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46 Days to Kickoff: Wheaton Warrenville South

46 Days to Kickoff: Wheaton Warrenville South

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 July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: Wheaton Warrenville South

Head coach: Ron Muhitch

Assistant coaches: Sean Norris, Tim Brylka, Will Matte, Sam VanHeest, Andrew Schweitzer and Mike Urbik

How they fared in 2017: 2-7 (1-7 DuPage Valley Conference). Wheaton Warrenville South failed to qualify for the 2017 IHSA state football playoffs.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Metea Valley

Aug. 31 vs Lockport

Sept. 7 vs Geneva

Sept. 14 vs St. Charles East

Sept. 21 @ Batavia

Sept. 28 @ Wheaton North

Oct. 5 vs Lake Park

Oct. 12 @ Glenbard North

Oct. 19 @ St. Charles North

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Biggest storyline: Can the Tigers find success in the newly created DuKane conference in 2018?

Names to watch this season: DE Isaiah Dietzman-Brown and OL Billy Winfrey

Biggest holes to fill: The Tigers will need to replace 10 graduated starters on the offensive side of the football. 

EDGY's Early Take: Hall of Fame Wheaton South head coach Ron Muhitch’s Tigers will be young in 2018. They will try to turn their recent fate around in the new Dukane Conference. Look for the Tigers’ defense (especially up front on the line) to be an early strength. The younger offense will continue to develop this fall. Getting off to a good early start in their two non-conference games (Metea Valley and Lockport) is an absolute key for the Red Grange Tigers in 2018.