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School: Warren Township
Head coach: Bryan McNulty
Assistant coaches: Jim Voutiritsas, Brandon Schild, Justin Van Schaik, Tayler Erbach and Mark Mika
How they fared in 2017: 7-4 (5-2 North Suburban Conference). Warren Township made the IHSA 8A playoff field. The Blue Devils defeated Bolingbrook then lost to Maine South in second round action.
2018 Regular Season Schedule
Aug. 24 vs Barrington
Aug. 31 @ Glenbard North
Sept. 7 vs Waukegan
Sept. 14 vs Libertyville
Sept. 21 @ Lake Forest
Sept. 28 @ Zion-Benton
Oct. 5 vs Lake Zurich
Oct. 12 vs Stevenson
Oct. 19 @ Mundelein
Biggest storyline: Can The Blue Devils make it back-to-back postseason appearances and challenge for the North Suburban Conference title?
Names to watch this season: DL Zack Pelland, DT Willis Singleton and RB Martin Walker
Biggest holes to fill: The Blue Devils will need to find a new pass/catch tandem to replace graduated QB Ian Schilling and a strong group in the skills department, led by WR Micah Jones (Notre Dame).
EDGY's Early Take: The Blue Devils had a nice 2017 season. After starting seven sophomores on the varsity level a year ago, head coach Bryan McNulty has the rare combination of youth and experience this fall. The defense will be a definite strength going into the season. The offense will rely on the running game, which features four starting offensive linemen back in the fold along with senior RB Martin Walker. If the passing game can come along, this team can once again challenge in the North Suburban Conference race and also in the overall 8A picture.