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Head coach: Andy Bitto
Assistant coaches: Berg Berg (OC/OL), Jack Baucus (WR), Ryan Healy (QB), Jim Lasky (RB), Jim Rejc (DC/LB), Joe Rejczyk (DL), Trey Ross (CB), Bill Moss (S)
How they fared in 2016: 5-5 (4-3 East Suburban Catholic Conference), the Corsairs lost to St. Charles North in Class 7A opening-round action.
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2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 – Richards
Sept. 1 – @ DeKalb
Sept. 8 – @ Marist
Sept. 15 - vs Nazareth Academy
Sept. 22 - @ St. Viator
Sept. 29 – @ Notre Dame
Oct. 6 - Marian Central Catholic
Oct. 13 - vs St. Patrick *Triton College*
Oct. 20 - vs Benet Academy
Biggest storyline: Are the Corsairs primed for a strong run in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Senior RB/DB Zaire Barnes, senior RB Sean Lynch , senior WR Shaneal Greene
Biggest holes to fill: The Corsairs will need to reload on the offensive line with just senior Braden Foster (6-foot-4, 2315 pounds) as the lone returning starter.
EDGY's early take: The Corsairs welcome back experience on both sides of the football (six offense/six defense). If Carmel can find some answers on the offensive line, this team has a chance to make some real noise in the ESCC and beyond.