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. 16 Bolingbrook Raiders
2014 record: 8-4 (5-2) finished third in the Southwest Suburban Blue Conference. Beat Bloom Township and Oswego before losing to Homewood-Flossmoor in the Class 8A quarterfinals.
Why did the Raiders make the @CSNPreps Power Rankings? The Raiders have plenty of returning starters back, especially on defense and a roster filled with talented underclassmen.
Areas of concern heading into the 2015 season? Can Bolingbrook find an answer under center with the graduation of quarterback Quincy Woods (Northwest Missouri State)?
It will be a good season if: Bolingbrook can ignite its offense and running game, while the defense once again plays at a very high level.
Headliners? Senior linebacker Tuf Borland (Ohio State) has been a starter for the Raiders since his freshman season, a rarity in the traditionally talent-heavy Bolingbrook football program.
Biggest game of 2015? Sept. 25 vs. Lincoln-Way East. While many will point towards a Week 9 game against Homewood-Flossmoor, the Raiders and Griffins will learn plenty about what each team has in an always hard-hitting, speedy and very physical game.
Did you know? Bolingbrook junior center John Ivlow (6-foot-3, 280 pounds) is the son of head coach John Ivlow Sr.