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Head coach: Brian Glashagel
Assistant coaches: Del Pechauer, Mike Gordy, Neil Farlow, Ryan Shifley, Mike Karner, Pat Swanson, Rico Ellis, Vinny Juiditta, Matt Larsen, Steve Baum, Dave Schodin, Jordan Eder
How they fared in 2016: 10-1 (7-0 North Lake County Conference), the Sequoits made the Class 6A playoffs. Antioch defeated Wauconda, then lost to DeKalb in second-round action.
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2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Tremper (Kenosha, Wisc)
Sept. 1 – vs. Woodstock North
Sept. 8 – @ Wauconda
Sept. 15 - @ Grant
Sept. 22 - vs Grayslake Central
Sept. 29 – vs Round Lake
Oct. 6 - vs Lakes
Oct. 13 - vs North Chicago
Oct. 20 - @ Grayslake North
Biggest storyline: Can the Sequoits repeat as conference champs and make a deeper run in 6A?
Names to watch this season: Senior QB Brandon Gallimore, Junior DL Xavier Sanchez, Senior WR Zach Grindley
Biggest holes to fill: While the Sequoits are loaded with returning starters on offense, they are looking to fill some holes in the front seven.
EDGY's early take: Antioch is coming off a 10-1 season, and on paper, could be even stronger this fall. If the Sequoits can reload a bit on defense, beware.