Oswego East

93 Days to Kickoff: Oswego East

93 Days to Kickoff: Oswego East

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: Oswego East

Head coach: Tyson LeBlanc

Assistant coaches: Dan Dunbar, Andy Brogan, Dru Filkins, Erik Aister, Zac Sadek, Connor Downs, Tyler Allison, Mike Harden and KC McCarty

How they fared in 2018: 7-3 (7-2 Southwest Prairie Conference). Oswego East made the Class 8A state playoff field and lost to Barrington in opening round action.

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug. 30 vs Romeoville
Sept. 6 @ Plainfield Central
Sept. 13 vs Joliet West
Sept. 20 @ Plainfield South
Sept. 27 vs Minooka
Oct. 4  @ Yorkville
Oct. 11 @ Oswego
Oct. 18 vs Plainfield North
Oct. 25 @ West Aurora

[MORE: 98 Days to Kickoff - Plainfield South]

Biggest storyline: Can the Wolves, who are going for their fifth consecutive playoff berth, continue to be part of the upper echelon of teams in the newly-realigned Southwest Prairie?

Names to watch this season: WR/S Keion Battle (Sr.), OL/DL Alex Wollschlaeger (Sr.), DB Kwesi Caldwell (Sr.)

Biggest holes to fill:  Justin Clark, the do-it-all playmaker, is graduating and will play for NIU this fall. Who can step up and replace him?

EDGY's Early Take: The Wolves, under Tyson LeBlanc's leadership, have been one of the better teams in the Southwest Prairie over the past several seasons. Does that change with the addition of West Aurora and Yorkville to the conference? Oswego East has some key playmakers and none will be asked to do more than senior multi-year starting WR/S Keion Battle. 
 

VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

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VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

It's a rivalry within a rivalry: "The Joliets vs. The Oswegos." Who wants it more? 

We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland's top prep sports show, in the hands of area basketball fans in our "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week." Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @NBCSPreps crew will cover on Thursday. 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 p.m. The show also live streams at www.nbcsportschicago.com/watchlive. High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday. We're going all out for a pair of crosstown rivalry games that we are going to pair against...each other: 

Joliet Central at Joliet West, 5:45 p.m.

Oswego East at Oswego, 6:30 p.m.

— Follow @NBCSPreps on Twitter.
— Note the "pinned Tweet" atop the @NBCSPreps feed. Vote for the game you want us to cover.
— Spread the word! 

We will make an announcement on @NBCSPreps just after 3 p.m. Thursday with the official results of which game will be covered. 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 this season.

VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

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NBC Sports Chicago

VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

Who wants it more?

We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland's top prep sports show, in the hands of area football fans in our "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week." Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @NBCSPreps crew will cover on Friday night. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights and postgame reaction of that game will appear on that night's "High School Lites" broadcast at 11 p.m. — just after Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball. The show also live streams at www.nbcsportschicago.com/watchlive. High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday. This week, we are spotlighting teams who are off and running with hot starts this season. How will they fare in a critical conference showdown? We'll send our cameras to one of the following:

Oswego East at Plainfield South, 7:00 p.m.

Joliet Catholic at Marist, 7:00 p.m.

Hinsdale South at Willowbrook, 7:30 p.m.

— Follow @NBCSPreps on Twitter.
— Note the "pinned Tweet" atop the @NBCSPreps feed. Vote for the game you want us to cover.
— Spread the word! 

We will make an announcement on @NBCSPreps just after 4 p.m. Thursday with the official results of which game will be covered. 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 this season.