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    Hetlet's 2019 Hitters

    Teams coming to grips with new rules limiting playing time (link)

    SMAC, as it's commonly known, developed a new set of participation guidelines for football that restricts playing time during a given week. Combined with tweaks from the IHSA Board of Directors, the rules will drastically impact how teams prepare for games this season.

    The main change is that players are no longer allowed to compete in two games on the same day or in two games on consecutive days. Participation in one play equals a game, meaning a player who enters for one play in Friday's varsity game can't play in Saturday's junior varsity game.

    Not only that, but players can't have any contact in practice the day after games.

    "It's a dilemma," said Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlet. "The system we had was fine. It's extremely frustrating having to work with this now."

    Coaches are adjusting on the fly.

    "I don't think we have all the answers right now," said Waubonsie Valley coach Paul Murphy. "Whatever we have to do, we need to find a way keep all our players competing on the field. It'll be tough to do with these new rules."

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    Oh yeah, 1960 called and wanted their goalposts back, new goal posts this year...


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    12 Days to Kickoff: Glenbard West (link)

    NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O'Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. 12 Days to Kickoff: Glenbard West...

    Biggest storyline: The Hilltoppers have been one of the most dominant Illinois high school programs the last decade or so, but have only advanced to the second round the previous two years. Can the Hilltoppers get back to making deeper runs in the IHSA state playoffs?

    Names to watch this season: OLB Greyson Metz (Sr.) and OL Andrew Johnson (Sr.)

    Biggest holes to fill: The Hilltoppers have a few key spots to fill this summer including quarterback and on the defensive line.

    EDGY's Early Take: Glenbard West head coach Chad Hetlet has produced a 129-21 during his time in Glen Ellyn, including two state titles (2012, 2015) and a runner-up appearance (2009). Nine of his 12 seasons have resulted in double-digit wins. Witnessing the Hilltoppers get knocked out of the state playoffs at home, 45-0 to Lincoln-Way East, has undoubtedly provided plenty of offseason motivation. The 2019 ‘Hitters' will look towards an experience and talented defense to lead the way. They're headlined by senior OLB Greyson Metz, who anchors a unit that showed terrific speed this summer. On offense, they will look to run the football behind a line led by senior OL Andrew Johnson. Look for senior returning starters RB Joey Richmond and FB Nic Seifert to get plenty of touches this season.

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    2019 regular season schedule:

    Aug. 31 vs Maine South
    Sept. 7 vs Leyden
    Sept. 14 vs Proviso West
    Sept. 20 @ Addison Trail
    Sept. 28 vs York
    Oct. 4 @ Downers Grove North
    Oct. 11 @ Lyons Township
    Oct. 19 vs Hinsdale Central
    Oct. 25 @ Oak Park River Forest

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