Brian Doll

30 Days to Kickoff: New Trier

30 Days to Kickoff: New Trier

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Aug. 5, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 30.

School: New Trier

Head coach: Brian Doll

Assistant coaches: Jason Dane, Joe Chiodo, Mike Harrison, Tom Hessling, Bob Bollweg, Jim Davis and Bill Morrison

How they fared in 2018: 7-3 (4-1 Central Suburban South Conference). New Trier made the 8A state playoff field and lost to Oak Park-River Forest in opening round action.

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug. 30 vs Lyons Township
Sept. 6 @ Loyola
Sept. 13 @ Barrington
Sept. 20 vs Conant
Sept. 27 @ Glenbrook South
Oct. 4 vs Niles West
Oct. 11 @ Evanston
Oct. 18 vs Glenbrook North
Oct. 25 vs Maine South

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Biggest storyline: It could be the nonconference schedule (and fans should circle the Week 2 date). Overall, can the Trevians reload and get back into the 2019 IHSA state football playoff field? 

Names to watch this season: WR Charlie Hoban (Sr.) and OL David Davidkov (Jr.)
 
Biggest holes to fill: The Trevians graduated a strong senior class this past spring and welcome back just five returning starters (three on offense, two on defense).

EDGY's Early Take: Given the lack of returning starters, one the Trevians' goals over the summer was to reload the roster. But Brian Doll and company always have the talent in house to get the job done. They shouldn't skip much of a beat in 2019. They've made the playoffs in 16 straight and in 23 of the past 24 seasons. The biggest concern could be a schedule that is stacked with top teams from start to finish. Junior OT David Davidkov (6-foot-7, 270 pounds) has already drawn multiple Power-Fove scholarship offers and will be one of the top offensive linemen names in the Midwest --and beyond-- in the Class of 2021. 

CSN Preps Preseason Power Rankings: No. 15 New Trier

CSN Preps Preseason Power Rankings: No. 15 New Trier

CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O'Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Jul. 31, we'll unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: New Trier

Head coach: Brian Doll

Assistant coaches: Jason Dane (defensive coordinator), Mike Napoleon (special teams coordinator), Bill Morrison, Tom Hessling, Bob Spagnoli, Bob Bollweg, Mike Harrison, Pete Collins , Joe Chiodo

How they fared in 2016: 10-1 (9-0 Southwest Prairie Conference), made the Class 8A state playoff field, beat Joliet West then lost to Edwardsville.

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2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 vs. York

Sept. 1 @ Warren Township

Sept. 8 vs. Barrington

Sept. 16 @ Conant

Sept. 22 vs. Niles West

Sept. 28 @ Evanston

Oct. 7 vs. Niles North

Oct. 13 vs. Maine South

Oct. 20 @ Glenbrook South

Biggest storyline: Can the Trevians win back- to-back Central Suburban South titles and also make a deep run in 8A?

Names to watch this season: senior TE Brian Kaiser, junior TE/DE Duke Olges

Biggest holes to fill: New Trier will need to replace starters from a season ago at key spots, including quarterback and linebacker.

EDGY's early take: New Trier was able to finally beat rival Maine South last season, snapping the Hawks' 77-game winning streak, along with winning the Central Suburban South conference crown. With an offense featuring seven returning starters, plus talent up and down the roster, look for the Trevians to again be a real challenger in the conference and Class 8A this season.