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Conference: Fox Valley Conference
Team Twitter: @CGTrojanFB
Head Coach: Brad Seaburg
Assistant Coaches: Don Sutherland, Mike Walston, Dean Schlueter, Matt Ruhland, Matt Furlong, Mike Manning, Phil Raffaelli, Ryan Passaglia, Ryan Ludwig
2016 results: 10-2 (7-1 Fox Valley Conference). The Trojans made the IHSA Class 6A state playoff field, defeated Wheeling and Grayslake North then lost to DeKalb in the 6A quarterfinal round.
2017 Cary-Grove Trojans schedule
Friday - 8/25 Away Prairie Ridge HS
Friday - 9/1 Home McHenry HS
Friday - 9/8 Away Hampshire HS
Friday - 9/15 Home Jacobs HS
Friday - 9/22 Away Huntley HS
Saturday - 9/30 Home Dundee Crown HS (Homecoming)
Friday - 10/6 Crystal Lake South HS
Saturday - 10/14 Away South Elgin HS
Friday - 10/20 Away Crystal Lake Central
Returning Offensive Starters
Addison West OL JR
Colton Ruhland OL SR
Cadin Koeppel OL SR
Jake Buss OL SR
Quinn Priester SE (QB) JR
Returning Defensive Starters
Max Skol SS SR
DJ Gajewski DL SR
Danny Daigle DB JR
Ben Ferrell DB SR
Newcomers to Watch
Brett Groves OL SR
Kamden Noe OL JR
Blake Skol LB SO
Evan Hissong DL/OL SO
Jack Trauger LB/TE SR
Dan Gilroy LB/TE SR
2017 Cary-Grove Trojans summer Camp/7on7 plans
Did You Know That...graduated Cary-Grove all state RB/LB Ty Pennington is a preferred walk-on at Arkansas this fall?
Top Impact Player for Cary-Grove in 2017? Junior QB/DB Quinn Priester. Priester is another multi-positional starter for the Trojans who could also be asked to play defense as well for the Trojans this fall. Priester is the perfect athlete to run the Cary-Grove ground hugging option offense this fall.
Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Trojans replace the graduated overall production from Ty Pennington? Now we all know that football is a team game, yet Pennington was an impact player for the Trojans for three seasons on the varsity level on both sides of the football. Pennington was also the clear cut team leader as well for the Trojans.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Cary-Grove Trojans?
Cary-Grove will again be in the hunt in the Fox Valley and beyond this fall. Cary-Grove will literally have a very strong and experienced offensive line which is huge upfront as well. If the Trojans can reload a bit on defense and find a few backs, they have a chance to challenge big time for the FVC crown.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Cary-Grove Trojans? 8-1/7-2