All city running back Kevaughn Chappell(5-7,160lb, RB/FS-left #5) returns for Whitney Young.
Whitney Young football is coming off a pretty good season. They had a 9-1 record, a Chicago Big Shoulders Conference championship, and a state playoff appearance.
Now they are back in the Illini Red Bird Conference after winning the Big Shoulders in dominating fashion last year. Their biggest wins came against King 19-6 and Lincoln Park 45-7. The Dolphins best hope is to have another big season from returning all-city running back Kevaughn Chappell(5-7,160lb, RB/FS, sr to be). Chappell was a beast last year as he ran for 1773 yards averaging a big 197 yards per game. Chappell has speed, hits the holes quick, and is also a dangerous return man. Helping to open the holes quick will be lineman Ellis Bobbitt(5-9,230lbs,sr, OL/DL). Bobbitt is their top returning tackler and sacker (4). Also watch out for Barry Brookings(5-10, 200lbs, LB/TE) and Zach Everett(6-2, 160lbs, WR/DB, sr). Everett will be an impact player both sides of the ball and I hear he may be a candidate for the starting QB position.
I love Whitney Young's schedule. They open with natural rivals Westinghouse, then neighborhood rival St. Ignatius, and then play Payton in week 3. Conference wise, their key games will be against North Lawndale to open conference play, Lane Tech for their homecoming, and Dunbar to end conference play. They will need to win at least one of them to stay in the Illini.