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School: West Aurora
Conference: Upstate 8 Valley
Team Twitter: @WABlackawkFB
Head Coach: Nate Eimer
Assistant Coaches: Tony Melchiori Joe Howell Mike Runge Bob Fowler Charlie Graves Nate Banks Ron Murphy Alex Shaw
2016 results: 9-1 (5-0 Upstate 8 Valley). The Blackhawks made the Class 8A state playoff feld and lost to eventual state champon Mane South in opening round acton.
2017 West Aurora Blackhawks schedule
08/25/2017 Fri @ YORKVILLE A 7:30 PM Stadium -
09/01/2017 Fri vs. WAUKEGAN H 7:30 PM Stadium -
09/08/2017* Fri @ EAST AURORA A 7:30 PM EAST AURORA -
09/15/2017 Fri vs. GLENBARD EAST H 7:30 PM Stadium -
09/23/2017 Sat @ SOUTH ELGIN A 1:30 PM SOUTH ELGIN -
09/29/2017 Fri vs. HUNTLEY - Homecoming H 7:30 PM Stadium -
10/06/2017* Fri vs. WEST CHICAGO H 7:30 PM Stadium -
10/13/2017* Fri @ BARTLETT A 7:30 PM BARTLETT -
10/20/2017* Fri @ GENEVA A 7:30 PM GENEVA
Returning Offensive Starters
Moshe Rogers/WR/6'3"/175/2019 \
Returning Defensive Starters
Newcomers to Watch
Denver Warren DL/6'3"/290/2020
Kam Moore RB/6'0"/180/2018
Alex Gomez OL/5'11"/280/2018
Kelvin Balfour DL/TE 6'3"/185/ 2020
Dee Spivey RB/5'11"/185/2019
Hezekiah Slater RB/6'1"/200/2019
Braxton Mays DL/6'3"/280/2018
2017 West Aurora Blackhawks summer Camp/7on7 plans
Red Grange 7on7
West Aurora Battle of the Big Butts linemen challenge July 21
Top Impact Player for West Aurora in 2017? Senior RB/DB JaQuan Buchanan will be asked to step into the role and shoes of the Cross twins (Dequan and DaVion Cross) this fall for the Blackhawks. Buchanan has top end speed and power and will be asked to also provide senior leadership in 2017.
Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Blackhawks live up to hype after it's success from a season ago and then take the next steps in getting the program to higher ground in 8A?
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 West Aurora Blackhawks?
Any of you who are semi-regular readers and followers here know already that I really like what's going on at West Aurora. The 2017 Blackhawks might not have quite the known star power from a season ago back this fall. However, West Aurora has a ton of experience returning plus this program continues to tale positive steps forward. I see the Blackhawks again having a strong run in the regular season and then getting at least a round or two deep in the 8A field in 2017.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the West Aurora Blackhawks? 8-1/7-2