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Head coach: Travis Moore
Assistant coaches: Vince Holmes, Justin Harris, Billy Viero, Mike Russell, Jeremey Rodrigues, Joe Groff and Terrance Streater
How they fared in 2017: 6-4 (3-3 South Suburban Red Conference), Eisenhower made the Class 6A state playoff field. The Cardinals lost to Normal West in opening round action.
2018 Regular Season Schedule:
Aug. 24 vs. Rich South
Aug. 31 vs. Bishop McNamara
Sept 7 @ Reavis
Sept. 14 vs. Shepard
Sept. 21 @ Oak Forest
Sept. 28 @ Evergreen Park
Oct. 5 @ Oak Lawn
Oct. 12 vs. Argo
Oct. 19 vs. Richards
Biggest storyline: The new faces. The Cardinals graduated a whopping 21 starters from a season ago. Can head coach Travis Moore rely on his juniors to step up this fall?
Name to watch this season: WR Daylen Wilson
Biggest holes to fill: The Cardinals graduated 10 starters on offense and all 11 starters on defense from their playoff team last season.
EDGY's Early Take: Coach Moore and his staff have done a great job in leading the Cardinals to the playoffs in two of the past three seasons. However, with just one returning starter back, this will undoubtedly be a young and inexperienced team this fall. They will need to find their A-game in a hurry against a front-loaded schedule.