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School: Oak Lawn Richards
Conference: South Suburban Blue Conference
Team Twitter: @HLR_Football
Head Coach: Tony Sheehan
Assistant Coaches: Matt Royce, Adam ZIEMBA, Jeff Kortz, Rick Pratl, Kevin Szczepkowski, Steve Fleming
2016 results: 7-3 (6-0 South Suburban Red Conference). The Bulldogs made the IHSA Class 6A state playoff field and lost to St. Laurence in the 6A opening round action.
2017 Oak Lawn Richards Bulldogs schedule
8/25 @ Carmel
9/1 Chicago Phillips
9/8 @ Shepard
9/15 @ Lemont
9/29 @ Eisenhower
10/6 Evergreen Park
10/13 @ Argo
10/20 Oak Lawn
Returning Offensive Starters
Marty Cosgrove OT 6'3 230 2018
Niles Gall WR 5'11 175 2018
Nathan St James WR 6' 180 2018
Derek Flowers RB 5'9 215 2019
Returning Defensive Starters
Kevin Gardner LB 6'1 215 2018
Sebastian Castro DB/QB 6'1 205 2019
Walter Riley DB/WR 6' 180 2019
Newcomers to Watch
Jalen Lee OL/DL 6'3 270 2020
Ahmad Suileman OL/DL 6'3 285 2019
Curtis Hale LB 6' 215 2018
Christin Wright DB 6'2 175 2018
Orrin Prater RB/DB 5'11 185 2018
2017 Oak Lawn Richards Bulldogs summer Camp/7on7 plans
6/14@ LW Central
6/21@ Br Rice
7/18@ Hinsdale Central
Did You Know That...Richards head coach Tony Sheehan enters his 10th season in charge of the Richards program in 2017? Richards has also made the state playoffs in 9 of Sheehan's 10 years at Richards, including 9 straight state playoff appearances.
Top Impact Player for Oak Lawn Richards in 2017? Junior QB/S Sebastian Castro. Castro is already drawing Power 5 looks and offers this summer. Castro will also take the reins of the Bulldogs offense this fall and has a chance to become a big time impact player on both sides of the football in 2017.
Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Bulldogs young talent rise to the challenges of 6A? Richards has a ton of talent in 2017 including several underclassmen names to watch. Yet having young talent and winning games doesn't always seem to compute. If the Bulldogs can get on the same page with it's underclassmen group this team could become a real threat in 6A.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Oak Lawn Richards Bulldogs?
Richards always has talent and always is a factor in the South Suburban Red. That's a given. Yet this team at least early on has the makings of a team that could make noise. Sebastian Castro will be a big key here especially on offense, and Castro has a very good arm as well as the ability to run at all times. If the young but BIG offensive line can come around this is a serious contender in 6A in 2017.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Oak Lawn Richards Bulldogs? 8-1/7-2.