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School: Oswego East
Head coach: Tyson LeBlanc
Assistant coaches: Dan Dunbar, Andy Brogan, Jeremy Main, Erik Aister, Dru Filkins, Connor Downs, Zac Sadek, Reggie Cribbs and Mike Harden
How they fared in 2017: 7-3 (7-2 Southwest Prairie Conference). Oswego East made the Class 8A state football playoff field. The Wolves lost to St. Charles East in opening round action.
2018 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 24 vs Plainfield East
Aug. 31 @ Joliet West
Sept. 7 vs Romeoville
Sept. 14 vs Joliet Central
Sept. 21 @ Plainfield South
Sept. 28 @ Plainfield North
Oct. 5 vs Oswego
Oct. 12 vs Plainfield Central
Oct. 19 vs Minooka
[MORE: 73 Days to Kickoff - Joliet Central]
Biggest storyline: Can the Wolves get out of the rugged Southwest Prairie conference and make a run in the IHSA state playoffs?
Names to watch this season: ATH Justin Clark and WR Kieon Battle
Biggest holes to fill: The Wolves will need to replace their entire starting defensive line from a season ago.
EDGY's Early Take: Oswego East head coach Tyson LeBlanc is shooting to make the IHSA playoff field and the fourth straight year in 2018. He has a 36-24 record since coming over from Curie High School back in 2012. Oswego East will rely on a strong group of returning offensive skills led by D-1 recruit Justin Clark, who can --and will-- play multiple positions this season for the Wolves.