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School: Lemont Indians
Head coach: Bret Kooi
Assistant coaches: John Howell, John Coneset, John St Clair, Brent Gagnon, Dave Labarbera, Chris Hardy, Jef Weinefka, Cale Cuester, Willie Hayes, Tim Leffler, Brian Sarocko, Zach Howell
How they fared in 2015: 9-2 (6-0) South Suburban Blue Conference. Lemont made the 2015 Class 6A state playoff field. The Indians defeated Glenwood then lost to Crete-Monee in second-round action.
Biggest storyline in 2016: Can the Indians make a deep run in Class 6A this season?
Names to watch this season: Tight end Logan Christopherson (Missouri), quarterback Spencer Nagel, defensive end Jordan Brown
Biggest holes to fill: Lemont will need to replace three starters on the offensive line this fall.
EDGY's early take: Lemont remains one of the top power programs in both the Southwestern Suburbs and in Class 6A year in and year out. Look for the Indians to again have a chance to make some noise this fall with 15 starters back from a season ago.