Head coach: Pat Dunne
How they fared in 2015: 9-5 (4-3) East Suburban Catholic Conference. Marist made the 2015 Class 8A state playoff field. The RedHawks defeated Notre Dame, Barrington, Oswego and Waubonsie Valley before losing in the 8A state title game to Loyola Academy.
Biggest storyline in 2016: Can the RedHawks retain some of it's magic from the 2015 season?
Names to watch this season: LB Micah Awodiran (Yale); OL Bill Kuduk (Kansas State)
Biggest holes to fill: Who steps up to fill key openings in the offensive skills group including quarterback?
EDGY's Early Take: Marist and head coach Pat Dunne had a terrific run in 2015 and several key pieces return. As long as the inexperienced offensive skills can come around (led by three experienced starting offensive linemen), the RedHawks have a chance to challenge for an ESCC and Class 8A title.
Marist RedHawks schedule
August 28th 6:00PM vs Brother Rice @ Soldier Field
September 2nd 7:30PM vs Simeon
September 9th 7:30PM @ Carmel
September 16th 7:30PM vs Marian Central Catholic
September 23rd 7:30PM vs Marian Catholic
October 1st 12:30PM vs St. Patrick @ Hanson Stadium
October 7th 4:15PM @ Nazareth Academy
October 14th 7:30PM vs Benet Academy
October 21st 7:30PM vs Joliet Catholic Academy @ Joliet Memorial Stadium