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School: St. Edward
Head coach: Mike Rolando
Assistant coaches: Steve McShane, Scot Brockner, Eloy Diaz, Mike Childers, Mike Holte, Tim Wood, Zack McQueen and Andrew Yarwood
How they fared in 2017: 5-4 (2-3 Metro Suburban Blue Conference). St. Edward failed to make the 2017 IHSA state playoff field.
2018 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 24 vs. Tinley Park
Aug. 31 @ Wheaton Academy
Sept 7 @ Hope Academy
Sept. 14 vs. Elmwood Park
Sept. 22 @ Guerin Prep
Sept. 28 @ Chicago Christian
Oct. 5 vs. IC Catholic Prep
Oct. 12 vs. Fenton
Oct. 19 vs. Ridgewood
Biggest storyline: Can the Green Wave reload and replace several multi-year starters lost to graduation this spring?
Names to watch this season: RB/LB Nick Wright and WR/DB Sidney Muhammed
Biggest holes to fill: The Green Wave will need to replace several graduated starters including standout QB Dylan Mlinarich.
EDGY's Early Take: The Green Wave just missed out on the 2017 state playoff because of low playoff points and will need to reload for this coming season with just two starters back on both sides of the football. Look for St. Edward to get the football into the hands of RB Nick Wright quite a bit this fall while WR Sidney Muhammed will also be another experienced playmaker this fall.