Eddie Boche(sr-left) and Garland Gay(sr-right) hope to provide experience to a Whitney Young line that lost a lot to graduation.
Last year: Big wins over Lane and Morgan Park by 7-6 scores. Disappointing losses to St. Ignatius and Fenger. 5-5 overall; 2-3 and a 3rd place finish in the Illini-Red Bird conference.
The best way to describe last year for Whitney Young was a draw. On the plus side they beat Lane, Morgan Park, and CVS. In past years, those were teams they found ways to lose to. Then again, on the negative side they ended their season with a goose egg - a 41-0 loss to Fenger enrollment 891 in the 2nd round of the CPS playoffs.
Whitney Young returns starting quarterback Casey Ford(sr). While Ford is not super athletic or has a super arm or size- he does enough for Whitney Young to make them dangerous. He has an accurate short passing game and enough legs to run the ball effectively at times.
Whitney Young will have to replace a line that lost a lot to graduation including last year's stars Walter Bennet, Davion Belk, and Jim Daniels. Guys like Eddie Boche(sr) and Garland Gay(sr) are going to have to pick up the slack.
They will also have to find a replacement for star running back Barrett Morisette- the starter last year who punished Lane and Morgan Park.
I do hear that Whitney Young has had a good offseason and they looked good during 7 on 7's.
Fall 2012 Schedule and Neilski's predictions
Week 1 - St. Ignatius - Loss
Week 2 - Little Village- Win
Week 3- Hope- Win
Week 4- CVS- Toss Up
Week 5- Dunbar- Loss
Week 6- Curie- Loss
Week 7- Lane - Toss Up
Week 8- Simeon - Loss
Week 9- CPS Playoffs or CPS cross over game
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