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School: Conant Cougars
Head coach: Bill Modelski
How they fared in 2015: 6-4 (2-3) Mid Suburban West. Conant made the Class 8A state playoff field and lost to Stevenson in opening round action.
Biggest storyline in 2016: Can the Cougars reload on both sides of the football this fall?
Names to watch this season: RB/LB Tyler Jackson
Biggest holes to fill: The Cougars just graduated 22 starters from a season ago.
EDGY's Early Take: Conant had a nice season in 2015 but can they reload? It's a task that can be easier said than done especially in the always tough Mid Suburban West, yet the Cougars always seem to find a way under veteran head coach Bill Modelski.