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Head coach: Brian Glashagel
Assistant coaches: Dave Proffitt (DC), Jim Rejc, Mike Karner, Mike Gordy, Del Pechauer, Rico Ellis, Ryan Shifley, Mitch Munda, Pat Swanson and Steve Baum
How they fared in 2017: 9-1 (5-0 Northern Lake County Conference). Antioch made the IHSA Class 5A playoff field and lost to Marian Central Catholic in opening round action.
2018 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 24 vs Lake Forest
Aug. 31 @ Woodstock North
Sept. 7 vs Grayslake North
Sept. 14 vs Wauconda
Sept. 21 vs Grant
Sept. 28 @ Grayslake Central
Oct. 5 @ Round Lake
Oct. 12 vs Lakes
Oct. 19 @ North Chicago
Biggest storyline: Will Antioch throw the football more in 2018? Can the Sequoits make a longer postseason run?
Names to watch this season: QB Athan Kaliakmanis, WR Dino Kaliakmanis and OL Dylan Czerlanis
Biggest holes to fill: Going into the offseason, the Sequoits knew they would welcome back several starters. One of the bigger areas of concern, though, was in the skills department. However, the inbound transfers in of two Carmel sophomores --QB Athan Kaliakmanis and his wide receiver twin brother Dino-- could very well answer those concerns.
EDGY's Early Take: The Sequoits have been a consistent winner under head coach Brian Galshagel. Part of that winning formula has been a punishing ground game. Antioch welcomes back 13 returning starters (five offense, eight defense) including four starting offensive linemen. Now, add in the Kaliakmais brothers. Suddenly, the Sequoits become a very important team to watch come August. Athan Kaliakmanis already has an early offer from Syracuse while Dino has an early offer from Kansas. Both are expected to add more FBS level offers over the next few years.