CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Aug. 1, we’ll unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 26. View Edgy Tim's other football previews here.
Head coach: Craig Buzea
How they fared in 2015: 10-2 (6-1) Southwest Suburban Blue Conference. Homewood-Flossmoor made the Class 8A state playoff field. The Vikings defeated O'Fallon and New Trier, then lost to eventual champion Loyola Academy in the quarterfinals.
Biggest storyline in 2016: Can the Vikings reload at a few key spots this fall?
Names to watch this season: RB/DB Justin Hall, OL John Michael Schmitz, WR Tyrice Richie
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Biggest holes to fill: Who plays quarterback for the Vikings?
EDGY's early take: Despite needing to reload in a few key spots, Homewood-Flossmoor still has a tremendous talent base. Look for the Vikings to rely early on its running game, led by three returning starters on the offensive line and an extremely fast and physical defense.
Aug. 26 vs. Downers Grove South (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 2 vs. Hammond, IN (8 p.m.)
Sept. 9 at Lincoln-Way East (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 16 at Lockport (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 23 vs. Lincoln-Way West (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 30 vs. Sandburg (7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 7 vs. Thornridge (7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 14 at Thornton Township (7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 21 vs. Bolingbrook (7:30 p.m.)