David Davidkov

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

[MORE: 60 Days to Kickoff - Evanston] 

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.