School: Metea Valley
Head coach: Ben Kleinhau
Assistant coaches: Matt Fehrmann, Matt Main, Adam West, Jim Braun, John Aister, Jeff Schey, Drew Fumagalli, J.D. Sheldon, Tyler Castro, Joe Stephens, Chris Leroy, Matt Gunderson, Marco Eufrasio, Perry Levin, Scott Kuehn, Rick Kleinhans and Tony Casa
How they fared in 2014: 5-5 (4-3 Upstate 8 Valley Conference). The Mustangs made the Class 8A state playoffs in 2014, the first football playoff appearance in school history. The Mustangs lost to Waubonsie Valley in opening-round action.
Biggest storyline in 2015: How will Metea Valley fare in its new conference, the DuPage Valley Conference?
Names to watch: Senior safety Amir Finner is athletic and will draw more recruiting looks this fall. Senior cornerback Reggie Hill will draw the opponent's best receivers.
Biggest holes to fill: The Mustangs welcome back just six starters this fall, including just two on offense.
EDGY's early take: Metea Valley will need for a very young yet very talented group to come of age immediately to contend in its new conference. The window for developing varsity experience just slammed shut in the newly realigned DuPage Valley Conference.