Benet will look to feed off previous sophomore success to return to its winning ways this fall.
The Redwings are coming off an enigmatic season. After winning their first six games and climbing up the state rankings, they suddenly fell apart, losing their final four games while being outscored, 162-45.
Thankfully, a whole new season has begun.
“The senior class went 9-0 as sophomores and these juniors went 9-0 as sophomores last year,” senior running back Brad Sznajder said. “The one thing I know for sure about this group is we know how to win. You have to play as a team to do that, and I think that’s the most important thing.”
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Last season: 6-3 (3-3 East Suburban Catholic).
Playoffs: Lost 49-9 to Mt. Carmel in 8A first round.
Coach: Pat New, 23-19, in fifth season at Benet.
Players to watch: Mac Cooney, 5-9, 150, sr., DB; Jack Kelly, 5-9, 220, sr., DL; Trent Kramer, 6-1, 240, jr., DT; Jack Sznajder, 6-1, 170, sr., QB; Brad Sznajder, 5-9, 180, sr., RB/DB; Brian Runger, 6-0, 195, sr., LB.
(x-denotes East Suburban Catholic game; all home games at Benedictine; all games at 7:30)
29, Downers Grove South.
5, at O’Fallon; 12, x-at Notre Dame; 19, x-St. Patrick; 26, x-at Marist.
3, x-Nazareth; 10, x-Carmel; 17, x-at Joliet Catholic; 24, x-Marian Catholic.