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Head coach: Dan Stell
Assistant coaches: Mike Cline, Tom O’Shea, Kevin Donegan, Amir Ross, Rey Lang, Derek Hitt, Marty Coyle, Andy French and Kevin O’Sullivan
How they fared in 2018: 3-6 (2-4 South Suburban Blue Conference). Bremen failed to qualify for the 2018 IHSA state football playoff field.
2019 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 30 @ St. Edward
Sept. 7 @ Westinghouse
Sept. 13 @ T.F. North
Sept. 20 vs Hillcrest
Sept. 27 @ Tinley Park
Oct. 4 @ Oak Forest
Oct. 11 vs T.F. South
Oct. 18 vs Argo
Oct. 25 vs Lemont
[MORE: 80 Days to Kickoff – T.F. North]
Biggest storyline: The team is playing its second season on new field turf; the school will also open a new field house in August. Can the jolt of new facilities help get the Braves back into the playoffs for the first time since 2013?
Names to watch this season: WR Dontae Woods (Sr.) and WR/LB Devonte O'Malley (Sr.)
Biggest holes to fill: The Braves will welcome back 13 returning starters (eight offense, five defense); however, they will need some new faces to step up on the defensive line. Only one returning starter on that unit-- Raymaz Scott.
EDGY's Early Take: It's been a while since Dan Stell’s Braves made it to the state playoff field. The future is bright, though, as Bremen brings back a decent amount of experienced starters. The Braves will need to get off to a good early start this fall but the potential for getting to the 5-6 win mark is very possible.