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Head coach: Jordan Elder
Assistant coaches: Ray Gialo, Jason Ellerman, Kevin McAlpine, Aaron Essex, Jason Miller, Kevin Shifley, Greg Lyons, Lorenzo Gomez, Devin Grote, Joe May, James Kelly and Brent Gandolfi.
How they fared in 2017: 9-2 (6-1 Northern Lake County Conference). Lakes made the Class 6A state playoff field, defeated Westinghouse then lost to Lemont in second round action.
2018 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 vs. Deerfield
Sept. 1 @ Highland Park
Sept. 7 vs. North Chicago
Sept. 14 vs. Highland Park
Sept. 22 @ Wauconda
Sept. 28 @ Grant
Oct. 6 vs. Grayslake Central
Oct. 12 @ Antioch
Oct. 19 vs. Round Lake
Biggest storyline: The Eagles have been to the playoffs every season since 2009. Can they reload and keep winning in 2018?
Names to watch this season: WR/S DeAngelo Hardy and LB Dylan DeAngelo
Biggest holes to fill: The Eagles will need to replace several graduated starters from a season ago including eight on the offensive side of the football. Can anyone step up and fill the shoes of LB Ryan Selig, who is now at Western Michigan?
EDGY's Early Take: Despite the graduation losses on offense, the Eagles will be just fine this fall. Keep an eye on senior WR/S DeAngelo Hardy. He is a real speedster and an impact player whenever he touches the football. Also for you Ryan Selig fans, younger brother junior QB/LB Chris Selig is another name to watch this fall.