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Head coach: Nat Zunkle
Assistant coaches: Jon Niemic, Rob Niemic, Chris Madson, Kyle Owens, Jim Little, Dennis Hutchinson, Kyle Just, Brian Wilbois, Tony Swanson
How they fared in 2016: 6-4 (5-3 Fox Valley Conference), made the Class 7A playoffs and lost to Batavia in opening-round action.
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2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 – vs Crystal Lake South
Sept. 1 – @ Cary-Grove
Sept. 8 – vs Elgin
Sept. 15 - @ Crystal Lake Central
Sept. 22 - @ Jacobs
Sept. 29 – vs Prairie Ridge
Oct. 6 - @ Dundee-Crown
Oct. 13 - vs Hampshire
Oct. 20- vs Huntley
Biggest storyline: Can the Warriors make it back-to-back playoff appearances?
Names to watch this season: senior LB Luke Begrowicz, senior QB Pat Breisch
Biggest holes to fill: The Warriors will bring back a ton of experience this fall (15 returning starters), but will need to reload on the defensive line.
EDGY's early take: Zunkle was able to lead the Warriors back to the postseason for the first time since 2007. While the Fox Valley Conference will be as stacked as ever at the top, look for the Warriors to again challenge all comers in 2017.