CSNChicago.com is your top destination on the road to the 2015 high school football season. CSN preps contributor “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran will take a look at 100 teams in 100 days, counting down to the opening night kickoff on Aug. 28.
School: New Trier
Head coach: Brian Doll
Assistant coaches: Jason Dane, Tom Hessling, Mike Napoleon, Bob Spagnoli, Bob Bollweg, Pete Collins, Bill Morrison, Dan Yeoman
How they fared in 2014: 10-2 (4-1 Central Suburban South). New Trier made the Class 8A state playoffs. The Trevians defeated Glenbrook South, 24-14, and Curie, 28-27 in overtime, before losing to eventual state champion Stevenson, 38-10, in the state quarterfinal.
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Biggest storyline in 2015: Can the Trevians build upon their strong 2014 season? New Trier welcomes back some impact starters, and the overall numbers and excitement for football at New Trier is growing.
Names to watch: Junior quarterback Clay Czyzynsk is looking forward to another big year, and senior outside linebacker Colin Casas leads an experienced position for the Trevians.
Biggest holes to fill: Offensive and defensive lines. The Trevians return just one starter on either side of the line in junior offensive lineman Marshall Budin.
EDGY's early take: Conference foe Maine South enters the season with 70 straight in-conference wins. Can the Trevians beat you know who and snap one of the state's longest conference winning streaks? Look for another potential state playoff-caliber team in New Trier.