Kendi Young

80 Days to Kickoff: T.F. North

80 Days to Kickoff: T.F. North

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: T.F. North

Head coach: Tristan Stovall

Assistant coaches: William Isabelle (DC), Marcus Thomas (OC), Albert Curse (S-T's), Charley Clark (RBs), Eric Ware (OL), Kevin Thurman (DBs), Larry Williams (DBs), Jason Richardson (LBs), Melvin Boswell (Assistant), Kevin Ingram (Assistant) and Justin Vlau (Assistant)

How they fared in 2018: 3-6 (2-4 South Suburban Blue Conference). T.F. North failed to made the 2018 IHSA state playoff field.

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug 30 @ Homewood-Flossmoor
Sept 6 vs Julian
Sept 13 vs Bremen
Sept 20 @ T.F. South
Sept. 27 vs Lemont
Oct. 4 vs Eisenhower
Oct. 11 vs Oak Forest
Oct. 18 @ Tinley Park
Oct. 25 @ Hillcrest

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Biggest storyline: Closing out games. The Meteors were four points away from a winning record last season. Can they finish the task in 2019?

Names to watch this season: DB/WR Semaj Brown (Sr.) and RB Kendi Young (Sr.)

Biggest holes to fill: The Meteors will need to replace eight graduated starters on defense from a season ago.

EDGY's Early Take: Second-year head coach Tristan Stovall will rely on their offense in the early going. They have talent, featuring FBS recruits Semaj Brown (WR/DB) and RB Kendi Young as part of 10 returning starters back this fall. If the Meteors can find some kids to step up on the defensive side of the football, this team will challenge for a state playoff spot.