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Head coach: Joe Ryan
Assistant coaches: Randy Zeitler (DC/DL), Jake Countryman (DB), Curt Countryman (LB), Brian Koehne (OL), Brian Hutsler (WR), Ryan Lyle (ST)
How they fared in 2016: 8-5 (2-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference), lost to Vernon Hills in the the Class 5A semifinals.
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2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 – Sterling
Sept. 1 – @ Grayslake North
Sept. 9 – vs Robeson *Gately Stadium*
Sept. 15 - vs DeKalb *NIU*
Sept. 22 - vs LaSalle-Peru
Sept. 28 – @ Kaneland
Oct. 6 - vs Yorkville
Oct. 13 - vs Morris
Oct. 20 - @ Rochelle
Biggest storyline: Can the Spartans make another deep run in Class 5A in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior RB/LB Peyton Weigmann, Senior OL Joey Beaudoin, Senior LB Austin Perry
Biggest holes to fill: The Spartans are in search of a quarterback this summer.
EDGY's early take: The Spartans have remained one of the top overall programs in Class 5A/6A over the past decade-plus under Ryan. Sycamore welcomes back 10 starters (five offense, five defense) this fall, and will again challenge for a conference title and beyond.