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.
No. 1 Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings
2014 record: 11-3 (6-1) finished second in the Southwest Suburban Blue Conference. Homewood-Flossmoor beat Neuqua Valley, Edwardsville, Bolingbrook and Simeon before losing to Stevenson in the Class 8A state title game.
Why did the Vikings make the @CSNPreps Power Rankings? The Vikings return 16 starters (nine on offense, seven on defense) from last season's team.
Areas of concern heading into the 2015 season? Can the Vikings live up to the preseason hype? Can H-F reload on the defensive line?
It will be a good season if: The Vikings are hoisting the 8A state title trophy at Huskie Stadium in late November.
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Biggest game of 2015? Oct. 9 vs. Lincoln-Way East. There's no love lost between the Vikings and Griffins.
Did you know? Head coach Craig Buzea, who is entering his sixth season with the Vikings, has an overall record of 164-78 in his 21 years as a head coach. Buzea coached in Indiana at Michigan City and Portage.