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Conference: Upstate 8 River Conference
Head Coach: Rob Wicinski
Assistant Coaches: Jim Kafer Gale Gross Brad Wendell Frank Martin Joe Ninni Gary Campana Scott Stuewe Reed Allison Brett Shannon Adam Gregait Greg Hansen Troy Thorgensen Rob Williams Kevin Bell Charlie Bell Steve DeLabar Doug Rossell Jon Schaus
2016 results: 3-6 (2-4 Upstate 8 River Conference). The Vikings failed to qualify for the 2016 IHSA state playoff field.
2017 Geneva Vikings schedule
8/25 Joliet Catholic
9/8 St. Charles East
9/22 @ Larkin
10/6 @ Elgin
10/13 @ St. Charles North
10/20 West Aurora
Returning Offensive Starters
Jacob Temple (WO)
Riley Anderson (OL)
Returning Defensive Starters
Noah Hood (DT)
Troy Tams (Safety)
Cole Campbell (DE)
Ian Hansen (S)
Garrett Sneed (C)
2017 Geneva Vikings summer Camp/7on7 plans
- St Francis College -NIU -Schaumburg - Meta Valley - West Aurora - Nazereath - Streamwood - Sowners Grove South
Did You Know That...Geneva missed the IHSA state playoffs last year for the first time since 2003?
Top Impact Player for Geneva in 2017? Senior WR Jacob Temple (6-foot-4, 180 pounds) is a big kid with very impressive hands and ball skills. Temple is just one of two returning starters on offense for the Vikings this fall and will be asked to provide senior leadership to a very young roster.
Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Vikings reload? Geneva always seems to find a way to reload and compete over the years under head coach Rob Wicinski. Yet this will be a team to watch closely especially early in 2017 with three tough games to start the 2017 season.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Geneva Vikings?
Again Geneva will need to reload this season and the early part of the schedule does them no favors. However, Geneva always has talent and also a good lower levels that will be asked to step in. If the Vikings can survive the first 3 weeks or so of the schedule they have a chance to make a run towards a state playoff spot.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Geneva Vikings? 4-5