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School: Burlington Central
Head coach: Brian Melvin
Assistant Coaches: Chuck Abate (OC, Asst HC), Robert Stover (DC)
How they fared in 2016: 3-6 (3-3 Kishwaukee River Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoff field.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Byron
Sept. 1 – Hampshire
Sept. 8 – Rockford Lutheran
Sept. 15 - @ Richmond-Burton
Sept. 22 - Johnsburg
Sept. 29 – @ Woodstock
Oct. 6 - Woodstock North
Oct. 13 - Marengo
Oct. 20- @ Harvard
Biggest storyline: Can the Rockets take off in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior WR Michael Kasula and Senior DE Sam Dossey
Biggest holes to fill: The Rockets will look to replace its entire starting secondary from a year ago.
EDGY's Early Take: It hasn't been a dull summer at Burlington Central. The Rockets have been voted out of the Kishwaukee River Conference starting in 2018-2019. But there is a good core of playmakers here and an underclassmen group that the program is excited about. I wouldn't be shocked to see the Rockets challenge for a state playoff berth this fall.