 @ Hope Academy

Sept. 14 vs Elmwood Park

Sept. 21 @ Guerin Prep

Sept. 28 @ Chicago Christian

Oct. 5 vs IC Catholic Prep

Oct. 12 vs Fenton

Oct. 19 vs Ridgewood

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Biggest storyline: Can the Green Wave reload and replace several multi-year starters lost to graduation this spring?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Nick Wright and WR/DB Sidney Muhammed

Biggest holes to fill: Replacing standout quarterback Dylan Mlinarich will likely be one of the bigger projects for the 'Wave.

EDGY's Early Take: The Green Wave just missed out on the 2017 playoff because of low playoff points and will need to reload come August. Only two starters are back on both sides of the football. Look for St. Edward to get the football into the hands of RB Nick Wright quite a bit. WR Sidney Muhammed will also be another experienced play maker this fall. 

NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

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NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

In case you missed any of our previews, here is our rundown:

100. De La Salle

99. Crystal Lake South

98. Eisenhower

97. Back of the Yards

96. Jacobs

95. Waubonsie Valley

94. Kaneland

93. West Aurora

92. St. Edward