Preps Talk

77 Days To Kickoff: Bishop McNamara

/ by Edgy Tim
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Preps Talk preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O'Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 31, we'll unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Bishop McNamara

Head coach: Rich Zinanni

Assistant coaches: Jack Roney, Kurt Belisle, Mike Yarborough, JJ Hollis, Brent Dolliger, Chris LaMore

How they fared in 2016: 4-5 (2-1 Chicago Catholic League White), failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoffs.

[RELATED: 78 Days To Kickoff - Naperville Central]

2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 – Immaculate Conception

Sept. 1 – Von Steuben

Sept. 8 – St. Laurence

Sept. 15 - @ Marmion Academy

Sept. 22 - @ Leo

Sept. 29 – Aurora Christian

Oct. 6 - St. Rita

Oct. 13 - @ St. Ignatius

Oct. 20 - @ Chicago Hope Academy

Biggest storyline: Can the Fightin' Irish return to the playoffs in 2017?

Names to watch this season: Senior QB/DB Giavion Mason, Senior RB Trenton Harrison and Senior DB Tywan Hollis

Biggest holes to fill: The Fightin' Irish will need to reload on both the offensive and defensive line.

EDGY's early take: Bishop McNamara stumbled in 2016, due in large part to suffering several key injuries. Look for the Fightin' Irish to bounce back behind a younger and talented team this season.