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Head coach: Bob Moynihan
How they fared in 2016: 3-6 (2-5 North Suburban Lake Conference) failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoff field.
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2017 regular-season schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Hersey
Sept. 1 – Vernon Hills
Sept. 8 – Mundelein
Sept. 15 - @ Lake Zurich
Sept. 22 - Stevenson
Sept. 29 – @ Waukegan
Oct. 6 - Lake Forest
Oct. 13 - Warren Township
Oct. 20 - @ Libertyville
Biggest storyline: Can the Zee-Bees win 5 games and get into the state playoffs this fall?
Names to watch this season: Senior WR/DB Tyler Geisman Senior DE/TE Jamir Gibson Senior WR Payton Powell
Biggest holes to fill: The Zee-Bees will look to replace 7 starters on offense from a season ago. .
EDGY's Early Take: Zion-Benton has been heading in the right direction under head coach Bob Moynihan. The Zee-Bees have a ton of talent on hand and the overall numbers have never been higher. The biggest challenge remains posting wins as part of the North Suburban Lake conference and I fully expect this team to challenge all comers this season.