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.
2014 Record: 13-1 (3-1). Finished first in the Chicago Catholic League Blue Conference in 2014. The Celtics beat Quincy, St. Rita, Wheaton South, Mount Carmel and Cary-Grove in capturing the 7A state title.
Why did the Celtics make the @CSNPreps Power Rankings? Despite the heavy graduation losses from their 7A state title team, the Celtics still have plenty of talent in the pipeline.
Areas of concern heading into the 2015 season? Can the Celtics replace the graduated offensive production from a season ago?.
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It will be a good season if: The young and inexperienced new faces take on the huge challenges week in and week out on the loaded Providence Catholic schedule.
Headliners? Junior RB Richie Warfield will be a key on offense while senior Brendan O'Hara is an All State caliber linebacker.
Biggest game of 2015? September 11th vs. Mount Carmel at Gately Stadium. After two very tough non-conference opening games (at JCA and at Oswego), the Celtics will find out quickly where this team stands against the highly thought of Caravan.
Did you know? Providence Catholic has missed the state playoff field just twice (1990/2010) since 1982.