VOTE: Wintrust Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

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VOTE: Wintrust Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

Who wants is more?

NBC Sports Chicago and Wintrust present our “Viewers’ Choice Game of the Week.” We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland’s top prep sports show, in the hands of passionate high school football followers. Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @NBCSPreps crew will cover on Thursday afternoon. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights and postgame reaction of that game will appear on Friday night’s “High School Lites” broadcast at 11:00 p.m. The show also live streams at www.nbcsportschicago.com/watchlive and appears in the MyTeams app.  High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday on NBC Sports Chicago. 

This week, we're giving the Chicago Public League some love. We are featuring Thursday afternoon kickoffs, featuring teams from the north, west and south portions of the Windy City. Which high school football game is the most worthy of our coverage? We will spotlight the following three games on our Twitter page (@NBCSPreps):

South Shore vs. Lake View, 4:15 p.m. at Eckersall

Payton vs. Clark, 4:15 p.m. at Rockne

Julian vs. Urban Prep/Englewood, 4:15 p.m. at Gately 

To participate, our fans are encouraged to do the following:

**Follow our NBC Sports Chicago preps Twitter page: @NBCSPreps.

**Note the pinned tweet that is atop the feed.

**Vote for the game you want NBC Sports Chicago to cover Thursday afternoon.

**Spread the word!

The poll will start promptly at 12:00 p.m. Monday. We will make an announcement with the official results on @NBCSPreps just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. And as a reminder, be sure to follow @NBCSPreps for updates on the “Viewers’ Choice Game of the Week,” along with other high school sports news, scores and highlights, all season long.

69 Days To Kickoff: Julian


69 Days To Kickoff: Julian

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: Julian

Head coach: DeMarien Hampton

Assistant coaches: Tobias Alaribe, Tyrone Davis, Alain Dillon, Jerrell Haymer, Johnny Perie, Shaun Porch

How they fared in 2016: 5-4 (4-3 CPL Chicago Windy City Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoffs.

[RELATED: 70 Days To Kickoff - Bartlett]

2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 – vs. Robeson *Gately*

Sept. 1 – @ Goode

Sept. 8 – @ King

Sept. 15 - @ Urban Prep Bronzville

Sept. 22 - @ Hyde Park

Sept. 29 – vs. Urban Prep Englewood

Oct. 6 - vs. DuSable

Oct. 13 -vs. Washington

Oct. 20 - @ Harlan

Biggest storyline: Can the Jaguars reload, especially on offense, this season?

Names to watch this season: senior OL/DL Tyrain Smith, senior OL/DL Charles Henderson, senior RB/LB Dajhon McNeal

Biggest holes to fill: The Jaguars will look to replace nearly its entire starting offensive skills group with the exception of McNeal. 

EDGY's early take: Julian was able to come within a handful of points from being a 6-3 squad, including an 8-6 loss to Goode in Week 2. If the Jaguars can reload a bit on offense, they have a chance to again challenge in the Windy City Conference this fall.