Team Preview: OPRF

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School: Oak Park-River Forest

Mascot: Huskies

Conference: West Suburban Silver

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Head Coach: John Horester

Assistant Coaches: Tim Fischer Vergil Geril Tim Hasso Jay Kuchenbecker Max Sakellaris Donal Collins Rashad Singletary

2016 results: 7-3 (4-2 West Suburban Silver Conference). The Huskies made the Class 8A state playoff field and lost to Edwardsville in opening round action.

2017 Oak Park-River Forest Huskies schedule

@ Simeon

vs Downers Grove South

vs Hinsdale Central

@ Morton

@ Proviso West

vs Downers Grove North

@ York

vs Glenbard West

@ Lyons Township

Returning Offensive Starters

Phil Saleh, OL, 6'5" 265, 2018

Craig Shelton, WR, 6'1", 200, 2019

Terrance Roundy, RB, 5'9", 190, 2018

Michael Houston, RB, 6', 200, 2018

Returning Defensive Starters

Cederick Cheatham, LB, 5'9" 200, 2019

Newcomers to Watch

Trevon Brown, WR/DB, 6'2" 175, 2019

Michai Young, WR/DB, 6'2", 175, 2019

Nigel Sykes, LB/DB, 6'2", 190, 2018

Izaiah Ruffin, DE/OL, 6'6", 230, 2019

John Mitchell, S, 5'9", 170, 2018

Brian May, QB, 5'10", 180, 2018

2017 OPRF Huskies summer Camp/7on7 plans

West Suburban Conference 7 v 7

Top Impact Player for OPRF in 2017? Senior OL Phil Saleh. Saleh, who was more known in hoops than football has really made strong progress in his overall game and was a standout this summer at various one day camps. Saleh, who has given Fordham his verbal commitment will add more size/strength at the next level. I would not be shocked to see larger FBS level schools continue to recruit Saleh this coming fall and winter.

Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Overall youth and inexperience. OPRF always has talent and the 2017 has plenty of talent, yet the talent level is much younger this fall for the Huskies than they've had in at least the past handful of years. The schedule is never easy for OPRF in the West Suburban Silver and it also doesn't allow for much time for kids to develop compared to most other conferences.

EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 OPRF Huskies?

OPRF and head coach John Horester has done a terrific job of getting the Huskies in contention year in and year out. I fully expect the 2017 Huskies to make another run towards a state playoff berth and if the younger talent can come along sooner rather than later? OPRF could be a very dangerous team in say Week 9 and beyond.

EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the OPRF Huskies? 6-3/5-4

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