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School: Naperville North
Head coach: Sean Drendel
Assistant coaches: Chris Arthurs, Brian Peterson, Anthony Silvestri, Bill Korosec, Jim Hess, Jeff Bassett, Kevin Benages, DeSean Brown, Nick Salerno, Benny Graham, Mike O'Connor, John Fiore, Alex Egan, Jeff Miller, John Noffke, Michael Ellberg, Kevin Nalefski, Dylan Dugdale, Jerry Kedziora, Joey Cantu and Jason Majchrowski
How they fared in 2018: 3-6 (1-3 DuPage Valley Conference). Naperville North failed to qualify for the IHSA state football playoff field.
2019 regular season schedule:
Aug. 31 vs Benet Academy
Sept. 6 vs Batavia
Sept. 13 vs Massilon (Perry HS) Ohio
Sept. 20 vs Waubonsie Valley
Sept. 27 vs Naperville Central @ NCC
Oct. 4 vs Metea Valley
Oct. 11 @ DeKalb
Oct. 19 vs Neuqua Valley
Oct. 25 @ Waubonsie Valley
Biggest storyline: Can the Huskies bounce back and get on the winning path in 2019?
Names to watch this season: Senior WR Matt Maschmeier and senior DT CJ Kuhter
Biggest holes to fill: The Huskies will be a very young team in 2019 including having nine new starters on the offensive side of the football in 2019.
EDGY's Early Take: Naperville North and head coach Sean Drendel will look to reload this coming season after making back to back state playoff appearances back in 2017 and 2016. The Huskies will have a loaded schedule as always including renewing an old rivalry game with Benet Academy in Week 1. If the Huskies can take care of business at home (with six games at Naperville North) this season and also can get off to a good early start keep an eye on this team.