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School: Deerfield Warriors
Head coach: Steve Winiecki
Assistant coaches: Brandon Geuder, Nick Rossie, Mark Januszewski, Steve Downs, Flo Mitran, Quentin Davie, Luke Strotman
How they fared in 2015: 7-4 (4-1) Central Suburban North Conference. Deerfield made the Class 6A state playoff field and defeated Kenwood in the opening round. The Warriors lost to DeKalb in second-round action.
Biggest storyline in 2016: Can the Warriors reload on both sides of the football?
Names to watch this season: MLB/DE Joshua Maize, WR Charlie Jones
Biggest holes to fill: The Warriors have some DI names in Maize and Jones, but they return just three starters on each side of the football.
EDGY's early take: Deerfield is always involved in the Central Suburban North conference race. If the Warriors can get a large group of inexperienced starters up to speed sooner rather than later? Deerfield will challenge for a state playoff spot in 2016.