Dan Dunbar

29 Days to Kickoff: Oswego East


29 Days to Kickoff: Oswego East

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: Oswego East

Head coach: Tyson LeBlanc

Assistant coaches: Dan Dunbar, Jeremy Main, Ryan Velasquez, Andy Brogan, Erik Aister, Dru Filkins, Reggie Cribbs

How they fared in 2016: 9-2 (8-1 Southwest Prairie Conference), made the Class 8A state playoff field, defeated Curie then lost to Loyola Academy.

[MORE: 30 Days to Kickoff - Maine West]

2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 vs. Joliet West

Sept. 1 @ Romeoville

Sept. 8 @ Joliet Central

Sept. 15 vs. Plainfield South

Sept. 22 vs. Plainfield North

Sept. 29 @ Oswego

Oct. 6 @ Plainfield Central

Oct. 13 vs. Minooka

Oct. 20 @ Plainfield East

Biggest storyline: Can Oswego East reload on offense, especially in the offensive skills department?

Names to watch this season: senior WR/DB Antwain Walker (Illinois), senior HB/LB BJ Graves

Biggest holes to fill: The Wolves will need to replace nearly its entire starting offensive skills group from a year ago.

EDGY's early take: Despite some important questions, Oswego East still has plenty of talent on hand this fall. The Wolves will get a good early test in Week 1 when they host Joliet West, and if the offense can develop sooner rather than later this remains a playoff caliber team. I would not want to face this Oswego East team later in the regular season.