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School: St. Charles North
Head coach: Robert Pomazak
Assistant coaches: Brian Flynn (OC), Rick Magsamen (DC), Dan Meyo (AHC/DL), Jeff Petersen (WR), Thomas Poulin (ST), Joe Nemetz (OL)
How they fared in 2016: 9-2 (5-1 Upstate 8 River), the North Stars qualified for the Class 7A playoffs. St. Charles North defeated Carmel, then lost to Rockford Auburn in second-round action.
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2017 regular season schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Schaumburg
Sept. 1 – vs. Bolingbrook
Sept. 8 – @ Larkin
Sept. 15 - @ St. Charles East
Sept. 22 - vs Glenbard East
Sept. 29 – @ Streamwood
Oct. 6 - vs. Elgin
Oct. 13 - vs Geneva
Oct. 20 - vs Batavia
Biggest storyline: Can the North Stars return to the playoffs in 2017?
Names to watch this season: Junior WR/S Tyler Nubin, Senior RB Lucas Segobiano, senior OL/DL Dylan Keegan
Biggest holes to fill: The North Stars just graduated a terrific senior class, one that featured some key multi-year starters. The St. Charles North defensive line, in particular, will need to reload and might be the biggest position of need heading into the summer.
EDGY's early take: St. Charles North has made terrific strides under Pomazak, and this isn't a one year wonder program. If the North Stars can survive a very tough schedule, they will return to the playoffs this fall.