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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
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.