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Head coach: Michael Brasile
Assistant coaches: Alan Thompson, Brian Iossi, Joseph Watzlawick, Calvin Braker, Brian Price Jr., Frank Simoncelli, Kevin Sabo, Aaron Essex, Parker Woodall, Bradley Jenisch, Matthew Todd
How they fared in 2016: 3-6 (2-6 Fox Valley Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA playoffs.
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2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 – vs Dundee-Crown
Sept. 1 – @ Burlington Central
Sept. 9 – vs Cary-Grove
Sept. 15 -@ Huntley
Sept. 22 - vs Crystal Lake Central
Sept. 28 – @ Crystal Lake South
Oct. 6 - vs Prairie Ridge
Oct. 13 - @ McHenry
Oct. 20 - @ Jacobs
Biggest storyline: Can the Whip-Purs find a quarterback and hang with the big boys in the FVC?
Names to watch this season: Senior OL/DL Jake Detiveaux, Senior WR/DE Devin Baldridge, Senior WR Cameron Fleury
Biggest holes to fill: The Whip-Purs will need to find an answer under center with the graduation loss of quarterback Jake Vincent.
EDGY's early take: While the Whip-Purs will look to fill in at a few key spots, it welcomes back 13 starters, including eight on defense this fall. Hampshire will need to navigate one of the toughest conference schedules in the FVC, but could challenge for the playoffs. A strong early start to the 2017 is paramount.