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Edgy Tim goes 1-on-1 with Yorkville's Josh Beetham

Edgy Tim goes 1-on-1 with Yorkville's Josh Beetham

Bigger. Stronger. Better. 

That's the goal heading into the 2019 senior season for Yorkville junior QB Josh Beetham (6-foot-4, 220 pounds). 

This pro-style quarterback had a strong junior season for the Foxes and head coach Dan McGuire. Yorkville (8-3) advanced to the 6A state playoff field; their eight wins was the most for the program in a season since 2014. Despite the success last season, Beetham hasn't exactly rested on his success this winter.

Beetham was one of several impressive quarterbacks who took part in the fourth annual EDGYTIM Underclassmen Showcase, powered by EFT Sports Performance. He takes a few minutes to fill us in on his latest recruiting news and much more in this video update. 
 

80 Days To Kickoff: Hampshire

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80 Days To Kickoff: Hampshire

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: Hampshire

Head coach: Michael Brasile

Assistant coaches: Alan Thompson, Brian Iossi, Joseph Watzlawick, Calvin Braker, Brian Price Jr., Frank Simoncelli, Kevin Sabo, Aaron Essex, Parker Woodall, Bradley Jenisch, Matthew Todd

How they fared in 2016: 3-6 (2-6 Fox Valley Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA playoffs.

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2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 – vs Dundee-Crown

Sept. 1 – @ Burlington Central

Sept. 9 – vs Cary-Grove

Sept. 15 -@ Huntley

Sept. 22 - vs Crystal Lake Central

Sept. 28 – @ Crystal Lake South

Oct. 6 - vs Prairie Ridge

Oct. 13 - @ McHenry

Oct. 20 - @ Jacobs

Biggest storyline: Can the Whip-Purs find a quarterback and hang with the big boys in the FVC?

Names to watch this season: Senior OL/DL Jake Detiveaux, Senior WR/DE Devin Baldridge, Senior WR Cameron Fleury

Biggest holes to fill: The Whip-Purs will need to find an answer under center with the graduation loss of quarterback Jake Vincent.

EDGY's early take: While the Whip-Purs will look to fill in at a few key spots, it welcomes back 13 starters, including eight on defense this fall. Hampshire will need to navigate one of the toughest conference schedules in the FVC, but could challenge for the playoffs. A strong early start to the 2017 is paramount. 

81 Days To Kickoff: Yorkville

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81 Days To Kickoff: Yorkville

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 @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Yorkville

Head coach: Dan McGuire

Assistant Coaches: Mike Guzaldo, Matt Williams, Nate Campbell, Shawn Schumacher, Joe Nauman, Ed Cange, Dan Joyce, Tom Regnier

How they fared in 2016: 2-7 (0-4 Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference), failed to qualify for the IHSA state playoff field.

2017 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 25 – West Aurora

Sept. 1 – @ Marian Catholic

Sept. 9 – @ Rochelle

Sept. 15 -@ Kaneland

Sept. 22 - vs Morris

Sept. 28 – vs Sterling

Oct. 6 - @ Sycamore

Oct. 13 - vs DeKalb

Oct. 20 - @ LaSalle-Peru

Biggest storyline: Can the Foxes close out and win close games in 2017?

Names to watch this season: Senior LB Chris Calloway QB Ty Liaromatis Senior ILB Jake Piasecki

Biggest holes to fill: The Foxes will need to replace four graduated starters on the offensive line with senior Josh Slavin the lone returning starter in the fold.

EDGY's Early Take: The Foxes 2-7 record was misleading a bit in 2016 as Yorkville lost four games by a touchdown or less. If Yorkville can reload a bit on the offensive and defensive line they have a chance to challenge for a state playoff spot in 2017.