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School: Maine West Warriors
Head coach: Jason Kradman
Assistant coaches: Steve Piha, Mike Smith, Mike O'Brill, Russ Swenson, Dan Wilson, Matt Boswell, Tony Manicke
How they fared in 2015: 3-6 (1-4) Central Suburban South. Maine West failed to qualify for the IHSA football playoffs.
Biggest storyline in 2016: Can the Warriors find some answers on both sides of the football, especially in the offensive skills department?
Names to watch this season: RB/ATH Marteen Robinson, DL Mike Milewski
Biggest holes to fill: The Warriors welcome back just three starters on defense.
EDGY's early take: Maine West posted a 3-6 record last season, its best record since 2003 (3-6). If the Warriors can fill in at a few key spots they have a chance to match or even surpass its 2015 record this fall.