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. 21 Lincoln-Way West
2014 Record: 9-2 (6-1) won the Southwest Suburban Red conference in 2014. Defeated Morgan Park then lost to Richards in the second round of the 6A state playoffs.
Why did the Warriors make the @CSNPreps Power Ranking? The Warriors will feature an NFL sized offensive line along with plenty of skills on both sides of the ball.
Areas of concern heading into the 2015 season? The Warriors will need to replace eight starters on defense this fall.
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It will be a good season if: The Warriors defense can develop sooner rather than later and the offense can win time of possession.
Headliners? Senior offensive guard Bryan Brokop (Nebraska) along with senior offensive tackle Justin Witt (NC State).
Biggest Game of 2015? October 16th hosting Bradley. I could have gone a few different ways here including a Week 1 showdown hosting Sycamore. However Bradley upset the Warriors last fall and so far this series has been a terrific back and forth between two of the top teams in the conference.
Did You Know? Lincoln-Way West head coach Dave Ernst played at the then combined Lincoln Way High School (now Lincoln-Way Central) and also coached at Providence Catholic with Hall of Fame head coach Matt Senffner? All three high schools are located within a handful of miles from each other.