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Head coach: Terry McCombs
Assistant Coaches: Bob Williams, John Belskis, Mickey Ressner, Matt Harding, Tony Garcia
How they fared in 2016: 4-5 (4-5 Southwest Prairie Conference), the Indians failed to qualify for the 2016 IHSA state playoff field.
2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 25 – @ Oswego
Sept. 1 – vs. Joliet Central
Sept. 8 – vs Plainfield East
Sept. 15 - @ Plainfield North
Sept. 22 - vs Plainfield Central
Sept. 29 – @ Romeoville
Oct. 6 - vs. Joliet West
Oct. 13 - @ Oswego East
Oct. 20 - @ Plainfield South
Biggest storyline: Can first year Hall of Fame head coach Terry McCombs and staff turn around the Indians program?
Names to watch this season: Senior OL/DL Derek Wentworth, Senior WR Max Christiano
Biggest holes to fill: The Indians will need to reload in a few key spots for 2017 including quarterback and running back.
EDGY's Early Take: The Indians decided to bring in Hall of Fame head coach Terry McCombs (Bloomington/Downers Grove South/Lemont) and McCombs also went to his contacts to fill out his coaching staff which include even more Hall of Fame names. Minooka brings back 13 starters from a season ago (6 offense 7 defense) and should compete for a state playoff spot this fall.