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CSN Preps Preseason Power Rankings: No. 17 Hinsdale Central

Tim O’Halloran

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. Leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25., we unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings.

School: Hinsdale Central

Head coach: Dan Hartman

Assistant Coaches:  Brian Griffin,Tom Dorrance, Preston Letts, Tim Lambert, Tony Asay, Ray Mankowski, Matt McNiff, Todd Koehler

How they fared in 2016: 9-1 (6-0 West Suburban Silver Conference), made the Class 8A state playoff field and lost to Waubonsie Valley in opening round action.

August 25th vs St. Xavier (Ohio)
September 1st vs Willowbrook
September 8th @ Oak Park-River Forest
September 16th vs Downers Grove North
September 22nd @ York
September 28th vs Proviso West
October 7th @ Glenbard West
October 13th vs Lyons Township
October 20th @ Hinsdale South

Biggest storyline: How quickly can the Red Devils reload on both the offensive and defensive lines in 2017?

Names to watch this season:  Senior TE Matt Bjorson (Indiana) Senior WR Garrett Oakey

Biggest holes to fill: Hinsdale Central brings back just one returning starter on either side of the football in junior OL Roy Fuller.

EDGY's Early Take: Hinsdale Central no question has some holes to fill, yet the red Devils and head coach Dan Hartman also have plenty of talent in house.The Red Devils welcome back 9 starters (5 offense 4 defense) this fall and the offense possesses some major game breaks in TE Matt Bjorson, WR Garrett Oakey while the defense will look towards three starters back in the secondary. Hinsdale Central is a program that just finds a way to reload year in and year out in one of the state's top conferences.

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