Team Preview: Huntley

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EDGYTIM.com previews the 2017 Huntley Red Raiders here. For more in depth preseason coverage including state wide team coverage along with daily recruiting news and updates, make sure to subscribe to the EDGY Nation today.

School: Huntley

Mascot: Red Raiders

Conference: Fox Valley Conference

Team Twitter: @HuntleyFB

Head Coach: Matt Zimolzak

Assistant Coaches: Mike Slattery - OC/Quarterbacks MIke Naymola - Receivers Joel Bosman - Asst. Receivers Craig Kastning - Running Backs Chris Babyar - Offensive Line Zack Borring - Asst. Receivers Cliff Pawlak - Defensive Backs Paul Reinke - Linebackers Ben Salomon - Defensive Line Keith Mooney - Asst. Defensive Line Gary Swanson - Strength Coach Will Benson - Scout Teams Coordinator Mike Doty - Assist. Offensive Line Doug Millsaps - Assist. Quarterbacks Brad Aney - Head Freshmen Coach John Woo - Freshmen DBs Mike Ginczycki - Freshmen DC/LBs Jeff Beam - Freshmen DL Gavin Fahey - Freshmen WR Jim Rago - Freshmen RBs Zach Davidson - Freshmen OC/QBs

2016 results: 8-4 (6-2 Fox Valley Conference). The Red Raiders made the IHSA Class 8A state playoff field, defeated Stevenson and Fremd then lost to Loyola in the 8A quarterfinal round.

2017 Huntley Red Raiders schedule

at Jacobs

vs. Prairie Ridge

at Dundee Crown

vs Hampshire (Homecoming)

vs Cary Grove

at West Aurora

vs CL Central (Senior Night)

at CL South at McHenry

Returning Offensive Starters

Eric Mooney/QB/6'2/190/2018

Matt Gelander/WR/185/2018

Joey Wilson/OL/6'2/260/2018

Ryan Antonsen/WR/6'2/200/2018

Melvin Bonsu/RB/5'11/180/2018

Brian O'Mara/WR/6'2/160/2018

Returning Defensive Starters

Alex Pitrone/DT/6'4/295/2019

Charlie Zornow/LB/6'2/215/2018

Tyler Koss/DB/5'10/165/2018

Michael Talesky/DB-OLB/6'0/185/2019

Justin Allen/DL/6'1/200/2018

Newcomers to Watch

Donovan Spann (DL)

Ben Dworski (OL)

Ryan Antonsen (ATH)

Michael Boland (WR)

Ron Noll (WR)

AJ Henkle (DB)

2017 Huntley Red Raiders summer Camp/7on7 plans

WWS USA Football National Qualifier 7 on 7

Huntley 7 on 7.

Hoffman Estates 7 on 7.

Team Camp: Illinois Wesleyan University.

Did You Know That...Huntley has made theIHSA state football playoff field in four of the past five seasons?

Top Impact Player for Huntley in 2017? Senior QB/DB Eric Mooney. Mooney has been a mainstay and leader for the Red Raiders the past few seasons. Mooney is one of the fastest kids in Chicagoland and I would not be shocked to see Mooney playing on both sides of the football in 2017.

Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Red Raiders reload upfront on the offensive line? Huntley brings back some impressive starters back (6 offense 5 defense) yet only senior OL Joey Wilson is the lone starter back this fall.

EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Huntley Red Raiders?

2016 was a big year for Red Raiders football in many regards. Despite not winning the rugged FVC they defeated some well established 8A names and programs in the post-season. Huntley has great support, plenty of numbers and some of the state's top facilities. I look for the Red Raiders to challenge for the top of the FVC and beyond in 2017 and could very well again be a major player in 8A.

EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Huntley Red Raiders? 7-2/6-3

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