Preps Talk

81 Days To Kickoff: Yorkville

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 Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Yorkville

Head coach: Dan McGuire

Assistant Coaches: Mike Guzaldo, Matt Williams, Nate Campbell, Shawn Schumacher, Joe Nauman, Ed Cange, Dan Joyce, Tom Regnier

How they fared in 2016: 2-7 (0-4 Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoff field.

2017 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 25 – West Aurora

Sept. 1 – @ Marian Catholic

Sept. 9 – @ Rochelle

Sept. 15 -@ Kaneland

Sept. 22 - vs Morris

Sept. 28 – vs Sterling

Oct. 6 - @ Sycamore

Oct. 13 - vs DeKalb

Oct. 20 - @ LaSalle-Peru

Biggest storyline: Can the Foxes close out and win close games in 2017?

Names to watch this season: Senior LB Chris Calloway QB Ty Liaromatis Senior ILB Jake Piasecki

Biggest holes to fill: The Foxes will need to replace four graduated starters on the offensive line with senior Josh Slavin the lone returning starter in the fold.


EDGY's Early Take: The Foxes 2-7 record was misleading a bit in 2016 as Yorkville lost four games by a touchdown or less. If Yorkville can reload a bit on the offensive and defensive line they have a chance to challenge for a state playoff spot in 2017.