CSNChicago.com is your top destination on the road to the 2015 high school football season. CSN preps contributor “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran will take a look at 100 teams in 100 days, counting down to the opening night kickoff on Aug. 28.
School: Benet Academy
Head coach: Pat New
Assistant oaches: Tim Cederblad (Defensive Coordinator), Joe Brinkman (Offensive Coordinator), Dan Freveletti (O-line), Bill Chval (special teams), Mike Cadman (WR), John Nestor (DB)
How they fared in 2014: 6-4 (4-3 East Suburban Catholic Conference); The Redwings made the 8A state playoffs and lost to Hinsdale Central in opening round action.
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Biggest storyline in 2015: Can the Redwings talented underclassmen group come of age this season?
Names to watch: LB Charlie Weidenbach - a senior leader on defense with speed and skills - and QB Jack Sznajder - a senior expected to carry a big part of the load on offense in 2015.
Biggest holes to fill: The Redwings have playmakers in key positions back this fall but need to replace 18 starters from last season.
EDGY's Early Take: Benet Academy head coach Pat New always seems to be in contention in the ESCC. This year, it all depends on how long it takes those 18 new starters to come around. I expect this team to battle for a state playoff spot.